JCE Teacher Assistant, Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Center, Jenks, Oklahoma

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Date Posted October 08, 2019
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Jenks Public Schools Job Description

Position: Teacher Assistant - Early Learning Center

Reports to: Site Coordinator - Early Childhood Center

Supervises: None

Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or GED required.
  2. Experience in preschool or childcare teaching preferred.
  3. Must meet all state licensing requirements.
  4. Early childhood training through credit and/or non-credit classes, workshops, conferences, etc. preferred.
  5. Ability to lift thirty pounds to shoulder height.
  6. The ability to bend, stand, kneel, lift and move freely about in order to interact with children and perform all job duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
  7. Satisfy all district requirements with regard to physical health and citizenship.
  8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Position Goal: Assist in providing innovative teaching and care in an early learning environment that offers and encourages choice and developmentally appropriate self-direction.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with everyday operations of the program, including setting up before students come and cleaning up after the students leave.
  2. Work with students in a manner consistent with each child’s growth and development, be aware of each child's needs.
  3. Assist in preparing lesson plans for children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices.
  4. Implement lesson plans in a developmentally appropriate environment. Structure work and play centers to meet the needs of the children and licensing requirements.
  5. Attend all required meetings and meet all staff development requirements.
  6. Assist in evaluation of the program.
  7. Adhere to student behavior and discipline as per the Jenks Elementary Handbook. Guide and administer discipline in a positive, respectful manner, while promoting self-control, self-direction and self-esteem for each individual child.
  8. Attend workshops and conferences in accordance with licensing standards and requirements per licensed year.
  9. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Employment Terms: Nine (9) month classified hourly contract

FLSA Qualification: Non-Exempt

Evaluation: Jenks Public Schools Classified Evaluation

Physical Demands:

This is an overview intended for compliance with the ADA – it is not an exhaustive list of the duties to be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of a specific position.

Regular Requirements: Stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; twist at the neck and trunk; bend at the waist; stoop, kneel, crouch; lift/move up to 20 pounds; handle objects and tools with hands; repetitive use of fingers and hands.

Occasional Requirements: Reach with hands and arms overhead, above shoulder and horizontally; lift/move up to 40 pounds.

Visual Requirements: Close, color, peripheral, depth perception, ability to adjust focus.

Hearing/Speaking Requirements: Adequate to exchange information.

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