JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
This position is responsible for providing general assistance to teacher and students, either in a school or a program for special needs children. Incumbent must exercise judgment in handling student disciplinary problems and in assessing students skill levels. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assist teacher in preparing instructional materials, classroom bulletins and other educational displays. Work closely with students and reinforce skills introduced by the teacher. Tutor individual students (e.g., help them prepare assignments or explain material they do not understand); assist with independent study. Conduct small groups such as reading groups. Monitor student behavior (e.g., during bus loading, on the playground, in the cafeteria and hallways, and when teacher is absent from classroom); discipline students as necessary. Ensure that specific materials and supplies are ready for classroom use. Operate audiovisual equipment such as tape recorders, record players, filmstrip projectors, overhead projectors, televisions, and VCRs. Correct homework assignments and grade papers. Perform clerical duties such (recording attendance/grades and duplicating/laminating material). Assist children in eating or using the bathroom when necessary. Provide first aid and care for sick children. Clean classrooms or eating areas. Alert teacher of an individual childs special needs or problems; call parents to discuss students progress or disciplinary problems. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is generally conducted in a classroom environment depending on course material or activities assigned (e.g. vocational material may be taught outdoors or in a machine shop environment, field trips and recess may require activities outdoor). This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent works under the supervision of a classroom teacher and/or principal. All work is reviewed by the teacher to ensure that material is presented properly and a formal evaluation is conducted annually. Incumbent will have contact with students, in order to provide job related
instruction, give guidance, and serve as an appropriate role mode. Incumbent will have contact with teachers and principals in order to receive instructions and feedback, assist in planning, and discuss students progress/performance. Incumbent will have contact with parents in order to discuss students progress/performance, to listen to questions and concerns.
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