How to Hire a Assistant Teacher

Does your growing organization find itself needing an Assistant Teacher? Assistant Teachers can help your educational facility by providing cost-effective support for your full-time teaching staff.

Here are some tips to help you find great Assistant Teacher candidates and make the right hire for your school.

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Assistant Teachers search for Jobs on Indeed*

389,232

job seekers clicked on assistant teacher jobs

64,827

resumes from job seekers with assistant teacher experience on Indeed

6,900

Number of assistant teacher jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.43 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.45 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$21.45

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Assistant Teacher?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line.

A great Assistant Teacher hire can help your business:

• Creating a more-attentive learning environment for students
• Provide on-hand feedback about lesson plans
• Assist in grading duties or providing additional supervision over students

Skills to look for in a great Assistant Teacher

A great Assistant Teacher will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Secondary-education diploma or teacher certificate
• Comprehension of subject matter for assigned classes
• First aid or CPR certifications
• Enjoys working with students in an education environment
• Able to work collaboratively with staff teachers
• Positive demeanor to reinforce positive learning environment

Writing an Assistant Teacher job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Assistant Teachers. An Assistant Teacher job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Assistant Teacher jobs, such as:

• Student Teachers
• Assistant Teacher
• Teachers Aide

Interviewing Assistant Teacher candidates

Strong candidates for Assistant Teacher positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Previous experience in education environments
• Demonstration of teaching pedagogy and methods
• Their desire to work with students and children

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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