Position: Teaching Assistant
Purpose: Teaching Assistants provide instructional services to students under the general supervision of a certified teacher.
Compensation/Pay Range: $21,000 (negotiable based on experience)
Qualifies for District contribution to Health/Vision and/or Dental Insurance
Qualifies for Paid Personal Time
Qualifies for Paid Sick Time
Qualifies for Paid Vacation Time
Schedule: Full-time Part-time
10-month (works student calendar)
Paid hours/day: 7 hour 40 minute day including a duty free lunch of 35 minutes
- Help reinforce materials or lessons taught by the teacher;
- May provide direct instruction under direction/supervision of teacher;
- Provide whole group instruction, small group instruction or work one-on-one with students periodically;
- Provide test accommodations and programs modifications, as directed by teacher;
- Provide the teacher with information about students which will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning and behavioral experiences;
- Assist students in the use of available instructional resources and assisting in the development of instructional materials;
- Utilize own special skills, and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in areas such as: foreign language, arts, crafts, music and similar subjects;
- Assist in related instructional work, such as grading and attendance, as required;
- Assist students with specific health related activities, as appropriate;
- At secondary level may be responsible for providing direct support in specific subject areas or in in-school suspension/out-of-school suspension settings;
- Provides classroom coverage for teacher breaks and/or planning periods.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Building Administrator.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of the school organization;
- ability to follow oral and written instructions;
- ability to obtain student cooperation and attention;
- ability to give instructions; ability to work well with students and school personnel;
- ability to understand and deal with student behavior;
- ability to maintain simple records;
- Demonstrate tact, patience, dependability and good judgment;
Certification/License: A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is required or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.
Level I – High School diploma or equivalent and NYS Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test; valid for 3 years;
Level II – 9 credits and NYS Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test; valid 3 years;
Level III – 18 credits (cumulative) and NYS Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test; continuously valid as long as the LTA completes 75 hours of professional development every 5 years.
Pre-Professional, Temporary, or Continuing teaching assistant certifications.
Experience: Prior experience in school or child-care setting preferred. Experience working with a diverse population of students desired.
Demands, Hazards: Works in standard office and school building environments.
Equipment: Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel: Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.