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Company: Bastrop Independent School District
Location: Bastrop, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education




Job Title

Teacher Assistant – Behavior Support

Evaluation Type



Designated Campus

Pay Grade




Date Revised

February 2019




BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY:  Provide for the behavioral needs of individual students and/or group of students in a school or under the direction of a certified classroom teacher.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Instructional Support:
  • Assist teachers with the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • Teach students coping and social skills.
  • Collect and monitor data on behavior programs including: redirection, interventions, and behaviors.
  • Participate in meetings on students' progress.
  • Assist teacher with daily classroom activities; prepare/modify activities to meet student needs; assist with independent study or lead small groups; inform teacher of student progress.
  • Implement strategies and supports recommended by instructional and related service providers.
  • Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plan.
Student Support:
  • Assist teacher(s) with emotional/behavioral needs of students.
  • Monitor student behavior and maintain classroom discipline as necessary, including intervening in crisis situations and restraining aggressive and/or dangerous student behavior as needed.
  • Foster independence by scaffolding support as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Communicate with families under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Assist in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely
  • Assist in managing student behavior in the classroom and common campus areas in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

 Support of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  • Assist teacher with preparation of instructional equipment and displays; ensure specific materials and supplies are ready; maintain safe instructional area; perform clerical duties and assist with operation of
  • Provide assistance to campuses/departments as requested.

Organization Improvement:

  • Work collaboratively to improve programs.

 Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.

 Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

  • Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.

 School/Community Relations:

  • Interact positively with employees and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District in a favorable manner.

 Organization Morale:

  • Participate in team building activities and the decision-making process as
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of District, campus, and classroom policies and
  • Knowledge of techniques used in assisting students with special needs.
  • Knowledge of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Skill in utilizing general instructional
  • Skill in applying classroom/student discipline
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in
  • Skill in operating standard computer and software
  • Ability to administer SAMA de-escalation and restraint techniques.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent and six months of related experience.



  • Maintain emotional control under
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Sit, walk, stand, stoop, and bend on a frequent basis.
  • Lift and move up to 75 occasionally.
  • Manage aggressive or dangerous behavior through SAMA de-escalation and physical restraint techniques.


  • Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor
  • Work involves moderate to frequent exposure to bacteria, communicable diseases, unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Work involves constant interpersonal interactions within the educational
  • Work may involve aggressive, physical contact initiated by students.

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