TEACHING ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION 2020
- The Class Teacher or Subject Teacher
- The Education Director
- To the Teacher on Call in the absence of the Class Teacher
- Work under the direction and authority of the Class Teacher and Subject Teachers. The TA can also be referred to as a “Classroom Aide” or “Classroom Helper.”
- Direct the students’ attention to the Class and/or Subject Teacher for instructional directions, class ‘rules’ and reminders, disciplinary expectations, etc.
- Assist the students to receive the grade level curriculum at his/her individual level by adapting and/or modifying the mode of instruction to meet student’s needs.
- Encourage independence by allowing the students to work independently, while assisting other students in the classroom as needed and appropriate.
- Use the school’s Social Inclusion approach to social conflict in the classroom and on playfields.
- Prepare materials and do marking as requested by the Class Teacher.
- Accompany and assist the class in subject classes as needed.
- Oversee the whole class with quiet working for short periods.
- Take small groups or individuals and supervise working as directed by the Class Teacher or Subject Teacher.
- Morning recess and lunch recess supervision daily, using Social Inclusion approach.
- Follow goals and objectives from a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), where applicable.
- Liaise periodically with Education Director for trainings, concerns, or administrative issues.
- Attend IEP meetings, (twice a year) if applicable, as well as parent-teacher conferences if requested by Class Teacher.
- If requested by the Class Teacher, maintain regular communication with parents via phone, communication book and/or meetings to share observations and suggestions for student support.
- Consult with the Class Teacher on a regular basis (one period per week).
- Participate in class field trips when requested.
Individual Child support (when needed)
- Assist with the needs of an individual child under the direction of the Class Teacher
- Have skills that correspond to the particular needs of the child
- Be willing to learn about the child’s needs
- Provide communication with the parent of the child
NWS expects the Teaching Assistant to:
- learn the Waldorf philosophy (time provided on the job)
- learn and use Social Inclusion approach, including specific tools and language (training provided)
- be familiar with the school rules as outlined in the Parent Handbook
- model correct cursive handwriting
- model correct grammar and appropriate verbal/written language
- support all school policies
- support the school’s media policy by refraining from cell phone or headphone use in public areas
- support the school’s dress code of clothing and jewelry
- be readily accessible by phone
- submit hours according to Business Director’s guidelines
- call the Class Teacher as soon as possible if an absence is incurred
- This TA contract is from February 24, 2020 – June 11, 2020.
- This is a full-time position at 5 days/week: Monday-Thursday 7:45 am -2:45 pm daily, 7 hrs./day, including an unpaid lunch break, and Friday 7:45 am- 12:30 pm.
- School holidays are not paid (Spring break). Some paid Pro-D days are allocated.
- TAs are entitled to 3 discretionary days per year. This will be pro-rated.
- The hourly wage is $15/hr. Hours are averaged so that a consistent monthly pay cheque is administered. Break (unpaid) is ½ hour per day.
- All new employees begin with a 2 month probationary period.
Please respond with a letter of interest, resume and 2 references to email@example.com