El- Massria Integrated Schools
 
 
 

Teacher Assistant

Title Teacher Assistant
Reports to The Stage Principal and / or Stage Supervisor
Work 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hours Sunday – Thursday except designated days off, and as mandated by the Board of Directors.

Position Description
The teacher assistant will be responsible for assisting a classroom teacher in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment.


Qualifications

  • Must be in the process of becoming prepared to be a teacher of young children and meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education.
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feeling and needs of others, be able to relate well to children and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the school’s curriculum.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentational skills.
  • Flexible with the ability to work in a highly demanding stressful environment.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.


Job Function and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the class teacher.
  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Utilize appropriate language, interactions and positive discipline.
  • Supervise the classroom when the class teacher is out of the class.
  • Model positive behavior.
  • Replace the class teacher when the teacher is absent.
  • Help with the general housekeeping tasks.
  • Assist the class teacher in other ways as requested.
  • Assist the class teacher in obtaining all required classroom parental signatures such as on all reports and field trip permission slips.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.
  • Participate in professional organizations that work for all improvement of early childhood education.
  • Assist class teachers with implementation of appropriate early childhood education experiences.
  • Help the class teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of children enrolled at EIS.
  • Help to maintain a neat and organized classroom.
  • Help children establish good habits of personal hygiene.
  • Attend parent / teacher meetings.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.
  • Report to class teacher any problems which may occur with the children.
  • Observe record and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned.
  • Participate in all activities.
  • Assist class teacher with evaluation of student performance.
  • Assist class teacher with maintaining accurate and up to date student portfolios.
  • Assist class teacher with passing out paper, pencils, textbooks and preparing bulletin boards.
  • Assist class teacher in updating daily the student’s planner.


Working Conditions

Physical Demands
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions:

  • Teachers performing service in this position classification will exert 25 to 30 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • While performing this job the teacher is regularly required to talk, hear and see.
  • This type of work frequently involves standing, sitting, walking, use hands or feel reach with hands and arms and stoop, knell, crouch or crawl.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • At times, may require more than the regular schedule hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

Mental Demands
The mental requirements indicated below are examples of the mental aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions:

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Must have the ability to instruct and maintain emotion control under stress.
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Note: Job description is reviewed on a regular basis and is revised to reflect the changing role of Teacher Assistant and the priorities of EIS.


Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary action will be taken in regard to frequent absences, inability to perform professional duties as designated in the above job description.  Also disciplinary action will be taken in regard to any impolite behavior in regards to parents, visitors or staff members.

Disciplinary measures include but are not limited to verbal written warning and counseling about behavior / inability to perform professional duties etc…. and / or possible termination / release of duties as designated by the Board of Directors at EIS.

Amount of salary paid upon termination / release of responsibilities is dependent on the number of days worked in the pay period.

I have read and understand the above job description for Teacher Assistant and agree to the terms listed above.

Signature of Employee Date
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