Classroom Assistant, Bright Futures

Philadelphia, PA, US
May 14, 2019
Classroom Assistant, Bright Futures
The School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

School Based Support

Grades: PK

Job Number: 4600168800

Start Date:

Open Date: 01/15/2019

Closing Date: 07/03/2019

Department: Comprehensive Early Learning Centers
Reports To: Administrative Superior
The School District of Philadelphia is the cornerstone provider of public education in Philadelphia. For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound. Over 131,000 students entrusted to the District arrive at school every day with an extraordinary range of needs and aspirations. We are committed to delivering on their right to an excellent public school education, and we are particularly focused on ensuring every student has access to exceptional educational opportunities. Equity is our mandate. Will you join us?
Job Summary
Assists teaching personnel in providing meaningful learning experiences and creating an optimum learning environment for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and school age children in a Comprehensive Day Care Center. Confers with teaching personnel to meet the instructional, social and physical needs of children. Assists instructional personnel in preparation of materials and during various activities.
Examples of Work
  • Assists in planning formal and informal classroom learning activities; circulates through the classroom to assist students in the completion of assigned tasks under the direction of an instructional superior; serves as an instructional resource person to small groups of children by working with them to build confidence and responsiveness, encouraging verbalization of thoughts and emotions; reinforces previous instruction from teaching personnel; circulates through the school/facility as require by work assignment.
  • May read and/or tell stories to children; participates in musical and recreational activities with children in the classroom and on the playground; accompanies class on trips through neighborhood and other places of interest; as required, performs escort services within the center.
  • Assists in the preparation of exhibit tables, classroom displays and bulletin boards; prepares and distributes art and instructional materials; assists in cleaning up classroom area.
  • Attends in-service courses to augment instructional skills utilized and practiced on a daily basis; applies educational theory to practical classroom situations.
  • Prepares and maintains attendance and other required records on reports; helps maintain classroom discipline.
Minimum Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • classroom procedures.
  • child growth and development.
Ability to :
  • relate to, and understand the learning process of children.
  • develop learning experiences and participate in learning activities.
  • use basic educational materials and instructional aids.
  • prepare and distribute classroom materials.
  • understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with center staff, parents and community members.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Salary: From: 15425.00

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