Teacher Assistant, Physical Education
BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Provide for the instructional needs of individual students and/or group of students in a school or under the direction of a certified classroom teacher; and assist with physical needs of students, if required.
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.
Assist teacher with planning instruction and daily classroom activities and prepare/modify activities to meet student needs.
Supervise and lead student groups independently for assigned area.
Inform teacher of student progress.
Support the improvement of instruction.
Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plan.
Monitor student behavior and maintain classroom discipline as necessary, including intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive and/or dangerous student behavior as needed.
Assist in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
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; ensure specific materials and supplies are ready; maintain safe instructional area; perform clerical duties and assist with operation of equipment.
Provide assistance to campuses/departments as requested.
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.
Interact positively with employees and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District in a favorable manner.
Participate in team building activities and the decision-making process as appropriate.
Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.
Comply with policies established by federal law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of District, campus, and classroom policies and procedures.
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 strategies.
Skill in applying classroom/student discipline management.
Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Skill in operating standard computer and software applications.
Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent and six months of related experience.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS:
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Sit, walk, stand, stoop, and bend on a frequent basis.
Lift and move up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments.
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 environment.
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