Elementary School District 159
TITLE: Preschool for All Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Pupil Services EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2012
This position will encompass pre-kindergarten-aged children who are in need of a structured, enriched and engaged classroom environment to promote appropriate academic and socio-emotional skill development. The teacher will be required to develop and reinforce appropriate cognitive and emotional skill development through a variety of modalities needed by the children. The teacher will be required to develop a program environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to be successful in accordance with each student’s ability. Instruction will be provided with the assistance of teacher paraprofessional. Class size will be twenty students in two half day programs as outlined in the Preschool for All and ISBE guidelines.
Reports to: EC Block Grant Program Coordinator, Building Principal, Director of Pupil Services.
Supervises: Classroom, students, volunteers
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teaches district approved curriculum with additional supports to meet the individual needs of students
2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
3. Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
4. Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
5. Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
6. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
7. Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
8. Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
9. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
10. Plans and coordinates the work of classroom aide, parents and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips.
11. Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.
12. Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, activity centers and exhibits of students’ work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability 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.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instruction program
- Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents
- Skill in oral and written communication
- Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
· Bachelor of Arts Degree
Valid Teaching Certificate Type 04 Early Childhood
ISBE Special Education Approval/Endorsement(Preferred)
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here 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.
- Frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.
- The employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 pounds such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.
- The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being or work output of other people.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus.
- The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
- Noise level is moderate to loud.
- Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.