Teacher Aide I

Compensation

: $57,210.00 - $75,120.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under supervision, assists teaching staff in a variety of instructional activities and in the supervision of students at school and on field trips. Incumbent performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Teacher Aide I class differs from the Teacher Assistant class in that the latter is regularly required to perform academic instructional assistance for a significant portion of time. Although positions within the Teacher Aide classification may perform some of the less responsible academic instructional assistance, the primary emphasis of this class is clerical support and student behavior control.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists teaching staff in a variety of classroom and school related activities; types tests, correspondence, and routine narrative and statistical reports; corrects student papers and homework; distributes and collects classroom materials and prepares classroom and audio-visual equipment for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains student and attendance records; maintains classroom bulletin boards; counts school lunch money; supervises students taking tests; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the teacher; maintains safety and discipline by supervising and/or assisting in the supervision of students on playgrounds, in lunchrooms, school halls, library, study halls, and with the loading and unloading of buses at school and on field trips; verifies that students out of class have hall passes; enforces school rules and regulations; insures that students leaving campus are authorized to do so, and that students on campus are students of the school; operates common office machines; performs clerical duties as assigned.

When Assigned to Enrichment Activities

When assigned to enrichment activities, this position does not engage in instructional duties and is not required to meet Para Professional or highly qualified requirements.

Develops rapport with students and provides sound leadership; responsible for being an example of good sportsmanship; applies discipline in a fair and positive manner and according to prescribed procedures; assists after school programming staff in a variety of areas throughout the school; collects classroom materials and prepares classroom and audio-visual equipment for use; maintains student and attendance records; supervises students in various activities and settings; maintains safety and discipline by supervising and/or assisting in the supervision of students on playgrounds, in lunchrooms, school halls, library, study halls, and with the loading and unloading of buses at school and on field trips; verifies that all students are accounted for; enforces school rules and regulations; insures that students leaving campus are authorized to do so; operates common office machines; and performs clerical duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any experience equivalent to education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. A high school diploma is desirable;

AND

2. A minimum of six (6) months of experience working with school age youth is desirable when assigned to enrichment aide duties.

Applicants hired by the District after January 8, 2002, to work at a Title I designated school, must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate?s degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) with a score of at least 460. Employees hired by the District prior to January 9, 2002, must meet the above requirements by June 30, 2006.

Knowledge of : Educational principles and techniques; student behavior and characteristics; basic discipline and behavior modification techniques; correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematics; current office methods and procedures including filing and records management; common office equipment and its usage.

Skill at : Securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students; dealing tactfully with students, parents and school personnel; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; teaching good sportsmanship; typing with speed and accuracy; spelling correctly; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; organizing and distributing instructional materials; making mathematical computations; operating various office equipment; operating and maintaining audio-visual equipment; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; providing leadership and developing rapport with students when assigned to enrichment aide duties.

Licenses/Certificates : Possession of, or ability to obtain a CPR Certification is required for teacher aides working in the area of Special Education or an enrichment aide duties.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, political affiliation, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.



Job Requirements:
Salary Sch A: $9.61 (entry step)
Sch B: $11.15 (entry step)

Applicants hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position. Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. Range/GradeG12 Additional Job Information Applications are taken on an on-going basis for teacher aides. As positions become available, applications will be reviewed by administrators and interviews/hiring will take place. Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.

This job announcement is for teacher aide positions of 27.25 hours a week or less. THESE POSITIONS INCLUDE KINDER TEACHER AIDES (KINDER-AMIGAS), BILINGUAL TEACHER AIDES, CLASSROOM TEACHER AIDES, AND PE AIDES.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STATUS: Individual selected into a position at a Title I School must be Highly Qualified for this assignment. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate's degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) with a score of at least 460.

Eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses, and Credit Union benefits; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 to 24.75 hours per week received PERS retirement benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses and Credit Union benefits listed below; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive the benefits listed below, with the exception of Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the District.
Holiday: Eligible employees receive up to eleven (11) paid holidays each year. Vacation: Eligible employees receive up to twenty (20) days of paid vacation each year. Sick Leave: Eligible employees receive up to fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave each year. Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance: Eligible employees may select an insurance plan wherein WCSD contributes 100% of insurance premiums. Eligible employee paid dependent medical insurance is available for an employee's dependents. Insurance Premiums - Summer Months: WCSD contributes 100% of the district paid portion of eligible employee's insurance premiums for employees who are not scheduled to work in the summer. Life Insurance: The District contributes 100 % of employee's life insurance premiums. Salary Increases: In addition to any negotiated increases each year, eligible employees receive salary increases each July, for the first fifteen (15) years of employment. Longevity Bonuses: Eligible employees receive annual bonuses as follows: 12-14 years of employment, $700; 15-17 years of employment, $1, 000; 18 + years of employment, $1, 100. Credit Union: Outstanding benefits are available through the Credit Union.
No State Income Tax. No Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more. Retirement benefit offered is the State of Nevada retirement system, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), which is one of the best in the country.

PERS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS:

Eligible Employees who select the employer paid salary schedule (Schedule A) will have Washoe County School District (WCSD) contribute 100% of the employee's retirement contributions. Eligible employees who select the employer-employee paid salary schedule (Schedule B) will have a portion of the legislatively designated amount paid by WCSD to PERS for retirement benefits and the employee, in turn, will pay the remaining portion of the legislatively designated amount of his/her salary to PERS. These options are introduced and explained in detail during the New Employee Orientation upon selection for employment.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter. New employees will have $55.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $55 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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