Teacher Assistant I (KG, ES, MS, HS, Title I, Resource Title I) (Pool 2022-2023) Grant Funded
Company: Fort Worth Independent School District
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Supporting - Educational Paraprofessional/Teacher Assistant
To Be Determined
open until filled
Teacher Assistant I (KG, ES, MS, HS, Title I, Resource Title I)
(Pool 2022-2023) Grant Funded
Reports to: Assigned Classroom Teacher
Pay Grade: 601
Salary Range: $21,960 - $30,949
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Duty Days: 183
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on availability
Under direct supervision of a certified staff member, assists
certified instructional staff with students in the classroom to
meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified
professional employees from non-professional duties to enable them
to contribute to other aspects of the educational program, such as
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language
arts, mathematics, science, computer instruction, and other
- Works with students individually and in small groups to
reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
- Assists professional staff in the administration and correction
of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
- Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for
reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to
individual student needs.
- Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom
instruction to promote inclusion, learning, achievement of
Individualized Education Program (IEP) objectives, and other
- Participates in the IEP process and serves as resource for the
student personnel evaluation team as needed.
- Assists students with physical, social, or cognitive
disabilities, with activities of daily living for the purpose of
improving their ability to participate in school or learning
- Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations
governing the proper manner of assistance for all students,
including students with disabilities or other special needs.
- Assists with classroom behavioral management to prevent/reduce
disruptions; ensures a safe and orderly classroom, and ensures
students are on task.
- Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as
supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty,
corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional
- Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of
assisting with supervision.
- Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student
learning and performance.
- Constructs, distributes, copies, and uses educational materials
- Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster
effective and participatory parent involvement in student
Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the
District's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds
rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others;
is respectful of co-workers; communicates and performs as a team
player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in
Other Duties as Assigned
- Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance
with Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are
expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven
by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness,
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social, emotional,
cognitive, and communication skills for children.
- Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations with
- Skill in actively looking for ways to help people.
- Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using tact,
patience, and courtesy.
- Ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral
- Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform
arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding
students, employees and others.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate
relationship with students with special needs.
- Ability to work effectively and patiently with children, to
work cooperatively with school personnel and parents.
- Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and
do word processing.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices,
may be required for certain positions.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including
computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent stooping,
squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding
and use of mouse and reaching; frequent walking, including walking
with a sense of urgency.
- Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15
pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment.
- Environment: Works in a standard office setting and school
building environment; works inside, may work outside; regular
exposure to noise; regularly required to listen and speak; may
require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is
required for this position
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works
with frequent interruptions; may require occasional irregular
and/or prolonged hours.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Education: Highly Qualified section below for additional
- Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of
High School Equivalency required.
- Experience: Must have some work experience with students and/or
parents in church-related schools, day camps, youth groups, private
schools, licensed daycare centers, or similar experience.
- Highly Qualified: A plus B below (additional FWISD standards to
comply with Title I, Part A).
- Must have satisfied one of the following requirements:
- Associate's degree or higher from accredited college or
- 48 or more college hours from accredited college or
- Pass the ParaEducator Training with a score of 75 or
- Obtain an Educational Aide I Certificate.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred in some
This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on availability
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not
an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be
assigned or skills that may be required.
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