JobID 4074 : All Teacher Assistants for Levels I and III, Pool 2020-2021 (#2031204)

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All Teacher Assistant Pools for Levels I and III
Teacher Assistant I (Pool) 2020-2021
Includes opportunities in Special Education and Bilingual Education
Various Locations Districtwide



Teacher Assistant I (Pool) 2020-2021
Includes opportunities in Special Education and Bilingual Education
Various Locations Districtwide
Pay Grade: 201
Duty Days: 183      Salary Range: $17,524 - $21,279
Duty Days: 220      Salary Range: $21,067 - $25,582

Minimum Required Qualifications Profile for Teacher Assistant I 

  • Education:  Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency required; see Highly Qualified section below for additional requirements.
  • Experience:  6 months FWISD-approved experience working with students or parents.
  • Highly Qualified:  A plus B below (additional FWISD standards to comply with Title I, Part A).
    1. Must have satisfied one of the following requirements:
      • Associate’s degree or higher from accredited college or university, OR
      • 48 or more college hours from accredited college or university, OR
      • Pass the ParaEducator Training with a score of 75 or better.
    2. Obtain an Educational Aide I Certificate.

  • Language:  Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred in some settings.
 
This may be a grant-funded position
 
Position Purpose 
Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified instructional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 
Instruction 
  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, science, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if Individualized Education Program (IEP) objectives, and so forth.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical, social or cognitive disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs. 
Classroom Management 
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision. 
Administrative 
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Constructs, distributes, copies and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
 
Personal Work Relationships 
  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork.  Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
 
Other Duties as Assigned 
  • Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
  • Knowledge of instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills for children.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations with accuracy.
  • Skill in actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Skill in actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with children, to work cooperatively with school personnel and parents.
  • Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
 
Travel Requirements 
  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
 
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards 
  • Tools/Equipment Used:  Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.
  • Posture:  Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion:  Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse and reaching; frequent walking, including walking with a sense of urgency.
  • Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment.
  • Environment:  Works in a standard office setting and school building environment; works inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise; regularly required to listen and speak; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
  • Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.



Teacher Assistant III (Pool) 2020-2021
Includes opportunities in Special Education (such as BIC, LINC, TAP), Bilingual Education, STEM and Vocational Education
Various Locations Districtwide
Pay Grade: 203
Duty Days: 183      Salary Range: $22,829 - $28,047
Duty Days: 187      Salary Range: $23,328 - $28,660
Duty Days: 198      Salary Range: $24,701 - $30,345
Duty Days: 220      Salary Range: $27,445 - $33,717



Minimum Required Qualifications Profile for Teacher Assistant III 
  • Education:  Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency required; see Highly Qualified section below for additional requirements.
  • Experience:  A. OR B. below:
       A.  3 years’ FWISD-approved experience working with students or parents as a TA I, or TA II,        
       OR
  1.  Both a. AND b. below:
    1. 2 years’ FWISD-approved experience working with students or parents, AND
    2. 30 or more college hours from an accredited college or university with emphasis on child growth and development or related subject areas.

  • Highly Qualified:  A. AND B. below (additional FWISD standards to comply with Title I, Part A).

  1.  Must have satisfied one of the following requirements:
    • Associate’s degree or higher from accredited college or university, OR
    • 48 or more college hours from accredited college or university, OR
    • Pass the ParaEducator Training with a score of 75 or better.
  2. Obtain an Educational Aide III Certificate.

  • Language:  Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred in some settings.
 
This may be a grant-funded position
 
Position Purpose 
Provides instructional assistance to students under the direct supervision of a certified teacher; assists in preparing, conducting, and managing classroom activities.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 
Instruction
  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, science, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of Individualized Education Program (IEP) objectives, and so forth.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assists students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living, and helps students achieve their maximum potential to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs. 
Classroom Management
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to prevent and address disruptions, to ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and to ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Performs designated medical health procedures prescribed by physician (e.g., catheterization, gastronomics, administer O); assists students with all physical functions (toileting, diapering, writing, eating, walking, sitting, standing) as needed; moves and positions students as directed by teacher.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision. 
Administrative
  • Constructs, distributes, copies and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance. 
Parent Involvement
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
 
Personal Work Relationships
  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork.  Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
 
Other Duties as Assigned
  • Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations.  All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, and communication skills for children.
  • Knowledge of District policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Skill in actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics.
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, educational, and/or intellectual disabilities.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
    • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
    • Ability to assist students with daily living functions (toileting, diapering, writing, eating, walking, sitting, standing).
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
 
Travel Requirements
  • Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
 
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment
  • Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent, stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending,  pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion:  Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse and reaching; frequent walking, including walking with a sense of urgency.
    • Lifting: Regular moderate lifting and carrying (less than 40 pounds); may lift students weighing in excess of 50 lbs. when necessary; may restrain students when necessary.
    • Environment:  Works in a standard office setting and school building environment; works inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise; regularly required to listen and speak; this position may involve exposure to blood or body fluids; requires occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
    • Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
    • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions; works irregular and/or prolonged hours; works with students with physical, emotional, educational, and/or intellectual disabilities.



Note:  These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.
 

Posted By

Fort Worth Independent School District

100 N UNIVERSITY DR, FORT WORTH, TX 76107-3010
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,691 (USD)

State Average: $10,068 (USD)

% ELL Students

28%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.54

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

8%

State Average: 9%

FTE

10,643

State Average: 558