EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE) PARAPROFESSIONAL (THE COTTAGE) (#201637)

Aspen Preschool ( learn more )

Aspen School District

Aspen, Colorado ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3802354
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 12, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2022

Job Description

The Aspen School District seeks a Preschool Paraprofessionals for The Cottage. 

 

Position Title: ECE Paraprofessional

Department: The Cottage

Reports to: Preschool Director

Classification: Classified (ESP) Full-time Non-Exempt

Contract Period: 9 Month (185 days with some variance depending on the year)

Compensation: $25.00 - $31.08 per hour DOE

 

ASD offers district-funded employee and dependent health benefits including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to benefit-eligible employees. Other benefits include (as eligible): paid leave, CO PERA (pension plan) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, free transportation for employees from Carbondale to Aspen, employee assistance program, wellness program (can be used for highly reduced or free ski pass), and supplemental insurance (i.e. cancer, disability, etc).

 

I: Position Summary

  • The ECE paraprofessional shares responsibility for the care and education of an assigned group of children. They are responsible for implementing curriculum, supervising children, communicating with parents, and providing a healthy and safe environment for children ages infant to 5 years.
  • Once Lead Teacher Certified - pay will increase ~$5 per hour, can be obtained within a year 

 

II: Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Due to the safety responsibilities of this job, the employee must communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing – bilingual Spanish is a plus
  • Working knowledge of computers, including software and databases
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment
  • Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD preferred
  • Contributes actively to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility (give and take) in team discussions, activities, and decision making
  • Willingness to co-teach with another teacher in the classroom
  • Manages oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances the image of public education
  • Acts consistently in ways that directly support the missions, educational objectives, and codes of ethical conduct of the Aspen Preschool and the Aspen School District
  • Displays a willingness to learn new information
  • Uses clear verbal communication and strong listening skills
  • Develops and maintains rapport and effective relationships with children and adults contacted in carrying out duties and responsibilities by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct
  • Formulates goals that reflect the organization’s strategic theme and include specific, measurable outcomes instead of just completing activities
  • Maintains high ethical standards, legal responsibility, and confidentiality
  • Attends all staff meetings
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom, considering the health and safety of the students
  • Assumes an equal share of required preschool housekeeping duties
  • Assists in training new staff members to ensure a smooth transition and coordination of all classroom activities and staff and student inter-relationships
  • Opens and closes the classroom at the beginning and end of the day

 

III: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Utilizes the Creative Curriculum to plan developmentally appropriate activities and opportunities which foster exploration, independence, and understanding to establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and enjoyable learning environment
  • Supports the social and emotional development of all children to advance intellectual and physical competence
  • Demonstrates concern for personal differences between individuals to develop the interests and capabilities of all children
  • Fosters an enjoyment of learning while helping young children understand their roles as members of a group to establish positive and productive reciprocal relationships within the classroom
  • Records the progression of student learning and development using Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Assesses the children's needs and developmental progression on an ongoing basis, and in cooperation with the Director, adjusts the program/curriculum to focus upon the needs of the individual child and/or group
  • Promotes communication with parents through daily progress reports, newsletters, and parent-teacher conferences, maintaining the confidentiality of all information regarding parents and their children
  • Completes on-going professional learning as appropriate and required for licensing

 

IV: Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be in compliance with the requirements of 7702.45 of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Maintain current CPR/First Aid certificate - training provided by the Aspen School District 

 

V: Work Environment 

  • Office environment; exposure to computer screens
  • Mostly clean and comfortable surroundings
  • Exposure to noise and bodily fluids

 

VI: Essential Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs., bending, squatting, standing, reaching, sitting, walking, and stooping, occasional climbing, crawling, and repetitive motion

 

VII: Acknowledgement 

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The successful candidate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director. The Aspen School District reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 5
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
    Support Staff > Supervisory Aide
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Aspen School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Ginny Haberman
    • 0235 High School Road
    • Aspen, Colorado 81611

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