JobID 4119 : Teacher Assistant, Tulsa Beyond (#1481704)
Job Title: Teacher Assistant, Tulsa Beyond
Reports To: Site Administrator
Grade: Hourly Grade 3 if Highly Qualified by Test
Hourly Grade 6 if Highly Qualified by Education
Number of Days: 172
Security Access: None
Overtime Status: Non-Exempt
Current Date: April 19, 2019
Mission and Vision: Tulsa Public Schools is the destination for extraordinary educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers, and life. Our mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
Core Values: Our core values, Equity, Character, Excellence, Team and Joy, guide how we work and interact with each other at every level of the organization. We embrace and embody these values every day. We believe: Our schools are the unit of change. We will create change by embracing innovation, and supporting the design and implementation of new learning models for our students, classrooms, teams, schools, and the district while we continuously improve teaching and learning for all.
Tulsa Beyond: The Tulsa Beyond high school design project aims to intentionally design a system of high schools that prepare and inspire youth for the economic, cultural and environmental realities of a radically different and rapidly-changing future.
To assist the teacher in maintaining appropriate classroom activities and environment so that students may learn effectively. Additionally, the Teacher Assistant will participate in mentoring approximately 20 students to understand needs, provide encouragement, and guide students through the educational process, as well as alert support personnel when the student has needs beyond just mentoring.
? High School diploma or equivalent in required.
? At least 48 hours of approved college
? Must pass Highly Qualified if less than 48 hours of approved college
? Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
? Demonstrate self-discipline and initiative
? Follow federal, state and district guidelines.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions: The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions. Participates in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.
? Serve as a mentor to a small group of students.
? Meet with mentees weekly to set goals, provide other assistance as needed.
? May be required to participate in additional paid professional learning outside of normal
? Actively engage in Tulsa Beyond continuous improvement cycles.
? Conducts learning exercises with small groups of children.
? Guides children in working and playing harmoniously with other children.
? Alerts the teacher to special needs of individual children
? Provides escort and assistance to children as necessary.
? Listens to the students in recitation, reading, and other curriculum tasks, guiding and helping them but not teaching them.
? Helps maintain individual records for each child.
? Fosters good eating habits and table manners in children.
? Assists teacher in maintaining neat work and study areas.
? Assists with the supervision of children during regular play periods.
? Collects and displays suitable material for educational displays.
? Under the supervision of the teacher, works with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher.
? Accompanies the student when trips to the office or school nurse are necessary.
? Enforces school board policies and regulations.
? Provides support instruction following the initial instruction by the lead teacher.
? Actively participate in full implementation of the TPS model for School Improvement.
? Inputs data and runs selected reports from developed software. The database includes students, teachers, and classes.
? Performs routine daily and weekly procedures needed to operate the TargetTeach system which include:
? Entering test answer keys.
? Printing/scanning student answer sheets.
? Generating reports
? Maintains an orderly lab environment.
? Works cooperatively with teachers, administrators, Instructional Facilitator and
consultants to ensure a smooth operation.
? Generates appropriate summary reports for program monitoring and evaluation.
? Assists in other tasks including but not limited changing diapers, and clothing as requested by the teacher or principal.
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Skills and Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
? Ability to work collaboratively with staff and students.
? Ability to operate various office computers, fax machines, and copiers.
? Ability to be flexible and perform multi-task successfully.
Working Conditions: Exposure to the following situations may range from rare to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
Tulsa Public Schools is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team of individuals who contribute to the district’s mission with their talent, skills, and energy. Tulsa Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons because of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, ethnic or national origin, or veteran status. Tulsa Public Schools prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.