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English as Second Language (ESL) Teacher Assistant

Public School of North Carolina
Eller, North Carolina
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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External Employees: Temporary Position. Must work at least 30 working days, and up to 180 working days, to be eligible for hire.

Teacher Assistant


The purpose of this position is to work cooperatively with the principal and teacher to provide a classroom environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional programs and available curriculum and technology materials.

  • Assists children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Supervises students in classroom, hall, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Participates in professional learning and PLT meetings, as appropriate, to understand grade level standards, standards-aligned curriculum, and instructional strategies to support student learning.
  • Presents subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using agreed upon methods of deliver (whole groups, small groups, and/or individual support).
  • Assists with student attendance procedures, record keeping, collecting money, organizing classroom learning spaces, and ordering materials.
  • Assists the teacher in creating a positive, nurturing, and supportive class environment conducive to learning and developing social emotional skills.
  • Prepares lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations for their assigned classroom(s).
  • Participates in the daily bus, car and van transportation duties involving children's arrival and departure to and from school.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Ability to understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently, under general supervision.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff, volunteers, parents, and students.
  • Ability to operate and maneuver standard office equipment and specialized classroom equipment.
  • Ability to work with student data and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to provide a broad range of instructional assistance to teachers and others.
  • Knowledge of grade appropriate competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of this position.

Pay Grade 55 Full-Time 10 Months



Either of the following:
  • High School Diploma/GED AND ability to pass a formal assessment (Work Keys-three assessments needed: Reading (4), Mathematics (4), Writing (3) and 96 hours of in-service training) OR Completion of the NC DOL apprenticeship Program OR Completion of the NC ATA Professional Development Plan.
  • Completion of an Associate's Degree or 48 college credit hours with a grade of "C" or better with concentration in Education or Early Childhood Development.


Associates Degree with a concentration in Education PLUS two years working with elementary age children.

When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your application.

Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.

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