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Teaching Assistant (Bilingual, ESL, General)- District Wide

Amarillo, Texas
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff

To assist the teacher in maintaining appropriate instruction and activities, both in and outside of

the regular classroom environment, in order that students may learn and interact safely and



Minimum Education/Certification:

High School Diploma & meet the District's formal academic assessment required by Every

Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Associates (or higher) degree OR 48 college credit hours

Valid Texas Educational Aide Certificate

Meet the rigorous standard of quality required by the district

Special Knowledge/Skills

Work effectively and harmoniously with students, parents and school personnel

Follow written and/or oral directions and to exercise good judgment

Effective verbal and written communications skills

Manual dexterity and physical capabilities to perform all job requirements

Work well with children and effectively manage large and small groups

Physical/Mental abilities:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals;

copy machine

Posture: Prolonged standing; moderate walking; occasional sitting, bending/stooping,

pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Some repetitive hand motions including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional


Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (up to 40 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

Regular attendance is an essential function

Minimum Experience:

The experience of having worked with students and parents is preferred. This experience

may be work in church-related schools, day camps, youth groups, private schools, licensed

day-care or similar experiences

Provide instruction to students under the direction of teacher; work with individual students or small groups. Assist with the supervision of children during regular play periods. Guide children in working and playing harmoniously with other children. Assist teacher in preparing instructional materials and classroom displays. Assist with administration and scoring of objective testing instruments or work assignments. Help maintain neat and orderly classroom. Assist teacher in maintaining neat work and study areas. Alert the teacher to special needs of individual children. Foster good eating habits and table manners in children. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment. Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.
Student Management
Help supervise students throughout school day, inside and outside classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty. Make teacher aware of special needs or problems of individual students.
Participate in staff development training programs to improve job performance. Participate in faculty meeting and special events as assigned. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures. Ensure compliance with all local policies and state and federal statutes including the Educator Code of Ethics. Performs such other tasks and accepts such other responsibilities as may be assigned

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