Assistant Teacher/Bus Monitor

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 2 months ago

Job Features

Position TitleAssistant Teacher/Bus Monitor
DepartmentHead Start
Period to Apply10/03/2022-Open Until Filled
SupervisorEducation & Disabilities Manager
Pay Rate$23,129.60 - $34,694.04
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationHead Start

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of the Education and Disabilities Manager, assists teachers in providing classroom experiences to enhance and promote the educational, intellectual, and social growth and development of children. Serves as Bus Monitor and assists Bus Driver while children are transported to and from school. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Education and Disabilities Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

NATURE OF WORK

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assists in implementing lesson plans in a manner that will develop each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social behavior and in accordance with Head Start strategic plan; assists with planned activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills.
• Assists Teachers in providing stimulation activities and experiences in all curriculum areas; avoids activities causing over-stimulation or fatigue.
• Assists Teacher in providing and supervising a variety of experiences by means of dramatic play, storytelling, field trips, and group discussion to stimulate students’ interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
• Encourages children to take pride in their cultural heritage.
• Assists in analyzing and appraising children’s progress and maintaining accurate written records, including assessments, IEP and ILP documentation, screening instrumentation, anecdotal observations, and other forms in a child’s working file.
• Accompanies and transports children on field trips or to activities.
• Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care.
• Fosters cooperative social behavior; promotes self-expression and appreciation of aesthetic experiences.
• Ensures the cleanliness and safety of materials, classroom, and playgrounds by performing routine inspections.
• Assists classroom volunteers and parents in feeling welcomed, comfortable, and involved.
• Assists Teachers in maintaining effective working relationships with parents by assisting with parent participation.
• Accompanies Teachers on home visits with families for purposes of assessment, support, and sharing information
on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
• Completes attendance records and accident and incident reports.
• Updates the Parent Communication ensuring accurate and timely information.
• Assists Teacher in implementing established classroom rules and routines and ensuring that they are understood
and accepted by children and their parents.
• Assists children in getting off and on the bus; provides transportation to children as needed; drives program bus on an
established schedule.
• Attends monthly parent meetings; occasional weekend activities; and other program coordinated events.
• Rides the bus as a monitor to assist children on and off the bus.
• Releases children to adult authorized person only.
• Ensures children are secured before bus is in motion.
• Assists with bus evacuation drills, accidents, and/or emergencies.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
• Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS and CERTIFICATIONS

• Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural
backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing
with people.
• Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
• Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for young children.
• Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in administering disciplinary rules to children and resolving situational conflicts among children.
• Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
• Certified Child Development Associate (CDA).
• Certified in First Aid and CPR.
• Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED; one-year experience working with children at the pre-school level preferred; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal
program standards and be certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA). Current valid New Mexico Driver’s
License. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, and
physical examination. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; and stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIROMENT:

Work is performed both indoors in a classroom setting with moderate noise level and outdoors. Evening, weekend,
and/or holiday work may be required. Travel within and outside of the pueblo area is required. Additional travel
outside of the pueblo area may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE
VETERAN PREFERENCE

SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
lydell.lewis@ohkay.org

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

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