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Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2875719
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 14, 2017

Job Description

TITLE:          Teacher Assistant


PRIMARY FUNCTION:    Assists teachers in providing for the individual needs of the student in order for each student to achieve his/her maximum academic and social potential.




  1. Have completed 2 years of college (associates and/or bachelor degree preferred).


  1. Proficiency in spoken and written communication to express and/or exchange ideas.


  1. Ability to establish and follow detailed work procedures with speed and accuracy.


  2. Emotionally mature, objective, and sensitive to the needs of others. Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, families and co-workers.


    REPORTS TO:   Principal




  1. Assists the teacher in providing for the individual instructional needs, abilities, and interests of the students.


  1. Conducts learning exercises (provides instruction to) small groups of children.


  1. Informs the teacher of any special information or problems about an individual student.


  1. Assists with activities such as record keeping, filing, organizing materials and preparing instructional/classroom materials.


  1. Maintains an inviting and functional classroom or learning environment while caring for material and equipment.


  1. Provides clerical assistance as a particular situation requires (as skills permit).


  1. Assists with the supervision of children.


  1. Serves as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in their area.


  1. Provides lunch supervision and/or bus duties as assigned.


  1. Substitutes for teachers when needed.


  1. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.


  2. Assumes responsibility for and participates in staff development (professional growth) and training to keep materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date.


  3. Follows appropriate safety procedures and properly maintains equipment.


  4. Responds to telephone, email and in-person requests, inquiries and questions in a professional, polite and responsive manner.


  5. Demonstrates good attendance and punctuality.


  6. Attends all required meetings.


  7. Maintains confidentiality in all matters.


  8. Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.  Respects the worth, dignity and individual differences of others.


  9. Complies with and supports school division policies, regulations and procedures.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the principal and/or lead teacher.




  1. Light work, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.  Pushing items of up to 50 pounds such as moving/rearranging furniture or pushing a child on a swing.


  1. Stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch.


  1. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet the physical demands.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  200 day Contract


FLSA STATUS:       Non-Exempt


SALARY SCALE:  Teacher Assistant Salary Scale


EVALUATION:       Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of classified personnel.


The above is intended to describe the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities and requirements of this position.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Harrisonburg City Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Yeevonne Connolly
    • One Court Square
    • Harrisonburg , Virginia 22801

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