|Work Location:||Various City-Parish Departments|
|Starting Salary:||10.0284 Hourly / $20,859 Annual|
|Candidates are REQUIRED to bring a copy of their high school diploma or GED to an interview|
|Under the general supervision of a professional superior, performs professional work in instructing preschool aged children in a day care center. Work involves teaching preschool aged children basic pre-elementary subjects. Work includes planning, organizing and supervising classroom activities for the social, emotional, intellectual and psychological growth of preschool aged children. Instruction is individual or in groups and is adapted to needs, interests, and abilities of the child. Work is reviewed through conferences and review of lesson plans. Performs other work as requested.
Note: Most employees within this classification are paid an hourly rate and work ten (10) months or less a year.|
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Plans daily activities of the children by writing lesson plans.
Observes and records the progress of the children by completing all necessary forms and records.
Greets visitors; encourages participation of parents in classroom activities; contacts parents concerning children's problems.
Instructs and supervises children in play, loading into proper bus, and classroom activities.
Requests and obtains all necessary supplies and equipment.
Supervises and directs Teacher Aides in implementing daily activities and lesson plans.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge and understanding of the developmental levels of preschool aged children.
Knowledge in the motivational techniques used in total child development.
Ability to teach, supervise and relate to preschool aged children, both individually and in groups.
Ability to establish control and provide proper discipline when necessary.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to instruct and teach others the skills and practices of childhood learning.
Ability to carry out supplementary responsibilities related to the children's program.
Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.|
|EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE|
|Bachelor's degree in early elementary education or a closely related field. |
|Any equivalent combination of education and experience.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Must be able to bend, stoop and lift 50 pounds.
Must be able to ride and travel on a school bus.
Selected positions in this classification may require typing or other computer software skills.|
|This position had a federally mandated starting rate at Step 5 ($11.26 hourly). Some of these positions are not year round positions. Annual salary is calculated by the hourly rate times hours worked.|
|Score derived from application grading.|
|In your employment application, please detail all experience such as: ages of children taught, programs developed and implemented, records maintained, parent interaction, referral services provided, curricula developed, supervisory and administrative duties, etc. Also be detailed about your education, training, certifications and licenses and provide copies of college transcripts with your application. |