HARRISONBURG CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Teacher Assistant - ESL
Teacher Assistant Salary Scale
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Assists teachers in providing for the individual needs of the student in order for each student to achieve his/her maximum academic and social potential.
Have completed 2 years of college (associates and/or bachelor degree preferred). Proficiency in spoken and written communication to express and/or exchange ideas. Ability to establish and follow detailed work procedures with speed and accuracy. Bilingual ability preferred. Emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to the needs of others. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, families and co-workers. Experience working directly with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Experience working with diverse learning needs and with children that may benefit from alternative learning models is preferred. Familiarity with racial equity and inclusion frameworks.
Assists the teacher in providing for the individual instructional needs, abilities, and interests of the students. Conducts learning exercises (provides instruction to) small groups of children. Informs the teacher of any special information or problems about an individual student. Assists with activities such as record keeping, filing, organizing materials and preparing instructional/classroom materials. Maintains an inviting and functional classroom or learning environment while caring for material and equipment. Provides clerical assistance as a particular situation requires (as skills permit). Assists with the supervision of children. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in their area. Provides lunch supervision and/or bus duties as assigned. Substitutes for teachers when needed. Takes all industry standard precautions to protect students, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities. Maintains appropriate state licensure; assumes responsibility for and participates in staff development (professional growth) and training to keep materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date. Follows appropriate safety procedures and properly maintains equipment. Actively participates in and attends all required meetings. Maintains confidentiality when appropriate. Complies with and supports school division policies, regulations, procedures, and the HCPS Strategic Plan. Effectively performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Light work, lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently. Regular travel throughout the school and effectively interact with students, staff, and the school community. Regular contact with staff members is required. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Performance will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on the evaluation of administrative or licensed personnel.
The above is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet the demands of this position.