Job Title: Classroom Assistant

Reports to:Site-based Administrator/ECP Supervisor
Typical Schedule:180 days
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:4016
Salary Schedule:26B

JOB GOAL

Responsible for delivery of appropriate childcare and support for school readiness skills to children in the Head Start program, including the provision of comprehensive services to ensure compliance with state, federal and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

  1.   Assist with supervision of children to ensure required adult child ratios; may require staff to provide support in multiple classrooms.

  2.   Assist, support, and monitor individual and/or small groups of children as directed by and under the supervision of the teacher.

  3.   Assist with preparation and implementation of lesson plans for children based on individual needs to support the development of school readiness          skills.

  4.   Assist with the delivery of services to children and families in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

  5.   Assist with the administration of appropriate screening and assessment tools designed to measure and observe student progress.

  6.   Assist with children’s personal and self-care needs (toileting, changing diapers, feeding, etc.).

  7.   Assist with family engagement opportunities supporting parent volunteers.

  8.   Assist with effective utilization of media and technology in the classroom.

  9.   Assist with maintaining a safe classroom environment conducive to effective learning and care.

10.   Assist with maintaining accurate records.

11.   Attend required state, federal, and district trainings including topics related to curriculum, childhood health and safety, and child supervision.

12.   Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of principles of child development and care for preschool age children
  • Knowledge and understanding of community agencies and resources related to prekindergarten services
  • Ability to relate to children and families from diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state guidelines related to Prekindergarten Services
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs and ability to effectively use technology in daily work, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • New hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET); current employees are not required to have this screening

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Child Development Associate Credential or equivalent
  • OR
  • An agreement to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA), or a comparable credential/certification. Must begin working on the credential/certification within six months and completed within eighteen months of employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  •   Experience in child care for preschool aged children
  •   Bilingual
  •   College training in early childhood/child development or related field
  •   Experience working with low-income families
  •   Experience working with children, schools, and agencies
  •   Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for adult and child

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Classroom Assistant;   EST: April 18, 2017;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: April 18, 2017