SUMMARY: Assist teacher with supervising and engaging 1- to 2-year-old children in activities and materials that promote development of each individual student’s language, cognitive, self-help, motor, and social-emotional skills. Assist teachers with the physical care of each child, feeding children, ensuring children have the appropriate amount of rest time, and assisting the teacher with other responsibilities mandated by the Colorado Division of Child Care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. May assist teachers with one or more of the following: implementing lesson plans; maintaining the classroom environment; promoting skills, and taking care of materials; observing students’ growth and development for the purpose of assessing student skills; preparing instructional materials; maintaining the classroom schedule and daily routine; completing required paperwork; supervising students to and from classroom and/or buses, on field trips, on playground, and/or during other activities; and/or leading activities for a class and/or small groups.
2. May assist students with understanding and reinforcing skills and materials in their native language. May also support parents by interpreting at school functions and/or by providing student progress information.
3. May assist with student health care, including one or more of the following: administering first aid to ill or injured children; caring for diapering and/or toileting needs; dispensing medication; assisting with medical needs; executing health care directives related to tube feeding, monitoring diabetes, and other situations; conducting health screenings; maintaining health records, logs, reports, and evaluations; and ordering and stocking medical supplies.
4. May attend appropriate in-services, building meetings, training, and/or school functions.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: AA Degree or have passed State Approved Assessment. Must have completed at least two (2) three (3) semester hour college courses from a regionally accredited college or university on the development and care of infants and toddlers in a group setting, one (1) of which must be infant/toddler development or the Department approved expanding quality in infant and toddler development course of training. May require training in computers or bilingual education, languages, and/or cultures.
EXPERIENCE: At least 6 months experience working with children in a child care or early education environment. Must be “group leader” qualified as defined by the Division of Childcare Licensing; a Group Leader Certificate from an accredited community college is preferred. May require experience in health care; working with children with various learning and physical disabilities.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: May require one or more of the following skills: basic English, grammar, spelling, writing, word processing, keyboarding, basic microcomputer skills, communication, and/or foreign language. May require operating knowledge of audiometer, vision screeners, charts, scales, blood pressure cuffs, and stethoscope, or word processing, database, and spreadsheet computer software, MS-DOS and Windows operating systems, and networks. Operating knowledge of general office equipment preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: Universal Precautions, First Aid and CPR certifications may be required.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, acts as a resource for supervising teacher, students, parents, administration, and/or staff.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by supervising Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, Computer Coordinator, and/or Program Director. Requires independent judgment to manage students and assist in their education, make quick decisions, treat students equitably and fairly, evaluate students' abilities and progress, direct class/students in the absence of the teacher, provide a positive role model for the students, care for ill or injured students, and/or ensure computer equipment is functioning properly. Also requires ability to follow directions and follow school and District guidelines, policies, and procedures. Decision making is guided by District, school, and state policies, procedures, and behavioral standards; Infectious Disease Handbook; District Technology Plans; and/or Building Instructional Plans. Decision making is made in collaboration with the supervising Teacher, staff, Principal, Assistant Principal, parents, counselors, administrators, and/or supervisor. Errors in decision making could impact students' safety, health, education, and/or progress. Supervisor is always involved in decision making.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties may require cross training in one or more of the following: office equipment, basic health care, student management, special education, bilingual skills, computer technology, and/or basic instructional skills. Duties and actions impact individuals within the immediate work unit or assigned building.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently required to talk or hear; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and/or stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and/or sit on floor or child-sized furniture. The employee may be required to lift/carry up to 50 pounds without assistance, and push/pull 200 pounds while assisting students in wheelchairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, use interpersonal skills, instruct, and analyze. May be frequently required to compare, copy, coordinate, compute, evaluate, and compile.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Probationary Employee – first 180 days.
2. Ten (10) month position (190 days August – June)
PAY RANGE: 4B/C10
REPORTS TO: School Director
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated with the Board’s policy on the District Classified Performance Evaluation System.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete online application.by 4:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2012.