Transitional Program Instructional Assistant (Bilingual) (6 hours per day)
Decatur Public Schools - Decatur, IL

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TITLE: Teacher Assistant


1. Minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit.

2. Hold or be eligible for teacher assistant certificate.

3. Fluent in Speaking, Hearing, and Writing Spanish, or English As A Second Language Experience

REPORTS TO: Building Administrator

JOB GOAL: To assist the teacher in maintaining appropriate classroom activities and environment in order that students may learn effectively.


(The following are the essential fundamentals to include but not limited to the following job duties.)

1. Assist all students in their assigned daily academics as instructed by teachers.

2. Assist in grading work and assigning students individual academic work.

3. Alerts the teacher to special needs of individual students.

4. Provides escorts and assistance to students as necessary.

5. Helps maintain individual records for each student.

6. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.

7. Changes will be implemented as needed to meet the individual needs of students.

8. Is responsible for student safety education and accident prevention.

9. Reports all unsafe conditions to the school principal promptly.

10. Reports all accidents or injuries to the principal as soon as possible.

11. Supervises and intervenes to regulate student behavior so as to alleviate the risk that inappropriate behaviors will place students or staff at risk of harm.


Wages, hours, terms, and conditions of employment pursuant to negotiated agreement.

EVALUATION: Performance in the position will be evaluated once every two years in accordance with District's plan for evaluation.

Physical Demands Handle work which deals mostly with people, objects, equipment in a general setting; depth perception and field of vision are important. Employee regularly is required to bend, stoop, twist, turn, reach, lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, pull, push, climb, and kneel; walking and standing approximately 50-75% of each shift. Employee must recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative; ability to differentiate tones and volumes in conversation.

Mental Demands The Teaching Assistant must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. There may be a number of situations happening at once, and the Teaching Assistant must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Teaching Assistant will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Teacher will have to supervise all students at all times.

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