Educational Paraprofessional Position - New Haven Public Schools
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant Teacher (Pre-K)
Job Location: Jepson
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: New Haven Public Schools
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: 475-220-1540
Job Description:
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TITLE:  Assistant Teacher, (Local Union 3429)

SALARY: $23,397 - $30,343

REPORTS TO: Principal/Supervisor/Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Teacher will assist in maintaining and facilitating a learning environment that supports each child's emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

  • Assists the teacher in establishing and maintaining a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.
  • Consults with teacher on plans and curriculum activities.
  • Assists the teacher in preparing and maintaining classroom materials and supplies.
  • Participates in all planned school activities, Staff meetings, Work Shops, etc. and takes responsibility for own personal growth.
  • Observes the strengths and needs of each child and helps establish individual goals for each child.
  • Works with teacher to ensure that the classroom environment supports and respects the cultural backgrounds, languages, individual interest and learning style of each child.
  • Assists teacher in planning, implementing and documenting curriculum activities in all developmental areas: physical, emotional, cognitive and social.
  • Works closely with teacher to provide experiences and an atmosphere that encourages each child's self-concept.
  • Attends all parent meetings as required.
  • Collaborates with teacher and other staff to ensure that parents are involved in the classroom and other areas of the program.
  • Provide for students’ physical needs, including diapering

  • Associate Degree or 60 college credits or receive a qualifying score on the ParaPro Assessment

Physical Demands of the Job
  • Adheres to federal, state and municipal physical health guidelines including immunization, employment physical and required health and safety training.
  • The physical ability to frequently lift, move or hold children with a range of weight from 10-60 pounds (occasionally the job will require lifting, moving or holding children more than 60 pounds).
  • The physical ability to participate in activities that may require lifting, reaching, squatting, climbing and sitting on the floor.
  • The physical ability to respond quickly to emergencies or unexpected situations.
  • The ability to maintain mental and physical alertness and the appropriate level of energy during the entire day.

  • 10-Month work year. Local 3429, Group I. The New Haven Board of Education must approve all recommendations for employment of Assistant Teachers.

  • Performance of this job will be evaluated by provisions of the Board of Education’s policy on evaluating personnel.


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