Position Description: ASSISTANT TEACHER – HEAD START
Responsible to: Teacher, School Principal and/or Program Coordinator
General Supervision: Works under the supervision of the Program Coordinator
Purpose: To serve as an integral member of the classroom instructional team by assisting the teacher and district in providing services that support the district’s mission to educate all children to higher levels.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Prepare lessons for appropriate learning for individual students or small groups of students under the direction of the program coordinator.
· Provide instruction to individual students or groups of students under the direction of the program coordinator.
· Administer, score and record achievement and diagnostic tests under the direction of the program coordinator or teacher for the individual students or small groups of students.
· Devise special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests and abilities.
· Operate and care for equipment and instructional materials.
· Supervise students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, field trips and in other non-classroom activities as needed.
· Check notebooks, correct papers and supervise testing and make-up work.
· Attend to non-instructional duties such as snack, toilet and clothing routines.
· Serve as a chief source of information to colleagues, supervisor and/or principal, as applicable.
· Alert the program coordinator to any problem or special information about an individual student.
· Perform clerical duties as assigned by the teacher or program coordinator, as needed.
· Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of a licensed teacher.
· Participate in in-service training programs, as assigned.
· Attend monthly parent/teacher meetings and presents developmentally appropriate parent and child activities to be done at home.
· Encourage parent volunteers in the classroom; oversees their participation in classroom activities.
· Obtain and maintain parent input into curriculum planning through classroom activities.
· Maintain awareness of student health problems and makes referrals for care to health coordinator.
· Implement objectives delineated in PPT of special needs children.
· Make at least two home visits per year.
· Conference with Social Service worker weekly.
· Attends case study when necessary to discuss children
· Perform related duties as appropriate for the position.
SKILLS, ABILITIES & Qualifications:
· Must meet NCLB Para compliance requirements, as applicable.
· Experience/training in working with children.
· Such additions and alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable.
· College coursework related to educator training preferred
· Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions effectively.
· Exhibits good judgment, patience, tact and courtesy.
· Physical condition commensurate with the demands of, at a minimum, the essential functions of the position.
All applicants must apply online at www.danbury.k12.ct.us