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Teaching Assistant

Z10

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family provide assistance to teaching staff in standard academic or commercial subjects, and to students in daily classroom activities or daily living skills in a state school, hospital, facility or institution.

Typical Functions

  • Provides assistance to students in a group setting, or on an individual basis.
  • Assists teaching staff with special instructions, such as teaching Braille; supervises playground, gymnasium and extra-curricular activities.
  • Types and copies materials for daily activities; assists in arranging and distributing material to students; assists with the operation of equipment used in the classroom by teaching staff and students.
  • Provides physical assistance to students in moving from walkers or wheelchairs to classroom seating.
  • Assists with maintenance of records and reports of attendance, activities and grades.
  • Provides assistance to teaching staff in maintaining discipline and order in the classroom.
  • Assists with classroom clean-up.

Level Descriptors

Level I                                     Code:  Z10A                                         Salary Band:   D

This job family consists of only one level and employees are responsible for performing all functions involving assisting teachers and students in daily classroom activities and in daily living skills.  In this role, they will provide assistance to teaching staff by supervising student activities, distributing learning material to students, and preparing absentee reports and grading routine test papers.  They will also provide assistance to students in basic living skills, with daily work assignments and in setting up assisted-learning equipment required by students. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of reading, writing and arithmetic at a level sufficient to instruct primary school children; and of learning disabilities.  Ability is required to maintain effective working relationships with others; to maintain discipline; to interact positively with children with disabilities; and to prepare instructional materials and aides.

Education and Experience None Required.

Special Requirement 

Some positions with the Department of Rehabilitation Services require proficiency in American Sign Language.