Educational Assistant

Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/22/2021 7:13 PM)
Job ID
2021-1590
# of Openings
2
Category
Education

Overview

Responsible for working with teachers to plan and implement individualized, daily educational instruction and experiential programs for K-8th Grade students in a Jemez language immersion environment.

Responsibilities

  • Works with Lead Teacher & Classroom Teacher to plan and implement individualized, daily educational program for K-8th school aged children in a Jemez language immersion environment; reinforces language learning concepts thru traditional value
  • Supports Lead Teacher & Classroom Teacher to plan curriculum to include learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children/students assigned to their class.
  • Coordinates with Lead Teacher & Classroom Teacher to develop lesson plans based on the Jemez Language & Culture Curriculum, and PhotoVoice Research Findings, incorporating Montessori Methods to include learning experiences designed to each child’s individual learning styles and needs.
  • Assists teachers to administer assessments; observe children/student’s development.
  • Together with teachers, manages the classroom and activities; maintains a safe, healthy learning environment.
  • Assists with monitoring the play areas; assures play opportunity helps children/students develop their problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Observes safe working practices; assures the indoor physical environment is adequate to accommodate safety, space per child.
  • With teachers, makes home visits; attends parent teacher conferences; attends parent committee meetings and other related meetings.
  • Maintains communication with parents and guardians and encourages involvement.
  • Documents educational services provided; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and makes modifications as required.
  • With Lead Teacher and Classroom Teacher, maintains a variety of records; makes periodic and special reports of work performed.
  • Assists teachers with general maintenance, organization, and security of the facility; reports the need for maintenance or repair of facilities to the appropriate supervisor; corrects or reports any fire or safety hazards.
  • Maintains equipment, materials and supplies in proper condition; assures sufficient materials and equipment appropriate to the age/development of the children/students; requisitions materials, supplies and equipment; ensures adequate supply inventories.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, meetings, and workshops; attends meetings and conferences; coordinates information exchange.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service provision by working with Teachers to develop and coordinate work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved practices, policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)/HSE Diploma; experience teaching as an EA in elementary, middle and/or high school a plus but not required.  Jemez Language and Culture Instructor certification preferred.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Must be a fluent Jemez language speaker
  • Understanding of practices and methods of community education need assessments and program evaluation.
  • Understanding of practices and methods of developmentally and linguistically appropriate Indigenous, multicultural and bias free curriculum.
  • Education trends and community needs and resources.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to job functions.
  • Computer/Technology applications related to assigned duties and activities.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over telephone/technologies.

                                                                                                                        

Skill in:

  • Implementing school and program goals, objectives, procedures and work standards.
  • Communicating effectively, in Jemez, to all key stakeholders
  • Providing customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Implementing developmentally & linguistically appropriate indigenous, multicultural and bias free curriculum.
  • Planning, organizing and administering recreation/cultural programs and activities.
  • Making accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Implementing school/program goals, objectives, procedures and work standards.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team, school, work or department goals, objectives and activities.
  • Working effectively as part of a team and motivating team members to meet goals and objectives in the most effective and time efficient manner.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s license preferred but not required.
  • CPR and First Aid certification within sixty (6o) days of date of employment.
  • Food Handlers certification within sixty (6o) days of date of employment.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens certification within sixty (6o) days of date of employment.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Annual Medical Examiner’s certification & medical long form including screening for tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B Series vaccinations recommended.

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