Teachers Aide (#MACZ07)
$29,646.00 Yearly Min / $37,058.00 Yearly Mid / $44,470.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for providing classroom and clerical support to a teacher in an institutional education program for youth.

Nature and Scope

A class incumbent reports to an educator and is responsible for tutoring or assisting students individually or in small groups in such subjects as math, reading, and spelling, as directed by the classroom teacher. Incumbents also assist the teacher by decorating bulletin boards and may administer educational tests under the supervision of a classroom teacher. Work includes operating printers and copying machines to ensure sufficient copies of instructional materials are available. Incumbents maintain a supply room which includes inventory control of instructional materials. In addition, incumbents assist the teachers in maintaining and updating student records and files.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of a similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Tutors or assists students in specific subject areas as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Administers educational tests to students under the supervision of a teacher.
  • Orders and maintains supplies of instructional materials and other school supplies; Maintains inventory control of supplies and materials distributed.
  • Maintains and updates student records and files.
  • Operates printers and copy machines.
  • Performs a variety of clerical functions to assist in the operation of the educational program at a residential facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of adolescent behavior.
  • Knowledge of rudimentary educational principles.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of leading and instructing students both individually and in small groups.
  • Knowledge of recordkeeping and report writing.
  • Ability to exercise patience and understanding while working with institutionalized youths.
  • Ability to implement prescribed behavior management techniques.
  • Ability to plan and carry out teacher's instructions.
  • Ability to operate and perform basic maintenance of printers and copiers.
  • Ability to maintain inventory control of instructional materials and other classroom supplies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare basic reports.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Teachers Aide
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Coursework, training, and/or work experience in assisting with teaching others.
  2. Coursework, training, and/or work experience in working with persons with disabilities.