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Classroom Teaching Assistants

Company name
Newton Public Schools

Newton, MA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 07, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 22, 2021

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Classroom Teaching Assistants

JobID: 3782

Position Type:

Aides/Behavior Therapists/


Date Posted:



Burr Elementary School



Elementary Education

Job Title:

Classroom Teaching Assistant - Elementary

FLSA Status:


Non-Exempt; Unit C

Reports to:

Elementary School Principal



The classroom teaching assistant supports the classroom teacher in all aspects of the school day. The classroom teaching assistant provides a variety of generalized support services to students and schools. Under the guidance and alongside the classroom teacher and assists in the instruction and supervision of students, assisting the teacher in achieving educational objectives by working with individual students or small groups, assisting students by modeling the necessary skills to perform academic, social, and behavioral tasks, modeling appropriate behaviors and interactions with students and staff. The classroom teaching assistant supports the teacher in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment that is culturally proficient and responsive to each student’s diverse needs


Required Qualifications

High School diploma and college level courses (60 credits preferred) in early child development, elementary education, or special education

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Teaching certificate preferred

Instructional experience in elementary public school setting preferred

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective teacher assistant principals, practices and trends

Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with supervising teacher, students, staff, families and school community

Ability to perform essential job duties at a high level

Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately

Ability to recognize areas of concern relating to student issues and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to use online platforms and support remote/distance learning experiences


Assist the classroom teacher in all aspects of the school day

Support instruction by working with students individually and in small groups

Prepare instructional materials

Assist in classroom set up and clean up

Manage individual and classroom climate and social emotional needs

Supervise students at recess, lunch, snack and mask breaks or other “duties”

Support students with self-care skills (toileting, dressing, etc.) as needed

Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students

Executes instructional activities with individual students or small groups of students following teacher direction and demonstration

Provides assistance to students during special classes (art, music, etc.), as needed

Assists general education and special education students

Assists with and implements positive behavior support plans designed by teacher and/or other school personnel

Assists and monitors student use of instructional and other equipment

Serves as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher

Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of the classroom teachers

Assists students leaving and entering transportation vehicles, accompanies students to and from classrooms

Assists with supervision of students during emergency drills

Observes and intervenes to redirect inappropriate behavior

Assists, monitors, and guides the student to focus on learning, participate in activities, and complete tasks

Models conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate pro-social skills in a culturally responsive manner

Attends meetings and in-service presentations as assigned for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions

May be expected to provide substitute educator services

May be expected to attend trainings related to position

Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students

Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed


Work Environment

Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Date Updated:

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff

Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

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