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Kansas City, MO School District

Pre-K Instructional Support Assistant- (115891) (Pre-K Instructional Support Assistant- (115891))

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TitlePre-K Instructional Support Assistant- (115891)
Posting IDPre-K Instructional Support Assistant- (115891)
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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Job Description

 

Job Title: Pre-Kindergarten Instructional Support Assistant (115891)

Job Title Code: 115891

Salary Grade:                       (see Paraprofessional salary schedule)

Reports To:  Early Learning Program Administrator

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Date Prepared: March 1998 Date Revised: March 2018 

Program Code: 03 

Title I Position Code: 115891

 

PURPOSE OF JOB: To work with Pre-Kindergarten certified instructors to effectively plan, coordinate and carry out child development and learning activities. To work with the instructor to guide children in activities designed to promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for Kindergarten preparedness by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to work in-person

  1. Perform a variety of basic duties to assist the classroom instructor including but not limited to: data entry related to student learning and behavior per program guidelines, creating and maintaining parent information boards and completing required KCPS documents related to attendance, student health and meals served.
  2. Prepare, organize, cleanup and sanitize classroom materials while adhering to DHSS Licensing and MO Accreditation requirements and NAEYC and Trauma Sensitive best practices.
  3. Assist instructors in team teaching, team planning and scheduling daily and emergency response routines.
  4. Monitor and reinforce appropriate student behavior throughout the educational and extended learning Pre-Kindergarten day.
  5. Work cooperatively and effectively with peers, consultants, parents and classroom volunteers.
  6. Participate in program and parent involvement activities, modeling and coaching appropriate student behavior and serving as an ambassador for the Early Learning Department.
  7. Attend all professional development sessions as mandated per program requirements or program administrator request.
  8. Plan individual and group learning activities to stimulate student growth in language, social, emotional, STEAM and motor skills.
  9. Coach children in, and model the practice of, caring for equipment, materials and self with a goal of developing habits of safe and healthy care for self and surroundings.
  10. Other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Sixty (60) college hours with a grade point average of at least 2.5.  Twenty-four (24) of the sixty (60) hours must be in early childhood, youth development or child/family related courses. *Transcript must be on file prior to hire
  1. OR: Current Preschool CDA credential
  1. Missouri state substitute teacher certification
  2. Knowledge of the Project Construct Curriculum
  3. Skills in working with young children and their families
  4. Desire to work with Pre-Kindergarten children
  5. Familiarity with urban school districts
  6. Ability to pass Family Care Safety Registry background check (FCSR)
  7. Hold or obtain an approved MODHSS Medical Examination Report for Caregivers and Staff (including TB test results)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Three (3) years successful experience working with young children and families in an urban setting
  1. Trained in, and experienced with, Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015 assessment
  2. Two or four year degree in Early Childhood Education or Education
  3. Trained in, and experienced, with Project Construct Curriculum in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 205 days

 

Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

 

BENEFITS:  KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

 

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$13.27 - $24.06 / Per Hour
LocationEarly Childhood

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/11/2020

Job Contact

NameTitleHuman Resources
EmailPhone8164187700