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Start Date
09/14/2020

Description

CERTIFIED TEACHING ASSISTANT

Job Title: Certified Teaching Assistant Job Category: CTA/TA Contract
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Job Description
Job Summary:   Certified Teaching Assistants (CTAs) provide instructional services to students under the general supervision of a Certified Teacher.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • NYSD Certification as a Level I Teaching Assistant (Must obtain Level III within 4 years of appointment.  Recommendations for extension of Level I will only be made if all requirements for Level II have been met except the required work experience).
  • Completion of required state workshops, IE. Child Abuse Detection & Reporting, School Violence Prevention, and DASA.
 Primary Activities
  • Work with individual students or groups of students on special instructional projects.
  • 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 assist in the development of instructional materials.
  • Utilize own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as:  foreign languages, arts, crafts, music and similar subjects.
  • Assist in related instructional work as required.
  • Assist students with specific health related activities as appropriate.
  • Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records (e.g. lessons, attendance, pencils, paper, teaching supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reports, or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Performs general clerical tasks for the purpose of helping the teacher get instructional materials ready.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
 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
  • Ability to carry out instruction furnished in written or oral form.
  • Abilty to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications.
  • 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 establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally and in writing to supervisor as required.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
  • is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Is regularly required to climb, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and to reach above the head and reach forward.
  • Is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and to talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have specific vision abilities for close vision, distance vision, depth perception and tell the difference between colors
Work Environment
  •  The noise level in the work environment is typical for a school environment.
  • Work generally performed indoors with limited outside supervision of students.

 

Posted By

Yorktown Central School Dist

2285 Broad Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$27,766

State Average: $22,444

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

12.48

State Average: 13.16

% IEP Students

16%

State Average: 18%

FTE

543

State Average: 355