First Grade Teacher Assistant

Job | Posted 17 days ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support



  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Passing scores on the “WorkKeys” Test or completion of 48 college credits
  3. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  4. Other requirements as outlined by the Board and the Administration.
SUPERVISES:           N/A      
REPORTS TO:  Principal and Supervising Teacher
JOB GOAL: To assist the teacher in maintaining appropriate classroom activities and environment in order that students may learn effectively
Such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, including, but are not limited to:
  1. Assists in the general supervision of students in the halls, restrooms, playgrounds, or any other area of the school campus
  2. Administers, scores, and records, such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual students
  3. Works with individual students or groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher
  4. Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  5. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
  6. Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher
  7. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction
  8. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher
  9. Assist with the supervision of students as assigned
  10. Assists in planning and conducting field trips
  11. Assists the teacher in materials preparation and in the instructional planning process
  12. Attends parent-teacher conferences unless directed otherwise
  13. Keeps bulletin board and other classroom learning displays up to date
  14. Assists with such group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling
  15. Assists students in the library or media center as needed
  16. Checks notebooks, corrects papers and supervises testing and makeup work as assigned by the teacher
  17. Checks and records student’s attendance
  18. Alerts the regular teacher to any problems or special information about an individual student
  19. Substitutes for short duration for regular classroom teacher
  20. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
  21. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of a fully licensed teacher
  22. May serve in other approved capacities such as, but not limited to:
    1. ISS Monitor
    2. Lab Assistant
  23. Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance
  24. Supports the Hattiesburg Public School District Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
  25. Perform other duties assigned by supervisor
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:      Salary and work year to be established by the Board of Trustees
EVALUATION:       Annually

Posted By

Hattiesburg Public School District

301 Mamie St , Hattiesburg, MS 39401

At the following locations

Hawkins Elementary

526 Forrest Street , Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $9,093

% ELL Students


State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.14

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 429