Teacher Assistant - Part Time
BOURBONNAIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #53
JOB TITLE:Teacher Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Student Support Services
REPORTS TO:Building Principal and Director of Student Support Services 176 Days/IEA-NEA/Teacher Assistants
CONTRACT COMPENSATION: Hourly as Determined by Contract
APPROVED BY: Board of Education DATE: November 12, 2002
SUMMARYAssists teachers in classroom with daily activities and student management. The teacher assistant should always perform in a way to best achieve the objectives of the student/program served. This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None.
- Prepares instructional materials as directed by the teacher.
- Implements/follows teachers instructions for classroom procedures.
- Makes appropriate decisions when difficulties arise and teacher is not readily available.
- Assists with clerical duties; inventory, bulletin boards, collecting money, etc.
- Demonstrates an understanding of student's problems, keeps a firm hand yet is courteous.
- Assists in providing individual and group instruction and practice.
- Grades student work under teacher supervision.
- Accompanies student(s) to lunchroom, restroom, playgrounds, bus zone, and other school areas.
- Supports/reinforces related services (activities (0T, PT, SPL, etc.).
- Assists instructional staff in the supervision of students while they are loading and unloading buses, in gym, and on the playground.
- Assists pupils in personal hygiene, toileting, feeding, tooth brushing, and hand washing.
- Assists students with feeding skills.
- Lifts or assists with lifting students from wheelchairs to changing tables or designated areas.
- Sanitizes equipment using approved materials.
- Utilizes medical training provided by the District for procedures such as tube feeding, catherization, dressing of wounds, etc.
- Supervises students with principal/teacher direction.
- Displays loyalty to District No. 53, the School Board and its governance, policies and contracts.
- Supports the Mission and Vision of the District.
- Maintains a professional appearance.
- Maintains a professional and positive rapport with parents/co-workers/administration/School Board.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college/university, and Illinois Teacher Aide Certification or a valid teaching certificate.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to the Director of Special Education, building principal, colleagues, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to work with emotionally, physically and/or mentally impaired students. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of District requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representatives (customarily associated with) of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands or fingers, to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will push and/or lift up to 40 pounds. The employee assigned to a student weighing 40 or more pounds and requiring removal and/or return to a wheelchair shall be provided with the assistance of another adult. The employee is frequently required to bend at the trunk more than the average person. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving (bus) mechanical parts (chair lift, bus lift, etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee may be responsible for the safety, well being, and work output of students. The employee must work with parents and staff, frequently meeting multiple expectations from several people.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.