USA

Instructional Teaching Assistant

locationClover - South Carolina (SC), 29710

atClover School District

Job Description:

Qualifications:


  • High school diploma with successful passing grade on the Para Pro exam or two year degree, or 60 hours of college credit from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Prior work with children
  • Knowledge of computers
  • Preferably Bi-lingual communication skills
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable


Reports To: Principal


Job Goal


To assist the teacher to achieve teaching objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole.


Performance Responsibilities


  • Administers, scores, and records such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students.
  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
  • Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacher.
  • Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.
  • Guides students with group activities such as drill work, and reading aloud.
  • Supervises testing and make-up work as assigned by the classroom teacher.
  • Reads to students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms of oral or written communication.
  • Alerts the teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student.
  • Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the teacher.
  • Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Participates in in-service training programs, as assigned.


Specific Job

Requirements


  • Possess and utilize excellent team building skills
  • Accept delegated responsibilities willingly
  • Able to work under occasional stress
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative in job performance


Knowledge

  • Education and Training-Knowledge of teaching and instruction for individuals and groups
  • English Language-Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar


Skills

  • Active Listening-Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking-Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Learning Strategies-Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Monitoring-Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself and other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Mathematics-Using mathematics to solve problems
  • Reading Comprehension-Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Judgment and Decision Making-Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Time Management-Managing one’s own time and the time of others
  • Desktop Computer Skills-Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing document


Work Context

  • Requires standing
  • Requires walking
  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions and working outdoors


Terms of Employment:


182 days per school year; Salary based on District Scale for Teacher Assistants


Evaluation:


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Support Services Personnel.

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