Kindergarten Classroom Assistant

Sankofa School of Success

SANKOFA MISSION

The mission of Sankofa School of Success, Inc. is to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and seeks to meet students’ academic, social and emotional needs using neuroscience, mindfulness, and rigorous education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Classroom Assistant

Reports to: Head of School

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  (The general summary states the general nature, level and purpose of the job). Provide support to the staff leader that is assigned. Duties include general clerical, classroom support and project based work. Project a professional image while servicing students.

QUALIFICATIONS:  (Include Education and/or Experience) 

To perform this successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Include duties and/or responsibilities and why job exist) 

  • Collaborate with the Classroom Leader to manage and facilitate tasks including assisting students, managing expectations, and providing supervision.
  • Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean.
  • Work with the Classroom Leader to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions.
  • Comply with state, school and class rules and regulations.
  • Attend all training, classes, parent conferences and faculty meetings.
  • Assist with maintaining relationships between parents and school staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English..  Ability to write simple correspondence in English.. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, and other employees in English. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DISCLAIMER:

The above job description is designed to denote 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 of employees assigned to this job.

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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Instructional Support
Job Subjects
Elementary, Instructional Assistant/Para-Professional