Monticello Public Schools is looking for an Education Support Specialist to work with our early learning and school age childcare programs.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in educational field preferred
  • Associate degree in education or related field required
  • Two or more years of early childhood teaching experience
  • Experience working directly with parents and caregivers of young children, birth to Grade 6

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Behavior/Program Support

  • Demonstrate solid content knowledge and pedagogical practices that reflect current research and best practices
  • Help staff create behavior goals that are measurable, establish high expectations, and are relevant to students’ lives.
  • Conduct intake conferences with parents of students with special needs entering Magic Adventures.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor individualized written accommodation plans.
  • Provide proactive ready bodies, learning minds activities for students.
  • Provide classroom assistance when needed for behavior support.
  • Create and maintain a coaching relationship that promotes caring and respect, is conducive to effective learning and meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of teaching staff.
  • Collect, organize and analyze data to reflect on and refine staff practice and program effectiveness.
  • Help staff monitor and assess student behavior progress through both formative and summative assessments and adjust student instruction accordingly.
  • Provide feedback to staff that is accurate, constructive, substantive, specific, timely, and provided in a manner that promotes professional learning.
  • Display accurate knowledge of the diverse cultures of students and consistently demonstrate understanding of cultural influences on student’s behavior and success.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with students, peers, and parents.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication with parents/guardians that displays cultural sensitivity.
  • Display positive leadership and make substantial contributions at both the building and district level on projects, initiatives, and curriculum improvement. Education Support Specialist for Monti Magic Preschool & Magic Adventures
  • Seek out professional development opportunities and apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
  • Collaborate with others to improve professional practice and student achievement.
  • Care for district resources, equipment, and materials assigned to him/her and report concerns regarding facility and equipment to designated supervisor.

Required Skills:

  • Understand and practice School Board policies and adhere to federal and state laws that apply to his/her job assignment.
  • Knowledge of and adhere to all procedures and practices prescribed in the Employee, Student, and/or Parent Handbooks.
  • Understand and practice School Board policies and adhere to federal and state laws that apply to his/her job assignment.
  • Knowledge and application of technology and technology integration.
  • Effective communication and teaming skills and willingness to be flexible.
  • Excellent attendance.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information about students.
  • Experience working with diverse students and families.