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Teacher Assistant | 2024-2025 School Year

Employer
Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Location
Winston-Salem, NC, US
Salary
Competitive

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External Employees: Temporary Position. Must work at least 30 working days, and up to 180 working days, to be eligible for hire.

Teacher Assistant

FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE
The purpose of this position is to work cooperatively with the principal and teacher to provide a classroom environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional programs and available curriculum and technology materials.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
• Supervises students in classroom, hall, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
• Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
• Participates in professional learning and PLT meetings, as appropriate, to understand grade level standards, standards-aligned curriculum, and instructional strategies to support student learning.
• Presents subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using agreed upon methods of delivery (whole groups, small groups, and/or individual support).
• Assists with student attendance procedures, record keeping, collecting money, organizing classroom learning spaces, and ordering materials.
• Assists the teacher in creating a positive, nurturing, and supportive class environment conducive to learning and developing social emotional skills.
• Prepares lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations for their assigned classroom(s).
• Participates in the daily bus, car and van transportation duties involving children's arrival and departure to and from school.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
• Ability to work independently, under general supervision.
• Ability to work harmoniously with staff, volunteers, parents, and students.
• Ability to operate and maneuver standard office equipment and specialized classroom equipment.
• Ability to work with student data and maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to provide a broad range of instructional assistance to teachers and others.
• Knowledge of grade appropriate competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of this position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum: Either of the following:
    • Completion of an Associate's Degree or 48 college credit hours with a grade of "C" or better with a desired concentration in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development.
    • High School Diploma/GED AND successful completion of the NC DOL Apprenticeship Program OR Completion of the NC ATA Professional Development Plan.
    • If you do not meet the above requirements at this time, you may be eligible for an alternative pathway to becoming a Teacher Assistant in which you have one year to complete both the following requirements:
      • Pass the Work Keys-three assessments needed: Reading (4), Mathematics (4), Writing (3)
      • Complete 96 hours of in-service training/professional development with WS/FCS
  • Desirable: Associates Degree with a concentration in Education PLUS two years working with elementary age children.
Pay Grade 55 - Pay Rate $2,627.80 Monthly - Full-Time 10 Months

PHYSICAL WORK DEMANDS:

PHYSICAL

ACTIVITY

FREQUENCY

C - Constant

F - Frequent

O - Occasional

I - Infrequent

NR - Not Required

PHYSICAL

ACTIVITY

FREQUENCY

C - Constant

F - Frequent

O - Occasional

I - Infrequent

NR - Not Required

Climbing/Balancing
I
Lifting/Carrying
O up to 30 lbs.
Crawling/Kneeling
I
Grasping/Twisting
O
Walking
F
Reaching
F
Running
I
Pushing/Pulling
O
Standing
F
Fingering/Typing
F
Sitting
F
Driving
F requires driving car between sites
Bending/Stooping
O
Others:

In compliance with Federal Law, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability.

When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your application.

Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.

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