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Educational Aide II - Pre-K Aide - 183 Days

Company: Keller Independent School District
Location: Keller
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Aide II, Early Childhood Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt

(Pre-K, Pre-K Bilingual, Pre-K Co-Teach) Funding Source:

Pay Grade: PR 2

Hiring Schedule Department/School: Assigned Campus

Function: Educational Support

Reports to: Campus Principal and Teacher(s) Assigned

HR Date Approved: December 2015

HR Date Revised: June 2020

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SUMMARY:

Help meet physical and instructional needs of individual students including students with disabilities inside and outside classroom. Assist in preparing, conducting and managing of classroom activities. Assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP), including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs. Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.

For positions funded by Title monies or for positions at campuses identified as a campus-wide Title campus, the position supports grant activities aimed at improving academic achievement for students struggling to meet state standards.

The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

* Model KISD core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams; and manage resources to effectively support District goals.
* Provide program support and service delivery; communicate effectively within and across teams and participate in cross-functional work groups.
* Maintain a commitment to the District mission; model District expectations through personal leadership and actively support the efforts of others to achieve District goals.

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MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Instructional Support

* Provide instruction to students under the direction of teacher; work with individual students or small groups.
* Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.
* Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
* Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
* Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
* Assist with administration and scoring of objective testing instruments or work assignments.
* Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

Student Management

* Help supervise students throughout school day, inside and outside classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty.
* Regularly help meet the individual needs of student(s) including transferring to and from wheelchairs; lifting and positioning; interpreting instructions; and assisting with physical needs and personal care such as feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
* Help manage the behavior of assigned student(s). This may include assisting in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior alongside teacher and/or campus administrator direction if needed, therefore, must be trained in Crisis Prevention Institute Training (CPI Training) if assistance is expected.
* Recognize differences in student's special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs and adapt methods and interaction according.
* Work with assigned student(s) or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher.
* Assist with monitoring and maintenance of medical devices that are needed to maintain the health and safety of students, if applicable.
* Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of assigned student(s).

Policy, Reports, and Law

* Maintain confidentiality.
* Participate in professional development programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned.
* Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
* Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas
* Follow District safety protocols and emergency procedures.
* Perform other related duties as assigned.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Certification:

* High School Diploma or hold a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
* Valid Texas Educational Aide Certificate
* Have met formal academic assessment, Associate Degree, or two years of study at an institution of higher learning*
* *Required by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for aides who are providing instructional support in Title I, Part A program.


* Crisis Prevention Institute Training - if required by campus

Experience:

* One (1) year successful experience working with children
* For Title I, Part A Programs: Two (2) years successful experience working with children in an educational setting

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SPECIAL KNOWLEGDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

* Ability to work with children with disabilities
* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
* Ability to communicate effectively
* Knowledge of general office equipment

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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES

* None

_________________________________________________________________MENTAL/PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Tools/Equipment Used:

* Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; other specialized and adaptive equipment used by students

Posture:

* Frequent standing; kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion:

* Frequent walking and reaching

Lifting:

* Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); Occasional heavy lifting (45-80 pounds unassisted and 81-200 pounds assisted) and positioning or students with physical disabilities, controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting nonambulatory students, and lifting and moving adaptive and other classroom equipment

Environment:

* Work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards (bacteria, communicable diseases)

Mental Demands:

* Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress work; prolonged or irregular hours

Keywords: Keller Independent School District, Keller , Educational Aide II - Pre-K Aide - 183 Days, Other , Keller, Texas

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