DEFINITION: Under the direction of the classroom teacher, supports children as they apply, practice, and extend early literacy skills. Assists teachers with classroom organizational and administrative tasks. Prepares materials. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Greets students. Assists students with routine procedures such as opening lockers, finding their names, arrival activities, and breakfast. Monitors students during bathroom breaks.
Assists the teacher with administrative tasks such as the lunch count, attendance, and checking backpacks and folders. Checks student folders.
Arranges center tables for activities. Sits with students.
Assists students needing assistance focusing on instruction. Redirects students who need assistance focusing.
Records notes on student responses. Assists with the distribution of materials
Sets up materials for math lessons.
Provides support for students needing assistance. Records notes on student responses
Facilitates and assists students at centers and snack.
Reinforces concepts and extend vocabulary. Uses a variety of strategies to help students solve problems or extend activities. Assists students in stretching words to identify sounds.
Encourages students to develop self-help skills. Records notes on student skills and behaviors. Works with groups to reinforce skills as directed by classroom teacher.
Listens to students read aloud. Reads to students and discusses the story.
Confers regularly with the classroom teacher regarding student progress and/or areas of concern.
Education, Training, and Experience: Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent is preferred. Possession of a valid BCPS fingerprint card.
Licenses and Certificates: None.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of school and classroom rules and activities. Skill in verbal communications. Skill in establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Ability to provide assistance and support services to students. Ability to follow and enforce safety and disciplinary rules. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, and other school personnel.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class entails physical activities such as frequent walking and standing, lifting and carrying, and related physical duties associated with assisting students.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing a background, DSS, and criminal history check. Employees must have submitted an application for employment to the Office of Temporary Services.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).
Contact Information Katie Griss HR Associate, Office of Staffing 6901 Charles Street, E Building Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone: 443-809-8952