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Teacher Aide
 
Work Location:Department of Human Development and Services
 
Starting Salary:9.4794 Hourly / $19,717 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1050
 
NOTE:
Some positions may work 9.5 months per year. Annual salary is calculated by the hourly rate times hours worked. who work 9.5 months per year) This is not a year round position. Annual salary is calculated by the hourly rate times hours worked.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the close supervision of a teacher, performs responsible work in assisting the supervision and education of preschool aged children. Work involves assisting a teacher in conducting daily educational and recreational programs for preschool aged children. An employee of this class also assists in preparing the classroom for activities, serving lunches and snacks, and supervising special activities. 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
Under the direction of a teacher, supervises children to ensure safety of the child. Prepares the physical environment for activities including meals, and rest periods. Performs specific teaching activities as assigned by a teacher, such as taking children to cafeteria, recording attendance, giving children their vitamins, and other related tasks. Assists in teaching the children good eating habits and proper personal hygiene. Supervises the children on buses and assists them in crossing streets.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of motivational techniques used to direct preschool aged children in health, safety, and educational development. Ability to teach, supervise, and relate to preschool aged children both individually and in groups. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions. 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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and six months of experience in supervising preschool children's activities.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
None.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must be able to bend, stoop and lift 50 pounds. Must be able to ride and travel on a school bus. Position(s) in this classification may require typing or other computer software skills.
 
JOB CODE:105363
 
EXAMINATION
Teacher Aide exam required (may take up to 2 hours from test start time). Subject areas and other exam preparation information are available at http://brgov.com/dept/HR/ExamBreakdown.htm. Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:30 9:00 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:30 9:00 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. Picture identification, proof of social security number and a completed employment application are required for test room admittance. *Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants may begin as early as 11:30 am in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
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.