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ESL Teacher Assistant

Public School of North Carolina
Clinton, North Carolina
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Teacher Assistant

Qualifications: An Associate degree or 48 semester hours from an accredited college or university

Reports to: Principal and Teacher

Purpose: To assist the teacher in the organizing and implementing the instructional program and to provide support for clerical, technical and monitorial functions.

Nature of Work: An employee in this class provides support to the teacher in the instruction of students. A wide variety of tasks are performed to support the teacher in the teaching-learning process for students. The work is directed by specific instructions, precedents and established policy. Problems are solved through the exercise of judgment in selecting the best course of action to be taken. Errors are expected to be recognized promptly by the supervisor and corrected with little negative consequence. The work is performed under the limited supervision of the teacher and/or principal.

Major Functions: Planning/Organizing the instructional program

The teacher assistant aids the teacher with organizing instructional activities, developing classroom procedures and preparing necessary materials.

Implementing the instructional program

The teacher assistant maintains awareness of goals and objectives in helping to implement the planned program and assists in the evaluation of its outcomes.


The teacher assistant demonstrates clerical and technical skills necessary to assist with the implementation of the program.

Professional Behavior

The teacher assistant is involved in the total school program and maintains positive behavior towards students, parents, administration and staff.

Public Relations

The teacher assistant conducts self as a positive role model, communicates the needs of students, and works to facilitate the accomplishment of the total school program.


The teacher assistant assists in enforcing school policy and carries out supervisory duties to ensure a safe and healthy environment.


The teacher assistant assists in developing good housekeeping procedures and shares responsibility for cleanliness of the classroom and school.

Other Duties

The teacher assistant will be responsible for any other duties as prescribed by the LEA or school.

Physical Requirements:

The ability to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, calculators, pencils, scissors, and equipment for children is required. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

Instructional Assistance

Gives group instruction as prescribed by teacher

Provides individualized instruction

Demonstrates various instructional activities

Monitors work assigned by teacher

Checks and corrects students' work while in progress

Keeps students on task

Praises and reinforces achievement of students

Reports student progress to teacher

Assists with Accelerated Math/Accelerated Reader/Math Facts

Serves as substitute teacher

Scores students' papers as instructed by teacher

Clerical/Technical Assistance

Prepares visual aids

Duplicates materials

Reorganizes materials at the end of day

Distributes and collects instructional materials

Files data according to regulatory requirements

Prepares bulletin boards/displays

General Classroom Assistance

Attends workshops

Serves as proctor during testing

Monitors students (playground, cafeteria, hallway, restroom, classroom)

Arranges classroom furnishings and equipment

Addresses/records student behavior

Drives bus as needed

Assists with supervision of students during field trips

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