GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Instructional assistants may perform any of a wide range of duties depending on where and with whom they work. One of the major responsibilities of the teacher assistant is to work along side of the teacher to provide more interaction time for children and to visually supervise children at all times. When an assistant is in the classroom, she/he is expected to talk with children, ask questions, play with them and take care of their needs as well as to keep them safe.
Since the assistant's foremost responsibility is to follow the teacher's direction, it is important to determine, to some extent, the nature of duties to be performed. Suggestions for these duties may be found on the following pages. They are not designed to limit the role of the assistant, or to infringe upon the responsibility of the teacher. Instead, it is hoped they will serve as a stimulus for other activities.
Child care assistants are responsible for carrying out the teacher's plans before and after regular school hours. He/she should report to the teacher the effectiveness of the plans and work with the teacher to change plans as needed.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
- At least a two year college degree or 48 hours of college credit in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION within the last 5 years.