This position is a .5 (half-time) position
Under direction, to teach and instruct Kindergarten pupils in academic, social, behavioral, and manipulative skills; to plan, develop, organize, and conduct a comprehensive education program for early childhood age pupils; to assist pupils and parents in making an appropriate transition from a home centered environment to a more structured educational environment; and to do other related functions as required.
This position classification requires subject matter expertise commonly associated with teaching and instruction of Kindergarten age pupils. Responsible and directly related teaching and instruction experience is required to effectively provide instruction to early childhood educational experiences. The position classification performs decision analysis and makes decisions of considerable consequence, in determining how best to provide individualized instruction to children with a wide range of learning needs. The functional role of this position classification requires the application and interpretation of data, facts, procedures, and policies. The incumbents meets frequently with school administrators, other teachers, internal staff and members of the community to communicate information, data, and alternative problem solutions. This a sedentary position classification and performs light work that involves sitting some part of the time, but also requires walking and standing for extended periods. This position requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, handling and working with materials and objects, and providing oral information.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
·Provide learning experiences in such areas as language arts, social studies, pre-reading, arithmetic, science, art, physical education/movement, and music.
·Utilize an adopted course of study, program outlines, and other materials in developing lesson planning and teaching outlines.
·Utilize a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing pupils, including subject matter instruction, demonstration, activity participation, utilizing a variety of educational equipment, materials, and learning aids.
·Prepare, develop, and use a variety of instructional materials appropriate for verbal and visual instruction of pupils with a wide range of intellectual, physical, and emotional maturity.
·Review, analyze, and evaluate the history and background of pupils in designing an educational program to meet specific individual needs.
·Provide individual and group instruction designed to enhance the pupils' mental, social, and emotional growth.
·Establish standards for student behavior utilizing a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques, including behavior modification, reinforcement, and other positive behavior shaping processes.
·Review, analyze, and evaluate the academic and social growth of pupils, and records appropriate analyses and perceptions.
·May prepare, administer, score and record criterion referenced and standardized tests used in evaluating pupil progress.
·Counsel, confer, and communicate with parents regarding pupil progress and in the interpretation of the educational program.
·Work with school and District personnel in assessing pupil needs, and in the development of alternative solutions to individual educational planning.
·Plan, create, and maintain an effective learning environment through the utilization of functional and aesthetically attractive displays, bulletin boards, learning and activity centers.
·Select, and requisition appropriate educational supplies, materials, books, equipment, and learning aids.
·Establish and maintain a suitable room environment through the proper control of heating, lighting, and ventilation.
·Perform non-instructional activities, including curriculum and instruction development, student supervision, and advisory and consultation activities.
Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of early childhood education pupils;
Child growth and development principles and theories;
Educational, curriculum, and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to a Kindergarten education program;
Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, conflict resolution resolution procedures;
Educational materials, supplies, equipment and learning aids used in a Kindergarten program;
Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive teaching and instruction program for klindergarten pupils;
Provide effective learning experiences for pupils from a wide range of socio-ecomic and cultural backgrounds, and with varying mental, social, and emotional maturity; Effectively assess the educational needs of pupils, and design develop, and individual remediation and educational plans; Provide a warm, attractive, and inviting learning environment; Perform research and development activiities pertaining to Kindergarten curriculum and instruction modifications and revisions, and in the development and implementation of pilot projects designed to enhance Kindergarten age pupil educational activities.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Successful completion of student in a recognized college or university, or two years of regular full time elementary classroom teaching experience, including one year in a Kindergarten teaching assignment.
Possession of a Baccalaurate or higher degree with emphasis in elementary or early childhood education, and subject areas commonly taught in the elementary grades, or closely related fields.
Possession of a CDE Teacher Licensure for Elementary Education.