Some experience working with children
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to work well with children
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics
High school diploma or GED
Have met formal academic assessment, associate's degree, or two years of study at an institution of higher learning*
Valid Texas educational aide certificate
BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide instructional assistance to students under the direct supervision of a certified teacher. Assist in preparing, conducting, and managing of classroom activities.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide instruction to students under the direction of teacher; work with individual students or small groups. Help teachers in preparing instructional materials and classroom displays. Assist with administration and scoring of objective testing instruments or work assignments. Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment. Help teachers keep administrative records and prepare required reports. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
Help supervise students throughout school day, inside and outside classroom, including lunchroom, bus, and playground duty. Keep teachers informed of special needs or problems of individual students.
Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. Maintain confidentiality. Participate in staff development training programs to improve job performance. Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned. Follow district policies and procedures pertaining to the job assignment.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.
Posture: Moderate standing; occasional kneeling, squatting, bending, and stooping.
Motion: Moderate walking.
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
Environment: Work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise.
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.