Teacher Assistant (SpEd)
Position: Teacher Assistant (Special Education)
Reports to: Dean of Academics
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Pay Grade: PG- 1040
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Normal School hours
Under direct supervision, performs duties that are instructional in nature or may deliver direct services to students or parents. Serves in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Assists with test administration. May provide specialized assistance for students with special needs.
-High School Diploma or G.E.D.
-Minimum of 48 college hours is preferred.
-Experience working with children is preferred.
-Texas Educational Aide Certification is preferred or the ability to acquire it.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Assists teacher(s) with student academic goals, by working with small groups of children or an individual child.
-Assists teacher(s) in the enforcement of classroom management and behavioral plans, creating an environment that is appropriate for learning.
-Assists with supervising students during breakfast, recess, lunch, dismissal, special events, and programs.
-Assists teacher(s) in the preparation of paperwork for the ARD/IEP process. Collects and enters data for completion of special education reports and documents.
-Assists teacher(s) with the planning, preparation and implementation of differentiated instruction for individual students and groups.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district.
-Ability to organize special programs for assigned campus.
-Ability to use computer including software, database used by the district, spreadsheet and word processing software, calculator, copy machine and telephone.
-Ability to analyze data
-Ability to use effective interview techniques, effective public speaking skills, and problem-solving skills
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Light Work: may require occasional light lifting.
-Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required.
-Position is in classroom setting and requires intermittent speaking, standing, walking and writing.
-Moderate travel is required.