Closing Date: February 28, 2019
EASTERN IDAHO SPECIAL SERVICES AGENCY
Position Title: Assistant Teacher
Department: Head Start Program
Supervisor: Center Manager
Position Status: Non-Exempt, Seasonal Full Time, 30-40 hours/week
or, Seasonal Part-time, 29 hours/week (determination based on center needs)
Starting Wage: Grade 4 & 5
This position assists the Lead Teacher in providing a supportive, safe, enriched learning environment for children, parents, volunteers and team members. This position also promotes a respectful, sensitive and pro-active approach to each child and his/her family and uses multi-cultural and anti-bias materials in the classroom in order to prepare children for successful transition to kindergarten. In addition, this position assists in promoting social competence, fostering emotional health, enhancing physical growth, and increasing cognitive skills of each child in the class, with particular emphasis on literacy and learning numbers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
SKILLS and ABILITIES
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret general business procedures. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Excellent listening skills are required. Bi-lingual skills, (including speaking, writing, and reading Spanish), may be required depending on each center’s staffing needs.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply basic concepts of mathematics. Ability to calculate and apply figures and amounts such as fractions, percentages, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret and apply commonsense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of work situations within the scope of the job.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of the behaviors of three and four-year-old children and a working knowledge of available community resources and Head Start Performance Standards. Successful completion of a criminal background check, physical exam and Tuberculosis (TB) screening required.
Proficiency in the use of computer and all common office machines required. Ability to work with specific computer software, including word processing and spread sheet programs. Adequate typing skills are necessary for this position.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, and REGISTRATIONS
Employee must have reliable transportation, be insurable and have a valid Idaho driver’s license.
The 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle objects. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; and to stoop, kneel, bend, and sit on the floor.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.