Classroom Support – Early Childhood
Genesee Intermediate School District – Flint
2033 Elms Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48507
The Classroom Support will assist the Lead and Associate teachers in providing a high-quality learning environment for children ages 6 weeks – 4 years old in the Head Start program. The Classroom Support maintains ratios of adults to children so that there is a minimum of two Head Start staff members in classrooms at all times. Classroom Support may help students transition to and from buses and assist during lunch time and naptime. Classroom Support will support the instruction and interaction of children in the classroom to promote comprehensive school readiness in all domains.
Essential Duties (May include, but not limited to):
Provides program support in instructional and related activities in the Head Start classrooms.
Follows all regulations pertaining to the Head Start Performance Standards, Michigan Child Care Licensing and Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Interacts with all children in a way that promotes positive interaction, development of vocabulary and expressive language.
Implements Conscious Discipline in the classroom environment.
Assists with the implementation of instructional activities based on student goals and objectives as written in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities.
Loads and unloads students from school buses/vehicles under the direction of Head Start center staff.
Assists with meals, play, recreational and other activities, as required, in the assigned area of responsibility.
Works as a team with the Lead and Associate teachers to plan activities in the classroom, large motor area and playground.
Assists with health and safety protocols to keep children from harm and supervised at all times.
Conforms to the GISD Head Start Standards of Conduct.
Participates in staff meetings, in-service/staff development activities, training and school improvement team activities.
Consistently models win-win leadership.
Uses technology to communicate with staff.
Assists in the preparation of bulletin boards, duplication of materials and other material preparation activities in the assigned area of responsibility.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
College coursework in Child development, education, preferred.
Work experience in a child care or educational program preferred.
Work experience with children with disabilities preferred.
Must meet State of Michigan Department of Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry Clearance.
Ability to accept supervision and direction.
Ability to work creatively and skillfully with students.
Communicate effectively with students.
Works successfully as a member of a team.
Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district.
Present a professional self-image.
Communicate professionally, effectively and in a timely fashion.
Interact positively with parents, caregivers and team members.
Cooperate with other staff.
Follow district health and safety procedures.
Demonstrate physical stamina necessary for assisting young children.
Repetitive stooping, squatting, bending, lifting, walking, kneeling and reaching while maintaining personal balance and stability required; implement established behavior improvement intervention plans and perform the essential job duties.
Punctuality and attendance are requirements for the position.
Ability to work a flexible workday, work week, and work year.
Represents the district in a professional manner at all times.
Exhibit emotional stability.
Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and established administrative guidelines.
Special Job Considerations:
Type of Certification: None
Bargaining Unit: None
Salary Schedule: Contracted Limited-Duration Grand Funded Position. $12.79 per hour. 28-40 hours a week. 173-241 days.
Immediate Supervisor: Site Coordinator