Job Summary :
Provide direct services to IEP students in general education preschool settings and provide preschool staff support for student behaviors and other developmental needs
Essential Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.
This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned :
Instructs assigned students in the location and at the time designated
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
Creates a positive and nurturing class environment that is developmentally appropriate and conducive to learning
Prepares for assigned students, and shows written evidence of preparation at the request of the supervisor
Sets and maintains standards of student behavior, and upholds district wide discipline policies
Guides the learning process, through the use of established clear objectives, toward the achievement of district curriculum / IEP goals
Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
Strives to implement, through instruction and example, the district’s philosophy of education
Assesses student accomplishments on a regular basis, and provides progress reports as required
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Maintains accurate and complete records required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
Makes provision to be available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the regular instructional day when such encounters are required or requested under reasonable terms
When assigned a teacher assistant, student teacher, or volunteer, plans and supervises assignments and activities for that person or persons
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
Performs other duties as assigned or required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS :
Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
Knowledge of appropriate teaching strategies and methods
Knowledge of typical and atypical development
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Must hold a current teaching certificate for special education and early childhood issued by the Arizona State Department of Education.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS :
Specialized teaching assignments may require additional training and / or certification.
Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.
Must have a negative Mantoux TB test prior to the start of the position
May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
May be required to lift students weighing up to 60 pounds.
May be required to work outside normal working hours.
May be required to travel to perform work functions.