Teacher Assistant, Gifted Program (Rogers Park Elementary)

Anchorage, AK, US
Sep 02, 2020
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Classroom Support/Teacher Assistant Gifted Program

Date Posted:


Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Bargaining Unit: TOTEM
Work Year: 9 months
Work Day: 3.5 hours per day
FTE: Full time, .4375 FTE
Salary: T-10, $14.87 - $16.00 Per Hour, DOE

Job Summary
The Gifted Program Teacher Assistant works collaboratively with teachers to provide instructional services and support for children in the Gifted Program. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. A high school diploma or equivalent.Advanced literacy skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.One year of experience working with elementary age children.Excellent communication and customer service skills.Ability to maintain confidentiality and inspire confidence and cooperation of staff, parents, students, administrators, and the public.Ability to establish and maintain a professional relationship with staff, parents, students, administrators, and the public.

The following are preferred:
  1. Knowledge of first aid.An associate's or bachelor's degree.Knowledge of the special needs of the gifted child.Thorough knowledge of Anchorage School District regulations and laws pertaining to confidentiality with regard to student records.Ability to operate common office equipment and be proficient in computer use, both Macintosh and Windows, with experience in a variety of programs and applications.Strong organizational skills.Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.Ability to work with a team of teachers and a variety of teaching styles.Able to train in specific instructional strategies, programs, and techniques and to implement the training correctly and consistently.Ability to make independent decisions.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Provides instructional services to students individually, in small groups, or in whole groups under the direct or indirect supervision of a certified teacher.Under the direction of a classroom teacher, assists in the instruction of reading, writing, spelling, and RCCP lessons, including creating and delivering the lessons to small or whole groups of students, grades kindergarten through 6. Prepares and modifies curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments.Administers assessments, records student performance during testing, and makes placement recommendations.Sets up and maintains computerized grade books.Maintains student cumulative folders and portfolios.Assists in the preparation of middle school transition paperwork.Provides staff and students with computer technology support, both in hardware and software.Supports program teachers through team teaching, scoring student work, assisting with classroom management, procuring supplies, etc.Takes direction and follows through on tasks independently.Resolves problems, handles conflict, and makes decisions under pressure.Articulates and implements knowledge of the special needs of the gifted child.Creates and keeps a daily schedule to best serve the needs of all teachers and students in the program.Operates computers and various office equipment, including audio visual equipment.

Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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