The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi BOCES) anticipates a need for Teaching Assistants for various General Education, Exceptional Education and Alternative Education programs across Oswego County.
Teaching Assistants assist teachers by performing duties such as: Working with individual pupils or groups of pupils on special instructional projects. Provide the teacher with information about pupils that will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning experiences. Assisting pupils in the use of available instructional resources, and assisting in the development of instructional materials. Utilizing their own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as: foreign languages, arts, crafts, music and similar subjects. Assisting in related instructional work as required.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Is neat in appearance and appropriately dressed. Relates well to others. Demonstrates a sense of humor. Uses personal talents and strengths to advantage. Shows initiative, demonstrates good judgment, is reliable, responsible, demonstrates behavior and habits desirable for imitation by students, demonstrates adaptability and flexibility, fulfills responsibilities willingly and promptly.
INSTRUCTIONAL ABILITY: Works well with students, establishes rapport, develops good interaction with students, keeps them actively involved. Works toward providing each individual with the opportunity to be successful. Reads and understands teacher’s lesson plans. Demonstrates enthusiasm in instruction, establishes limits with students; consistently adheres to them. Deals objectively and fairly with students and can foresee a job that needs to be done and completes it.
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE: Views role in proper perspective. Exhibits a desirable attitude toward job. Is able to work with limited supervision. Knows and understands philosophy of teacher. Knows and understands philosophy of BOCES. Accepts constructive criticism, recognizes limitations and works to overcome them. Has appropriate attitude in relationship with administrators. Handles information about students, co-workers, supervisors ethically, practices school policy and regulations.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: Willingness to work with a wide range of student population. Perform the daily physical demands as outlined by the “Teacher/Teacher Assistant Essential Elements of Job” document. Other duties as requested by the classroom teacher and/or immediate supervisor.