Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for an Pre-K Educational Assistant. The position reports directly to its respective Classroom Teacher and to the School Principal. Pay rate is based on a District Scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education and experience.

Position Summary: The Pre-K Educational Assistant is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in educating and meeting the needs of student(s) while under his or her care.

Required Qualifications:

The State of Tennessee requires this position to be held by a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional. The Highly Qualified Paraprofessional qualification is defined by the State of Tennessee as having met ONE of the following:

  • Completed at least 48 college semester hours- The state equates 48 semester hours (including remedial courses), as the equivalent of two years of college. Developmental courses may count toward the 48. The state DOES NOT require the coursework or Associate Degree be in any specific subject or field, however the nature of the coursework or degree is left to the discretion of the school system. The coursework MUST have been obtained from an accredited institution of higher education;
  • Obtained an Associate Degree or higher;OR
  • Obtained a High School Diploma or GED AND have successfully Passed the Praxis ParaPro Assessment as the statewide test for paraprofessionals.
  • Receive at least thirty (30) hours of paraprofessional development in the area of early childhood education;
  • Physical Exam by Healthcare Provider every three (3) years verifying physical, mental, and emotional capability of working with children; and
  • FBI/TBI Fingerprint/Background Clearance every five (5) years
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials, under the direction of the classroom teacher, for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom goals and objectives planned by the classroom teacher.
  • Administers classroom assignments, under teacher direction, for the purpose of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and standards.
  • Communicates with teachers for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing classroom standards, goals, and/or objectives.
  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (classroom, playground, field trips, gym, cafeteria, specialty classes, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment and maintaining ratio requirements.
  • Performs general clerical tasks, as designated by teacher (ex, laminating, making posters, making copies, filing documents, etc.) for the purpose of helping the teacher get instructional materials ready.

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools apply today.

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