EAIIA, Early Childhood Assistant

Pittsburgh, PA, US
Sep 12, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
Assist and support the classroom teacher in carrying out an educational program preparing children for school readiness as well as share in the philosophy of whole-child education meeting the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, cultural, and health needs of children.

Reports To: Principal

Paraprofessional Salary Schedule Educational Assistant II, Level A (starting at $2, 756/month)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

- Must hold an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree (any content area) or current Preschool CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential.

- Experience in working with early childhood (preschool) students is EA preferred.

- Documenting/Recording Information: Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

- Performing Administrative Activities: Performing day to day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

- Technical Proficiency: The ability and willingness to exhibit competency in the technical areas needed to do a specific job.

- Organizational Ability: The ability and willingness to organize and utilize resources to achieve results.

- Workflow Management: The ability and willingness to perform work within defined specifications and timelines and to manage conflicting priorities.

- Stakeholder Relations: The ability and willingness to interact and communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Residency Requirements: City of Pittsburgh Residency Required

Essential Job Functions:
1. Plans with the teacher for various assignments, areas of responsibility, and/or specific duties.

2. Assists in the teacher with lesson planning and delivery of lessons, including individualization for students.

3. Assists in meal time preparation as needed.

4. Assists with classroom management / behavior management plans.

5. Assists the EC classroom teacher and Early Intervention teacher with meeting individual students' IEP goals and making necessary adaptations.

6. Assists with student assessments, screenings, and data collection as needed.

7. Assists in carrying out a plan for meeting appropriate outdoor and indoor play and quiet time.

8. Assists in maintaining a wide range of suitable activities so that the children can make choices according to their own interests and needs.

9. Assists in diapering, toileting, and potty training in a positive manner.

10. Attends pre- and in-service training as scheduled.

11. Assists in providing easy and natural transitions for children moving from one activity to another.

12. Assists in completing home-visits and parent-teacher conferences as mandated by the Early Childhood Program and Federal Head Start guidelines.

13. Works to build trust and promote positive interactions with families.

14. Assists in insuring that equipment and materials are in good condition and provide a setting that is orderly and attractive.

15. Participate in and support program initiatives such as Keystone STARS, NAEYC Accreditation, etc. as necessary.

Additional Job Information:
Physical Demands: This position is primarily sedentary in nature. Employee will be required to operate computer system for data entry, and have the ability to complete necessary paperwork. This position requires minimum physical effort and not subjected to Occupational Health and Safety risks.

Work Environment:
1. Indoors in busy office, working in close proximity to co-worker
2. Frequently required to work at fast pace
3. Requires considerable concentration and creativity.
4. Subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and work load.

ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodation in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).

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