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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3214569
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: January 7, 2020

Job Description

TITLE:  Teaching Assistant, NYS Certified


REPORTS TO:  Building Principal

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:   This is non-professional instructional work involving the responsibility for assisting a teacher in the education of students in a classroom or a laboratory setting.  Teaching assistants may contribute either general or specialized skills.  Employees in this class work under the general supervision of a certified teacher.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher, a teaching assistant may be assigned by the Board of Education to assist teachers by performing such duties as:

  • Working with individual pupils or groups of pupils on special projects while the teacher is engaged in working with other pupils;
  • Providing the teacher with general information about pupils to aid the teacher in the development of appropriate learning experience;
  • Providing assistance in the development of instructional materials and aiding pupils to use available resources;
  • Utilizing their own special skills and abilities in such areas as foreign languages, arts, crafts, music, and similar subjects;
  • Supporting the teacher in providing an effective climate for learning.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:  Awareness of classroom instructional techniques; awareness of the development and use of instructional materials; good knowledge of specific field where specialization is involved; working knowledge of current instructional resources; ability to maintain discipline in a classroom situation; ability to read and interpret complex written material; ability to instruct children in a classroom setting; ability to speak clearly with good diction; ability to write legibly; dependability; good judgment; patience; neat appearance; good physical condition.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma or admission to a regionally accredited or New York State registered college.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:  Eligibility for certification as a teaching assistant as evidenced by possession of a temporary license or continuing certificate.  Possession of a license or continuing certificate at the time of appointment. 




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Contact Information

    • Jennifer DeFrank, Director of HR
    • 6 WIERK AVE
    • Liberty, New York 12754

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