The essential job functions of a Teaching Assistant 1 (regular education) include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
Monitor student behavior in the classroom by observing and keeping records. Observe that students are paying attention to their work and completing their assignments. Make calls to parents of absent students. Advise students and direct appropriate behavior. Review and correct student work. Help students with workbooks and other materials. Assist in keeping daily student records.
Tutor students in reading, language arts, spelling, mathematics, social studies, and other subjects.
Assist teachers with checkout and check-in of educational materials and consumables. Organize and maintain instructional materials such as books, flash cards, blocks, clocks, and rulers. Set up and take down equipment used in class.
Prepare, duplicate, and assemble materials for teacher and other professional staff. Occasionally do some light typing. Maintain displays and bulletin boards. Operate audio-visual equipment. Assist in program registration and fee collection. File materials and answer phones. Deliver messages and meals to rooms.
Participate in physical education activities with students. Assist teacher with low-organized games.
Assist in planning parties and special projects.
Teaching Assistant 2 positions may perform some or all of these duties in addition to those listed above:
Assist students with feeding and toileting activities. Maintain toileting area and equipment. Set up meal area and equipment.
Assist teachers in working with individual students in communications therapy, self-help activities, and discipline.
Discipline students, give time-outs, stop physical and argumentative fights. Assist with physical restraint and lock-up procedures.
Assist in arranging and chaperoning field trips.
Both Class 1 and Class 2 Teaching Assistants may perform other similar tasks and duties as required. All Teaching Assistant positions may require bus duty. Bus duty includes helping load handicapped students into bus; lock wheelchairs into place; fasten seatbelt and/or shoulder harness; help keep order on bus; maintain comfort and hygiene on bus. Assist in unloading bus; bring students into school building; take students to proper classroom. Escort students from bus to residence. These duties can take place within the school building, on the bus, on field trips or field experiences, and at play.
If assigned to a Special Education bus route(s), the following requirements must be completed within 30 days of being assigned to ride the bus: basic first aid, CPR and bus safety policies and procedures training. This required training will be offered by the District's Transportation Department. Employees who have taken this training from the American Red Cross are required to show evidence of completion to the Transportation Department. It is required to repeat this training as necessary in order to remain certified.
An additional premium of $3.25 per hour is provided for special education school bus duty once the Teaching Assistant has completed the required district bus duty training.
One of the following:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
- Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule:
- Basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Basic skills in typing and duplicating may be required for some positions.
- Ability to develop good relationships with students and staff.
- Ability to be sensitive to the needs of others.
- Ability to relate to students with warmth, friendliness and understanding.
- Lifting may be required for some Teaching Assistant positions.
- Must be on time to the job every day.
This is a 10 month position working 30 hours per week.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Teaching Assistants negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $15.00 per hour.
How To Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.
The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.
To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.
Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.
Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.
SPPS is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in achievement and to a workforce which embodies this commitment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.