How to Hire a Teacher Assistant

Does your growing school need a Teacher Assistant? Teacher Assistants provide assistance to the primary teaching staff.

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

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.45 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.55 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Teacher Assistant?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Teacher Assistant hire can help your school by:

• Maintain a supportive and safe classroom environment
• Assist with classroom instruction when needed
• Supervise students during recreational activities

Skills to look for in a great Teacher Assistant

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

• First aid and CPR certifications
• Experience in an education setting
• Collaborative working style
• Basic computer comprehension skills
• Positive attitude
• Nurturing teaching style

Writing a Teacher Assistant job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Teacher Assistant candidates. A Teacher Assistant 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 Teacher Assistant jobs, such as:

• Teacher Assistant
• Teacher’s Aide
• Classroom Assistant

Interviewing Teacher Assistant candidates

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

• Reading and teaching to a lesson plan
• Tracking student progress through unit lessons
• Assisting teachers in everything from supervision to grading

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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