City of San AntonioSan Antonio 78223
Full Time
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Assistant Teacher

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week 7031 S New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78223, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


Under immediate supervision, is responsible for assisting a classroom teacher in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of four-year old students enrolled in the City's Pre-K 4 SA program at the Education Centers. Assists the teacher with classroom preparation and daily growth and development of students. Exercises no supervision.

This position is funded by sales tax that has been approved by the citizens of San Antonio for a limited time period. This position, therefore, is subject to at-will employment status, and is unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

Work Location
Varies depending on the needs of the department.

WORK Hours
Varies depending on the needs of the department.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assists teacher with implementation of high-quality early childhood curriculum.
  • Assists in planning and preparing learning environment and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Observes student's progress and communicates with classroom teacher.
  • Participates in ongoing professional and staff development activities.
  • Prepares, adapts and delivers instruction to students in groups and individually, which includes conducting large-group and small-group activities.
  • Actively interacts with children by communicating with students at eye-level. Engages in powerful interactions and participates as partners in play to support and extend learning.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and organized learning environment.
  • Assists teacher in maintaining discipline, supervision of students, and uses guidance strategies appropriate for young children.
  • Assists with duties and supervision on the bus.
  • Maintains open communication with parents. Builds relationships with students to create a positive, safe, and welcoming school culture.
  • In the case of an emergency situation, may be required to lift and carry students weighing up to 50 pounds to move students during dangerous situations.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • Forty-eight (48) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university. 
  • Child Development Associate Certification (CDA) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.  OR Twelve (12) of the forty-eight (48) hours of college credit in Education or Childhood Development from an accredited college or university.
Special Instructions - The following items must be attached to your online application:
  • College Transcripts.
  • Resume.
Applicant Infromation
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of early childhood education.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Knowledge of child behavior management.
  • Knowledge of safe and appropriate activities for students.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software.
  • Skill in use of classroom and instructional equipment.
  • Skill in organizing, planning and prioritizing work.
  • Skill in resolving conflicts and negotiating with others.
  • Ability to actively engage with young children. 
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to participate in current or long-range planning projects.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose best solution and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodations.
  • Working conditions are in a classroom environment. May be required to lift and position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students.