Student Support Services
Merrill Park Elementary
Saginaw Public Schools-website
DEPARTMENT/BUILDING: Elementary Schools, K-8 Schools
REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Specialist and Building Administrator
Saginaw Public Schools Pre-K Associate Teachers are responsible for assisting the teacher in the classroom in any manner that the teacher requests to help assure a quality instructional program.
DISTRICT-WIDE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
The School District of the City of Saginaw, in partnership with parents, students, businesses and the community, are committed to and responsible for ensuring the highest level of academic achievement and career planning for all students, the highest performing organizational structure at all levels, and a safe and effective learning environment for all students.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of age appropriate activities
2. Knowledge of basic math, grammar and punctuation
3. Knowledge of child development and learning styles
4. Skilled in operating classroom equipment
5. Ability to schedule activities and collate data
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality
7. Ability to work with constant interruptions
8. Ability to understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions
9. Ability to communicate effectively
10. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, urban setting and develop a rapport with students, staff, parents and the school community
11. Ability to work as a team to facilitate planning activities, and assisting teacher in implementing.
Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or walk, sit, lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 10 lbs., stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Adapt classroom activities, assignments and/or materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom goals and objectives
- Support the teacher in the instructional process by administering classroom assignments
- Assist the teacher in evaluating progress of classroom objectives
- Monitor individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, fieldtrips) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
- Prepare bulletin boards and displays for the observance and/or recognition of important cultural events (e.g., Cinco de Mayo, Black History, Reading Month, etc.)
- Perform general clerical tasks (e.g. laminating, making copies, filing, etc.) to help the teacher get instructional materials ready
- Report observations and incidents relating to specific students and communicate information to teacher
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred.
- Valid Classroom CDA Credential (if hired after June 21, 2011) required.
- A minimum of 60 hours of credit at an accredited college or university (or) pass the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment with a score of 460 or Higher (if hired prior to June 21, 2011) required.
- Working towards a degree in Early Childhood education preferred.
- Previous classroom aide experience preferred.
Attend any training as mandated
- School environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust.
- Noise level in this work environment may be moderate to loud.
- This position requires sitting, standing and walking around the room for long periods of time.
CURRICULA RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist the teacher in planning and delivering instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classroom as developed by the building
METHOD OF EVALUATION:Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.
Preceding data are intended to convey information essential to making fair pay decisions about the job, and are not exhaustive lists of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it.
Hourly Rate: $ 10.81 - $11.02 per hour. This wage follows the SEIU Contract. Per the Affordable care Act after 90 days Full-time positions are eligible for insurance coverage or cash-in-lieu if no insurance coverage is needed. After a six month probationary period sick and personal time are earned at a pro-rated basis.
Only those applications assigned to a specific Job Number will be considered;
a general application does not satisfy the application protocol.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: The Saginaw Public School District accepts on-line applications only. Applicants are to submit:
(1) Complete detailed SPSD Application (educational background, specialized/technical training, work experience),
(3) Cover Letter,
(4) Letters of Recommendation.
An application may be obtained online by going to the SPSD web site at: www.spsd.net and clicking on “Employment”
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Saginaw Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, disability, age, or national origin in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth group. This following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Saginaw Public Schools
Saginaw MI 48607