Kindergarten Assistant

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Start Date
08/03/2021
Position Areas
Instructional Support

Description

Kindergarten Assistant
Effective: August 3, 2021


-  Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.

 

Essential Job Functions

-  Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
-  Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
-  Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
-  Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
-  Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
-  Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
-  Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
-  Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
-  Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
-  Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
-  Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
-  Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
-  Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
-  Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
 

Additional Duties:

-  Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
-  Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
-  Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Travel Requirements
-  Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-  Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
-  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
-  Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
-  Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
-  Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
-  Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
-  Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
-  Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
-  Works in standard office and school building environments.
-  Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Must be Highly Qualified.  In order to be Highly Qualified applicant must have at least one of the following qualifications:

1.  Have taken or will take the Praxis Test for Paraprofessionals and achieve(d) a passing score.
2.  48 hours of successful college course work
3.  An Associate's Degree or higher

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt

Posted By

Bradley County Schools

800 South Lee Highway , Cleveland, TN 37311
 

At the following locations

Taylor Elementary

5265 Bates Pike Southeast , Cleveland, TN 37323



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,554

State Average: $9,312

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 4%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.12

State Average: 15.06

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 13%

FTE

1,139

State Average: 874