Pre Kindergarten Instructional Assistant

$12 yearly
  • Amarillo Independent School District
  • 7200 Interstate 40 West Amarillo, Texas 79106-2598
  • May 23, 2020
Full time Support Staff

Job Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

 

To assist the pre-kindergarten teacher(s) in maintaining appropriate activities and learning environment inside and outside of the classroom in order that students may learn effectively. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum Education/Certification:            

High School Diploma & meet the District’s formal academic assessment required by Every Student Succeeds Act 

Associates (or higher) degree OR 48 college credit hours

Valid Texas Educational Aide Certificate

Meet the rigorous standard of quality required by the district

 

                Special Knowledge/Skills

                The ability to work effectively and harmoniously with students, parents and school personnel is essential.

                The abilities to willingly follow written and/or oral directions and to exercise good judgment are required.

                               

                Work Conditions:

                 Tools/Equipment Used: Classroom materials

                 Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

                 Motion: Repetitive hand motions, reaching

                 Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 50 pounds)

                 Environment: May work in outside conditions

 

                Minimum Experience:     

                Experience working with students and parents is preferred. This experience may be work in church-related

                school day camps, youth groups, private schools, licensed day-care or similar experiences

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 

  1. Participates in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.
  2. Conducts learning exercises with small groups of children.
  3. Guides children in working and playing harmoniously with other children.
  4. Alerts the teacher to special needs of individual children.
  5. Provides escort and assistance to children as necessary.
  6. Helps maintain individual records for each child.
  7. Fosters good eating habits and table manners in children.
  8. Assists teacher in maintaining neat work and study areas.
  9. Assists with the supervision of children during lunch and outside periods.
  10. Collects and displays suitable material for educational displays

 

EVALUATION:

                In accordance with state law and Board policy.