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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
                                    Yes    No
Qualifies for Paid Personal Time
                                    Yes     No
Qualifies for Paid Sick Time
                                    Yes     No
Qualifies for Paid Vacation Time
                                    Yes      No
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

Essential Functions:   

  • 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.

Additional Duties:
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;

Qualifications Profile:

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.