TITLE:       Early Childhood Teacher, Unified School District No. 500

JOB GOAL: 

To facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts, skills and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible member of society. To ensure continuous improvement in state and national performance levels to prepare students for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on-track and on-time for success.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education.

Kansas teaching certificate in early childhood education, early childhood unified, early childhood special education or early childhood endorsement.

English as a Second Language endorsement preferred or be committed to obtaining that endorsement.

 

COMMUNICATION

Maintains communication with teachers, other program personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action that will meet the educational needs of students.

Provides health services, information, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.

Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff.

Compiles data for statistical purposes.

Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.

 

ORGANIZATION

Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation.

Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and supplies.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.

 

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair, or moving/rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety, work output and well-being.

 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

 

  

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  186 days – This is a Grant Funded position. Hire and contract renewal is contingent upon the grant/fund source and KCKPS Board of Education approval.

 

SALARY:             Based on USD #500 Salary Schedule

 

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt         

 

REPORT TO:     Principal

 

EVALUATION:  Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy

 

Signatures

 

This job description has been approved by all levels of management:

 

Manager _______________________________________________

 

HR ___________________________________________________

 

Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.

 

 

Employee _____________________________ Date ____________