Pre-K Instructional Support Assistant- (115891)

Kansas City, MO, US
Aug 16, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood

Job Title: Pre-Kindergarten Instructional Support Assistant (115891)

Job Title Code: 115891

Salary Grade: (see Paraprofessional salary schedule)

Reports To: Early Learning Program Administrator

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Date Prepared: March 1998 Date Revised: March 2018

Program Code: 03

Title I Position Code: 115891

PURPOSE OF JOB: To work with Pre-Kindergarten certified instructors to effectively plan, coordinate and carry out child development and learning activities. To work with the instructor to guide children in activities designed to promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for Kindergarten preparedness by performing the following duties.


Perform a variety of basic duties to assist the classroom instructor including but not limited to: data entry related to student learning and behavior per program guidelines, creating and maintaining parent information boards and completing required KCPS documents related to attendance, student health and meals served.

Prepare, organize, cleanup and sanitize classroom materials while adhering to DHSS Licensing and MO Accreditation requirements and NAEYC and Trauma Sensitive best practices.

Assist instructors in team teaching, team planning and scheduling daily and emergency response routines.

Monitor and reinforce appropriate student behavior throughout the educational and extended learning Pre-Kindergarten day.

Work cooperatively and effectively with peers, consultants, parents and classroom volunteers.

Participate in program and parent involvement activities, modeling and coaching appropriate student behavior and serving as an ambassador for the Early Learning Department.

Attend all professional development sessions as mandated per program requirements or program administrator request.

Plan individual and group learning activities to stimulate student growth in language, social, emotional, STEAM and motor skills.

Coach children in, and model the practice of, caring for equipment, materials and self with a goal of developing habits of safe and healthy care for self and surroundings.

Other related duties as assigned.




Sixty (60) college hours with a grade point average of at least 2.5. Twenty-four (24) of the sixty (60) hours must be in early childhood, youth development or child/family related courses. *Transcript must be on file prior to hire

OR: Current Preschool CDA credential

Missouri state substitute teacher certification

Knowledge of the Project Construct Curriculum

Skills in working with young children and their families

Desire to work with Pre-Kindergarten children

Familiarity with urban school districts

Ability to pass Family Care Safety Registry background check (FCSR)

Hold or obtain an approved MODHSS Medical Examination Report for Caregivers and Staff (including TB test results)


Three (3) years successful experience working with young children and families in an urban setting

Trained in, and experienced with, Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015 assessment

Two or four year degree in Early Childhood Education or Education

Trained in, and experienced, with Project Construct Curriculum in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom


Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 205 days

Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

BENEFITS: KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

Primary Location:
Early Childhood
Salary Range:
$12.74 - $20.71 / Per Hour
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