To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist, under the direction of a teacher with student instruction in academics, social skills, recreational activities and behavior expectations to reach their maximum potential.
Assist students to break down all learning barriers to reach their maximum potential.
Work with the teacher to find best practices for individual teaching and learning strategies and techniques to assist students to reach their maximum potential.
Work with students individually or in a group setting on specific skills determined by the teacher.
Interact with children by observing, supervising, inquiring, engaging in learning activities and free time, and assisting children.
Confidentiality is required.
Provide accommodations/modifications as directed by the teacher and according to individual IEPs.
Set up supplies, books, theme related, materials, sensory materials, classroom activities and classroom notifications.
Prepare room and materials including organizing materials and supplies, and rearranging learning areas.
Collect data on student activities, behavior, academic and learning issues.
Document students’ progress, and assists in maintaining records.
Assist students in computer-assisted instructional technology, adaptive equipment, and escorting students.
Meet with teacher as needed to discuss student or classroom needs.
Support classroom discipline, reinforce positive behavior and character traits enforcing school policy.
Communicate with teacher and other staff as necessary and/or requested.
Supervise students at lunch and recess.
Assist with/or dress students as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching; ability to deal effectively with students and teachers; ability to remain calm in crisis situations; ability to emotionally detach from acting out behavior; skill in the use of classroom and instructional equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students and associates.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and moderate experience working with children preferably in a classroom setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires walking, speaking or hearing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).