WASHOUGAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
2019-20 Position Opening
In-District Transfer Only
PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTOR (2 positions)
Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School
7 hours per day (7:30 am – 3:00 pm) All Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (including conference/last days)
143 days per year (Student attendance days only)
(60 work days probation for new employees)
Rate of pay: $22.66 – $29.63
To implement and provide a positive learning experience for children 3-5 years old addressing mental, physical, social and emotional development.
This job reports to Assistant Superintendent/Building Administrator
- Plans, prepares and executes an enriching preschool and pre-K program for 3-5 year olds with structured and unstructured activities based on best practices.
- Knowledge of the learning, growth and developmental process for children and developmentally appropriate curriculum using an integrated approach of cognitive, physical, social and emotional modalities.
- Develops and incorporates curriculum based on the Washington State Early Learning Guidelines and district expectations.
- Teaches and promotes the practice of life skills (e.g. self-care, serve nutritional snack) and good habits for the purposes of improving the quality of student outcome and encouraging student development.
- Maintains a well-managed classroom with minimal direction and age-appropriate behavior model.
- Responsible for individual and groups of students in a variety of settings for the purpose of enforcing school rules and procedures and providing a safe and positive learning environment.
- Records observations and incidents relating to specific students for the purpose of documentation and/or communicating information to appropriate personnel.
- Collects and compiles student data for evaluations and assessments.
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Communicates effectively with parents, school staff and supervisor including responding to inquiries from staff (e.g. administrators, psychologists, teachers) for the purpose of information.
- Coordinates and facilitates Parent-Teacher Conferences twice annually.
- Schedules and facilitates WA Kids Conferences for new families.
- Collaborates with kindergarten teachers through Professional Learning Communities (PLC) as scheduled.
- Collaborates with Special Services in the implementation of the inclusion preschool model for identified students as needed.
- Performs recordkeeping and clerical functions (e.g. copying and collecting/distributing supplies).
- Maintains classroom materials and equipment, work area, (e.g. adapting instructional materials, cleaning work area, taking attendance, audio visual equipment, etc.)
- Has the ability to work with computers and related curriculum enhancing tools.
- Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
- Attends Professional Development workshops as assigned to assist with the incorporation of new strategies, techniques and curriculum.
- Attends monthly preschool PLC meetings as scheduled.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats and/or present information to others; and understand complex multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: concepts of grammar and punctuation; direct instruction/reading instruction; stages of child development and learning styles; and age appropriate activities.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines. There is some opportunity to affect the Organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; frequent stopping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking and 25% standing. The job is performed under some hazardous conditions.
Experience Job related experience preferred
Education Minimum AA in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related area required; BA/BS in ECE, Primary Elementary Education or related
Required Testing Certificates & Licenses
Pre-employment Proficiency Test (if needed) Valid First Aid Certificate
Continuing Educ./Training Clearances
WA State Apprentice Program (Voluntary) WSP/FBI Background Clearance
Washington Sexual Misconduct Inquiry
POSTED: August 20, 2019
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH: August 26, 2019
The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671, (360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer: Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal WA 98671, (360) 954-3104; Section 504 Coordinator: Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671, (360) 954-3050.