Resource Teacher Assistant - Autism Classroom

Job | Posted 8 days ago


Norman Public Schools

Job Title: Resource Teacher's Assistant-Autism

Credentials: 1) Meets the Tier 1 (Title 1) Paraprofessional Requirements (at least one of
the following):

? Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education
defined as completion of 48 hours of college coursework.
? Has obtained an associate’s degree (or higher).
? Has taken and passed the WorkKeys test, ParaPro test, or the
Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET).
2) Holds an Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate or
is willing to complete the Tier 2 (Special Education) Paraprofessional
Requirements and obtain the Oklahoma Special Education
Paraprofessional Certificate in a timely manner.
Tier 2 (Special Education) Paraprofessional Requirements are as
follows and ALL must be completed to obtain and maintain the
Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate.
? Complete the Oklahoma Special Education Paraprofessional
Training at a Career Tech Center, OR Complete State approved
LEA training, OR complete training modules in PEPPER.
? Complete and maintain training in skills in CPR and First
? Complete Training in Universal Precautions/Bloodborne
? Complete an additional 6 hours of professional development
and Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens each
school year after.

Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Previous work or volunteer experience with childred, teenagers and or clerical expreience preferred.

Reports to: Building Principal

Effective 2020-2021 school year

Salary Schedule: Teacher’s Assistant

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Essential Job Functions:
? Assist with instruction and activities for individuals or for groups as assigned by teacher.
? Supervise students in instructional settings, off-campus activities and during
non-instructional activities such as recess, assemblies, emergency drills, lunch periods, etc.
? Supervise students in teacher's absence.
? Prepare, create, or adapt instructional materials as directed by teacher. Prepare bulletin
boards and other teaching aids. Assist students with assignments. Setup and operate
equipment for instructional purposes.
? Serve as chief source of information and assistance for substitute teachers.
? Assist teacher with student behavior management strategies. Respond appropriately to out
of control students when necessary.
? Alert teacher to special needs of students.
? May be required to assist students with external feedings (utilizing a feeding tube) or feeding
? May be required to assist students with personal care (toiletry needs, which may include
catheterization or diaper changes).
? Assist students with boarding and exiting transportation or supervision prior to or after
exiting transportation while on school grounds.
? Perform housekeeping duties with classroom to ensure it is neat and clean. Wash dishes,
disinfect toys, tables, defrost freezer, etc. Prepare snacks for students.
? May ride afternoon bus route supervising student behavior on the bus.
? Operate photocopier, laminator and duplicator. May operate computer. Assist teacher in
obtaining supplies necessary for scheduled activities: i.e. paints, brushes, construction
paper, science supplies, etc. Assist teachers with compiling student's work to send home
weekly. Send letters home to parents as required.
? Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
? Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills and to handle
problems and provide information and technical assistance as requested. It requires complying
with safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to staff or students. It requires
following school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits
concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving are critical to the success of
the position. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent
judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an
incumbent is free to choose the solution.
Effective 2019-2020 school year

Posted By

Norman Public Schools

131 South Flood Avenue, Norman, OK 73069-5463
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,282 (USD)

State Average: $8,775 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.32

% IEP Students


State Average: 16%



State Average: 142