GSRP Aide – Part Time


Contact Person: Pam Hagelgans
Job Location:
St Joseph County ISD
62445 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI 49032

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience with preschool preferred.
  • Ability to work in cooperative and collegial manner with GSRP Lead Teacher.
  • Yearly CPR/AED and first aid certification and TB test.
  • Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and work at physical level with preschooler.
  • Required to have a physical presence at the designated job site each scheduled work day.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to use computers, software and other current technology.
  • Effective written communication skills; including parent/family communications and program data and reports.
  • Have the ability to effective oral communication with children, families, GSRP Program Manager and other program staff.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Maintain professional atmosphere and demeanor in classroom, acting at all times as a representative of GSRP and/or ISD.
  • Attend and engage in continuous professional development as needed and appropriate.
  • Implement high quality developmentally appropriate practices as outlined by GSRP Implementation Manual. http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-63533_50451-217313–,00.html
  • Knowledge of the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team, including co-teaching with Lead Teacher, Early Childhood Specialist, Early Childhood Speech Therapist and Early Childhood Support Specialist to coordinate and plan curriculum and activities.
  • . Engage in activities with children at their physical level.
  • Create an overall supportive, nurturing, strength based atmosphere.
  • Maintain student confidentiality.
  • Be flexible in working with four different sites and including as a substitute.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County ISD Administrators.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise children during classroom activities and outdoor periods on the playground.
  • Supervise emergency situations (i.e. tornado drills, fire drills, etc.).
  • Monitor safety of children during arrival and departure activities.
  • Supervision of children out of the classroom and/or school building (i.e. community based instruction/leisure, field trips, etc.).
  • Constantly monitor and evaluate the safety of all children.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE JOB:

  • Climb steps and playground equipment as needed.
  • Walk long distances in community-based instruction.
  • Lift and position physically involved children.
  • Change diapers or assist any children in toileting and other self-care skills.
  • Assist with maintenance/custodial care of classroom, as needed.
  • Use universal precautions at all times for personal health and safety.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Assist the Lead Teacher with classroom clerical and record keeping duties (i.e. attendance, lunch count, progress monitoring of child development).
  • Complete accident and/or incident reports as needed.

REPORTS TO: GSRP Program Manager

ASSESSMENT: GSRP Program Manager

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Part time (no benefits) To be determined based on the Non-Union Conditions of Employment. Work schedule: 190 days, Monday –Friday, not to exceed 30 hours per week.

Closing Date for Job:  08/31/2024

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