Preschool Assistant Teacher
PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER
$12.30 - $14.70 per hour
The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher is responsible for working with the classroom teacher to provide a rich learning environment for all children while also maintaining positive partnerships with parents; as well as working as a professional member of the Early Childhood Team.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
1. Work with the Teacher to create an enriching classroom environment within the limits of the resources provided by the district.
2. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to ensure children are safe and supervised at all times.
3. Provide proper supervision of children to ensure materials, equipment and the facility are not damaged or destroyed.
4. Works with the teacher to maintain acceptable standards of classroom behavior and management.
5. Attends and participates in faculty meetings and program sponsored events.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
An assistant early childhood teacher, assigned responsibility for a single group of children during times specified in 7.702.55, must meet ONE of the following qualifications:
1. Completion of one of the early childhood education courses in Section 7.702.42, A (Code of Colorado Regulations), with a course grade of “C” or better and twelve (12) months (1820 hours) verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age, who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a family child care home; a teacher’s aide in a center, preschool or elementary school. Assistant early childhood teachers must be enrolled in and attending the second (2nd) early childhood education class which will be used as the basis for their qualification for the position of early childhood teacher;
2. Persons having completed two (2) of the early childhood education classes referenced in Section 7.702.42, A, with a course grade of “C” or better and no experience; or,
3. A current early childhood professional Credential Level I Version 1.0 or 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers
Maintains a generally positive attitude
Observes all district policies and procedures
Has read the employee handbook to familiarize themselves with pertinent policies
ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Mostly clean and comfortable
Some positions may require outside work or involve hazardous materials and specialized safety requirements
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Bending, stooping, kneeling, walking, sitting, standing, squatting, reaching, running, crawling.
Some positions may require occasional lifting from 10 to 50 pounds and moving of equipment.