- $40,150.00 -67,740.00/year*
Education - Excluding Post Secondary
77 The Way
Early Childhood ParaprofessionalLocation:
Charter Oak International AcademyJOB REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum qualification is a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Associate s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or 30 ECE credits + 2 years experience is preferred. Familiarity with School-Readiness, CT PAF/PCF, CT ELDS, and NAEYC-accreditation standards is preferred. Must currently hold or be willing to pursue CPR/First Aid certification. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
We seek qualified early childhood paraprofessional staff for our school-based public PreKindergarten classrooms serving children age 3 to 4 years of age. Paraprofessional staff will work collaboratively with the classroom teacher, other school staff and administration to provide a supportive, safe, and nurturing environment. Under the direction of a certified classroom teacher, early childhood supervisor, and principal, the early childhood paraprofessional will build positive relationships with school staff and each individual child and foster social-emotional, physical, creative expression, and cognitive development through hands-on, engaging learning experiences aligned with CT Early Learning and Development Standards.
West Hartford Public School PreKindergarten programs are National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited. Familiarity with School-Readiness, CT PAF/PCF, CT Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS), and NAEYC accreditation standards is preferred. Salary/benefits are commensurate with West Hartford Paraprofessional union contract
Essential duties and responsibilities include: but are not limited to:
Instructional SupportImplement lesson activities, reinforce lessons, and tutor individual students using lessons developed by teachers in a variety of settings (classrooms, school building/grounds, field trips)Assist in individual and small group instruction, modeling programs to meet the needs of individual studentsAdminister formal and informal assessment instruments and keep appropriate recordsImplement behavioral management strategies aligned with those utilized by classroom teacherAssist teachers with crisis problems and disciplineSupport teacher and student use of technology resources (e.g. Smartboard, computer tablets, assistive technology)
ClericalAssist with classroom set-up and preparation of instructional materialsObserve and document data on student performance and behaviorUse of copy machines and other equipment to prepare materials and resources.Perform related clerical duties as assigned.
CommunicationDemonstrates an ability to effectively communicate with and maintain a positive relationship with students and staffWorks as part of the team in providing services to studentsCommunicates concerns and issues to the teacher and/or administration as warrantedMaintains the same level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information as is expected of fully certified teachers
Non-instructional SupportKnowledge of health issues of students, being aware of safety concerns and precautions specific to students, how to respond to and monitor seizure activity as appropriate, following school rules and communicating with school nurse.Knowledge of school fire drill and lock down procedures.Monitors students in non-academic settings such as cafeteria, recess, study hall and provides support for transitions to and from busEscort students to/from other areas within the school environmentMonitor and support student participation in art, PE, music, library/computers as well as transitions throughout the facility.Prepare bulletin boardsAssist professionals with the development/preparation of learning materials/instructional resources and the environmentProvides assistance with individualized program materialsAssist students with personal and hygiene care, including activities of daily such as eating, dressing, toiletingPhysical demands of the position include the ability to lift up to 40 lbsAssist in cleaning and disinfecting toys, furniture, equipment necessary per NAEYC guidelines
Participates in staff training and development opportunities to promote professional growth and student learning.
Associated topics: baby, child, child care, daycare, early, early education, nursery education, preschool assistant teacher, toddler, toddler teacher
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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