Teacher Assistant

Providence Schools
Full Time $37,178 - $41,546 Per year KY 3741 Pulliam Dr, Louisville, KY 40218, United States
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Overview

Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional CTE TEACHER ASSISTANT TRADE LIAISON who is excited to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teacher assistants who seek a challenging yet rewarding experience.


We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak over 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. 

In PPSD, the teachers and teacher assistants set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools.  PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher and/or teacher assistant.

REPORTS TO: PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR OF CTE


The teacher assistant reports directly to the Principal and works under the guidance and supervision of the principal or his designee.  The teacher assistant maintains a cooperative staff relationship with all personnel functioning within the educational setting.

NOTE: The safety of school children is an important responsibility of the teacher assistant program. As such, please note that all teacher assistants MUST be available for bus monitoring assignments and will be paid in accordance with the additional hours worked.

**Contingent upon funding**

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Degree, or 48 College Credits, or a passing score of 461 on the ParaPro Test. Certificate of Completion of an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program, in addition to one of the above.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Appropriate industry certifications, including OSHA. Must maintain and update required industry certification to maintain this position.

  • Ability to work with children and to be patient, understanding, and effective in meeting their needs.

  • Work experience in the CTE field.

  • Bilingual preferred.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES

The duties of the teacher assistant encompass a broad spectrum and include but are not limited to the following:

1. Support CTE instructional activities in the shop and classroom with safety as the highest priority.

2. Participate in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.

3. Conduct learning exercises with small groups of students.

4. Guide students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

5. Assist with the supervision of pupils in the classroom, shop, common areas and on field trips.

6. Assist with the maintenance of program equipment and supplies.

7. With teacher supervision, give students feedback on skill development and task performance.

8. Assist the teacher to meet the many personal and physical needs of the child.

9. Under teacher supervision, participate in discipline procedures and prescribe consequences for student behavior.

10. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.

11. Commit to attend ongoing professional development sessions; such as those offered by RIDE, the Providence School Department, and outside duties.

12. Perform additional teacher assistant duties as requested.

13. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the district and state laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Three letters of reference current within the previous 2 years required

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