Instructional Assistant - Early Childhood Education

  • BERKELEY SCHOOLS
  • Berkeley, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training
  • Salary: $18.45 - $22.48 Hourly USD

Job Description

NOTICE OF OPEN AND PROMOTIONAL, COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FROM WHICH SUBSTITUTE, LIMITED TERM, AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of a certificated administrator, assist certificated teacher(s) by providing tutorial support and early childhood education services to children enrolled in an assigned program; supervise children in educational settings
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Provide tutorial support and early childhood education services to children enrolled in an assigned program; tutor individual students in a variety of subject areas and assist with implementing lesson plans as assigned by the position

• Support and deliver instruction under the guidance of the teacher(s)

• Assist with the development of lesson plans; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude and general guidance

• Assist with maintaining various student records, files, logs and reports related to student progress, and assigned activities

• Assist with snack and lunch time as assigned; assist children with eating activities; assist students with washing hands and faces after play times and meals; as needed, accompany teachers who are assisting students with toileting

• Provide classroom support to the teacher(s) by setting up work areas and displays, and distributing and collecting paper, supplies and materials

• Assist with active supervision of children in educational settings

• Consult with teacher and use protocol as needed to implement appropriate intervention strategies

• Accompany and assist with supervision of students on field trips

• Attend staff meetings as assigned

OTHER DUTIES:
Perform related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Basic principles and practices of early child development
Child guidance principles and practices
Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of designated families
Basic instructional methods and techniques
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Operation of standard office equipment
Oral and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques
Elementary level mathematics

ABILITY TO:
Provide tutorial, support and early childhood education services to assure preschool-age children enrolled in an assigned program are ready for kindergarten
Tutor individual students in a variety of subject areas and implement lesson plans
Learn, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Learn policies and objectives of assigned program and activities
Assist with planning and implementing a variety of educational activities
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Operate standard office equipment
Maintain records and prepare reports
Education, Experience and Other Requirements: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by 6 units of college level coursework in early childhood education and one year experience working with students or families in a social services or educational environment

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Valid first aid and CPR certificate issued by authorized agency preferred
Incumbents in this classification are expected to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Some incumbents in this classification may be required to speak, read and write in a designated second language.
Working Conditions and Additional Information: WORKING CONDITIONS:

ENVIRONMENT:
Indoor work environment
Outdoor playground environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
Hearing and speaking to exchange information
Seeing to read a variety of materials
Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 pounds with assistance
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Bending at the waist or kneeling to assist students
Walking extended distances on field trips
Exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases

SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
This is an open and continuous recruitment. This recruitment will have a cut-off date every 90 days.

Cutoff dates for this recruitment will take place yearly on:
March 1, June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1

The first step in the examination process is the application screening and whether or not the candidate meets the minimum qualifications listed. Applicants invited to advance in this recruitment will be scheduled to take the first test soon after the cutoff date.
The testing process may consist of a written exam; an oral exam; a performance exam; a structured interview (SI); a qualification appraisal interview (QAI); an evaluation of training & experience/education (T&E) and/or any combination thereof.
ONLY the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) test requires and is mandated to have a passing score of 70 on each of the three parts of the test.
All other tests will have a passing score set between 50 and 99 depending of a variety of factors affecting that specific recruitment.
All candidates must pass the first examination process to be invited to the next step/test in the process.
As the testing process consists of a minimum of two examination processes; the weight of each those processes may be determined at any step in the processes.
Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination(s)/test(s).
Candidates will be notified of the minimum pass points/test score for each examination and/or test in the examination process.

OTHER: Proof of identification for completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be submitted at the time of processing for employment.

SALARIES: All salaries as stated are based on present information and are subject to change. Appointments are made at the minimum salary shown in the posting and increases are granted at intervals based on anniversary date.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to fostering a positive working environment for its employees. Accordingly, BUSD practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying of any employee based on an employee's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testi?es or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy.

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination regarding Board Policy 4030:

Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator
2020 Bonar Street, Room 116
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510-486-9338
Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net

Closing Date/Time:

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