Teacher Aide - Emmanuel Family & Childcare Development Center
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Kansas City Pre-K Cooperative Paraprofessional
Job Location: 4736 Prospect Avenue
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Emmanuel Family & Childcare Development Center
Kansas City, MO 64130
Telephone: 816-921-3164 EXT 2008
Job Description:
The Kansas City Pre-K Cooperative is an innovative pre-K model that includes twelve local education agencies (LEAs) and five early education providers. The Pre-K Cooperative provides a structure for participating LEAs who do not currently offer pre-K services to operate pre-K classrooms and programs in established, high-quality early education programs to serve students for the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to increasing access, these partnerships will increase kindergarten readiness, improve vertical alignment between pre-K and kindergarten, provide families with collaborative support services, and ultimately increase student achievement.
The Kansas City Pre-K Cooperative seeks to:
· Maximize access to quality pre-K slots for children and families, positioning all students for success throughout their educational journeys.
· Identify approaches that promote systemic efficiency and coherence, focusing on partnerships across sectors.
· Develop and provide a best-in-class pre-K program with demonstrable kindergarten readiness results.
· Improve the vertical alignment between early education and elementary schooling.
· Collaborate with a broad array of community organization and service providers currently operating in Kansas City to provide comprehensive services for students and families.
The cooperating LEA’s and early education providers are seeking to hire
Paraprofessionals responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate educational environment in a full-day pre-K classroom.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
· Maintain a neat, clean, classroom environment and a professional personal appearance.
· Build positive relationships with students, staff and parents. Create and foster a positive learning environment.
· Actively participate in regular professional development activities, both internal and external, such as regular classroom observations, reflective discussion of professional practice, professional readings, visiting other classrooms and schools to observe colleagues, attending conferences, and offering trainings or workshops for colleagues in an area of expertise.
· Take part in a collaborative professional team environment, working with other teachers and administrators to develop, implement, and refine instructional practices.
· Follow the Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices. Develop and implement lesson plans in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.
· Assist the lead teacher in planning a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. Confer with and seek assistance of school administrators regarding possible interventions for struggling students.
· Assist in the completion of developmental screenings and any other screenings within the first 30-45 days of a child entering the classroom. Assist in the completion of DRDP Assessments for each child three times per school year. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulation.
· Report pertinent behavior to the Early Learning Director immediately.
· Participate in the discussion of special needs of individual children with teaching staff supervisors, specialists and parents. Provide necessary documentation for referring children.
· Assist in conducting all required parent/teacher conferences and home visits. Solicit parents’ assistance; explain and promote parent involvement through participation and activities.
· Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
· Assist in preparing and maintaining the center for licensing and accreditation requirements.
· Maintain accurate attendance and meal records.
· Practice family style serving (eat meals with the children) daily.
Required Qualifications:
· Must hold an Associate’s degree in early childhood or sixty (60) college hours with a minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, or child/family related courses and experience working in a program with young children and their families for any classroom with more than ten (10) children

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