Teacher Assistant SPED Full-Time

Job | Posted 2 months ago



Position Type:  Teacher Assistant SPED (Full-Time) Only for this school year only)
 Will work with individual student to last day of school (June 12, 2020)

Salary:  $15,546.00 - $23, 618.00

Position Purpose

Performs student support and paraprofessional work on a one-to-one basis in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the classroom teacher and Principal.


Essential Job Functions


-  Assist and guide student to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.

-  Work with student individually  to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.

-  Assist classroom teacher in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.

-  Assist in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.

-  Assist with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.

-  Assist with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.

-  Assist student in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.

-  Accompany student on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.

-  Construct, copy and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

-  Assist teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.

-  Assist student with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.

-  Assist student with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.

-  Follow all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

-  Perform any 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.


-  Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-  Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

-  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.

-  Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).

-  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 or in writing to supervisor as required.

-  Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

-  Works in standard office and school building environments.

-  Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Qualifications Profile

Typical qualifications would be equivalent to

-  Successful completion of 48 semester college credit hours or passing of the ParaProfessional Test.

-  Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt




Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801