Teacher Aide - Sikeston R-VI
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Teacher Assistant
Job Location: Sikeston Public Schools
Beginning: Sep 18, 2023
Deadline: Oct 02, 2023**
District: Sikeston R-VI
Sikeston, MO 63801
Telephone: 573-472-2581
Job Description:
Special Education Teacher Assistant
Junior High School
Classified Position 

 Reports to: Principal and Teacher
General Summary: Performs duties under general supervision to assist the teacher in providing skills to students in accordance with district policies and procedures. The Teacher Assistant will have good people skills, flexibility, the ability to work under pressure and stay on task, and the ability to adjust to change. Furthermore, the Teacher Assistant will be responsible, reliable, and a self-starter.
Essential Functions:
1. Assist with instruction and activities as assigned by teacher. Assist with work activities.
2. Prepare, create, and/or adapt instructional materials as directed by teacher. Assist students with assignments.
3. Assist the teacher with implementation of instructional strategies in the classroom that respect individual differences, foster student achievement, and maintain supportive and inclusive environments.
4. Perform support tasks to enhance the effectiveness of the learning environment.
5. Demonstrate continued professional growth to meet changes in the position.
6. Perform related duties, as assigned.
7. Supervise student(s) in cafeteria or at recess or as assigned by supervising teacher/administrator.
8. Strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements regarding all matters pertaining to students, parents, parent communications, and/or classroom activities.
9. Carry out work responsibilities effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency situations.
10. Perform routine instructional and non-instructional support tasks, including clerical duties and use of adaptive/assistive equipment or technology.

  1. Education level – Substitute teaching certificate is required and either a minimum of sixty (60) college credit hours or paraprofessional exam
  2. Works well with children
  3. Ability to follow the instruction of the teacher(s) to whom the assistant is assigned. 
  4. Other requirements – Must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the Board of Education. Excellent organizational skills, oral and written skills, time management, and telephone skills. Computer knowledge and assistive technology.

Evaluated By: Assigned Teacher and Building Principal
Length of Contract: Same number as student days
Type of Position: Nonexempt

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Responsibilities and duties assigned are at the discretion of the superintendent.
 Sikeston R-6 School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.