Teacher Assistant Bilingual Spanish I

Chicago, IL, US
Feb 11, 2019
Teacher AssistantBilingual Spanish I Job Description

Job Code: 000476

CLASS TITLE: Teacher AssistantBilingual Spanish I

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under the general direction of the school principal, and under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, utilizes bilingual skills in English and Spanish, assists in the instruction of pupils, and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Uses bilingual skills and assists in the supervision of students during lunchroom and

playground activities; provides security functions within the school, such as monitoring corridors and reviewing student identification cards; assists students in understanding and completing classroom assignments; assists teachers in preparing bulletin boards and displaying students work in classrooms; operates photocopying and duplicating machines to reproduce educational materials; assists in maintaining the orderly arrangement of classrooms; greets and directs visitors to appropriate areas of the school; consults with teachers regarding concerns of individual students; operates audio-visual equipment, such as video cassette recorders, movie projectors, film strip projectors, tape recorders, and phonographs; tutors students under the supervision of the classroom teacher; assists in collecting and grading students' homework assignments and examination materials under the supervision of the classroom teacher; assists in supervising the loading and unloading of students on school busses; assists in the receipt, processing, and issuance of new books under the supervision of the classroom teacher; collects daily classroom absentee reports and contacts parents and guardians to verify causes of student absences; may assist elementary school teachers with wraps and toilet recesses as necessary; may assist in the supervision of the school procedure to sell public transportation passes to students.


Certification Requirements. Must possess a valid TASN (NCLB) paraprofessional license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which may be applied for and obtained after the successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit at a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or successful completion of a paraprofessional exam (WorkKeys or ParaPro). Also refer to:

Illinois State Board of Education ISBN applied for link

WorkKeys ParaPro

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills. Good knowledge of proper grammar and spelling in English and Spanish; basic knowledge of mathematics; knowledge of CPS rules and regulations. Ability to work with/for school-age children; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to operate basic office equipment; ability to communicate effectively with the public. Good oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish; good reading skills; skill in operating audio-visual equipment and personal computers is highly desirable.

Physical Requirements. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Even though weight of force moved may be only a negligible amount, a position should be rated as Light Work (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing or pulling of arm controls.

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