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Pre-K Specialist

NATURE OF WORK

Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional work to assist in the coordination of activities for the Pre-K Program. Promote synergy while providing assistance and support to teachers by acting as a liaison between classrooms, parents and/or administrators.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide technical assistance with classroom learning environments and curriculum implementation which promote personal and academic growth for disadvantaged children.

Provide support and guidance to Pre-K staff and administrators undergoing the Star Rating child care licensure process as required by the Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Serve as a leader between the school system and other agencies on projects related to preschool and literacy.

Keep informed of new research and trends related to pre-k and parenting by reading professional materials and attending conferences and/or seminars.

Assist with planning and scheduling professional development opportunities for Pre-K personnel.

Regularly visit all Pre-K classes and provide written feedback to the director.

Assist with updating and revising policies, handbooks, parent guides, and necessary forms for various audiences in appropriate languages.

Monitor teachers' reports pertaining to individual student growth and program accountability.

Provide teacher guidance with building strong ties linking home and school. To help make parents aware of community and school services accessible to them. To create a "parenting partnership" between home and the educational community that will foster positive self-esteem within families. Assist with developing activities which promote parent involvement.

Assist with disseminating materials and publications for school based parenting centers which promote good parenting techniques, home learning projects, and available parent resources.

Provide leadership with transition of students to Pre-K and to kindergarten.

Devise and maintain records and reports necessary for the execution of the job.

Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Pre-K Director.

 

MINIMUM TRAINING

BS in Birth to Kindergarten, Master's preferred, successful teaching experience in a Pre-K Program (minimum of 3 Years), ECERS-R Evaluator Training (five day - willing to get), experience with the Division Of Child Development and Early Education Regulations

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, calculators, printers, copiers, etc. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves technical assistance in the classrooms and travel between schools and the Central Office.

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, people or things.

Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.

Requires the ability to read correspondence, travel reports, checks, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, handbooks, electronic communications, etc. using proper format.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to present material to individuals and groups of people

Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and files

Ability to monitor and coach classroom instruction and provide written feedback

Ability to type accurately at a moderate rate

Ability to use common spreadsheet, word processing and file maintenance programs

Ability to follow both oral and written instructions

Ability to work alone, focused to complete assigned duties on a daily basis and whenever other areas need immediate short-term assistance

 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Pre-K/Elementary

STATUS: Exempt

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.