ED ASST - PRE-K (School year 2018-19)

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedMarch 08, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified


Job Title:Education Assistant – Pre-K FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code & Class, SOC#80266Revision Date:04.25.2014
Salary Plan & Pay Grade:Support; SCH004Revised By:Lisa Wiltshire
EEO Code:513: Teacher aidesComp Reviewed By:Sheila Armstrong
Funding Source:Local# of months; # of days:10-mos; 201 days

REPORTS TO: Teacher and to Director – Early Childhood
DEPARTMENT NAME: Pre-K Education Program
JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Works directly with a classroom teacher and under the direction of the school principal or others in a supervisory position. School principal determines job placement within the school.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
Job Responsibility 1:Welcomes students upon arrival and supervises students during lunch, rest, recess and/or dismissal, or during other activities designated by the teacher or administrator.
Job Responsibility 2:Provides small group instruction under the guidance and supervision of certificated personnel.
Job Responsibility 3:Facilitates and models appropriate social interactions and behaviors among students.
Job Responsibility 4:Assists in personal care of students, e.g. feeding, diapering, lifting, comforting, etc.
Job Responsibility 5:Monitors students’ performance.
Job Responsibility 6:Models appropriate hygiene and appearance to students.
Job Responsibility 7:Collects and records data of students’ performances in behavior and/or academics.
Job Responsibility 8:Maintains professionalism and confidentiality. Models respectful behavior towards students, peers and supervisors.


DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations

Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.

PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Deal effectively with a variety of individuals daily.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads routine sentences or instructions; writes routine sentences and completes routine work forms; speaks routine sentences using standard grammar.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs semi-routine work involving set procedures and rules, but with frequent problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving little or no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.

SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

Associate’s Degree in applicable field of study or 48 hours of college credit hours from an accredited college or university.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

Prior work experience working with young children and/or with diverse populations is preferred.

More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Standing and walking: generally 4 hours per day (sedentary)
Lifting and carrying: frequently lifting 40 lbs and occasionally lifting 50 lbs
Push and pull: unlimited grasp and fingering
Dexterity: ability to operate machines, tools or office equipment
Additional requirements: unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs; exposure to heat extremes.

UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.

The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, disease/pathogens, and traffic.

SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.

The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, and depth perception.


Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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