Reports To: Building Principal
Position Purpose: Organize- supervise- and conduct developmentally-appropriate activities daily to allow children to foster self-confidence and independence. Work closely with the family to ensure that they receive training- services- and assistance as needed.
Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s of Education degree with an emphasis in early childhood education and a current Kansas teaching certificate.
ESOL endorsement preferred.
Physical/Emotional Requirements: The incumbent may be required to use the skills and abilities outlined below during any part of the working day.
The employee is expected to demonstrate adequate skills in speaking- hearing- manual dexterity- mobility- lifting (as much as 20 lbs)- pushing- pulling- bending- stooping- sitting- handling a variety of stressful situations- flexibility in adjusting to varied levels of pressure and intensity- patience- calmness- persistence.
Critical Performance Areas
General Performance Areas:
Terms of Employment:
9 months; salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.
Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of certified professional staff.
To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please complete application at topekapublicschools.net Topeka Public Schools is home to some of the finest students in the state of Kansas. Many of our students perform at the highest levels and our staff members are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. Topeka Public Schools offer a variety of comprehensive programs fitted to the needs and interests of students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We take seriously our responsibility to educate all children. Although over half the students in the district are college bound, our commitment is not limited to them alone. Topeka Schools have received national recognition for excellence in education. Several of our schools made the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics with some schools seeing remarkable double-digit gains. Topeka Public Schools enrollment is sixth largest in Kansas, with a total average enrollment of over 14,000 students in elementary through high school. While the Topeka Public Schools are the largest district in Shawnee County, our schools are smaller than most. Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students, including a science & fine arts magnet school and a computer magnet school. Middle schools range from 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 1000 to 2000 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the country. The school district sports complex, Hummer Sports Park, is a six-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. We are committed to hiring and maintaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka, employing over 2400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining USD 501, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.net to complete the application.