Job Title:                   Teacher Assistant

Position Status:         Non-Exempt

Reports to:                Principal

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Assists in the daily testing and placement of FM units on each child at the beginning of the school day.

Under direction from the teacher, prepare worksheets and/or homework dittos.

Under direction from the teacher, correct some types of seat work and homework and turn over to classroom teacher for evaluation.

Assume responsibility for playground/gym activities during morning, noon, and afternoon recess periods.

As required, assist children with special needs, i.e.:  diaper changing; toilet training, and other needs.

Review with children materials previously introduced by the classroom teacher.

Provide one on one and/or small group tutorial services on specific topics as directed by teacher.

Supervise the lunchroom / quiet time / recess during the noon period.  Conduct language and vocabulary development conversations whenever possible.

During the absence of the regular classroom teacher, if asked, assume the role of a substitute teacher until the regular staff member returns to duty.

Prepare visual aid and/or arts and crafts materials.

Assume the operation of classroom “learning centers” where a variety of academic based activities are supervised while the classroom teacher does tutorial or small group speech, language or reading activities.

Operate audio visual aids and equipment.  Utilize available technology, (i.e. copier, computers, projectors).

Supervisory Responsibilities                           None


To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum High School diploma with teacher assistant certification.

Language Skills

Communicate effectively with teachers and students alike.

Mathematical Skills

As required of a high school/GED graduate.

Reasoning Ability

Efficiently assist students in the classroom, lunchroom, playground and loading after school.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations 

Certified Para Professional

Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and have good vision.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move 0-20 lbs.

Please forward your application to HR at [email protected], fax to 210 824-8852, mail, or hand deliver to Sunshine Cottage.  Position opened until filled.