Shelby County Schools

  • Education Assistant – Summer Learning Academy

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/3/2018 11:58 AM)
    Location Name
    Goodlett Elementary
    Salary Min
    USD $13.13/Hr.
    # of Openings
    Hidden (2140)
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Performs specialized work by assisting summer school teachers in instructing and supervising the activities of students to provide a well-organized, smoothly functioning classroom environment during the summer term. The position is responsible for assisting summer school teachers in preparing instructional materials, preparing classrooms for activities, supervising and assisting children in the classroom and in other areas of the school, reinforcing classroom lessons and providing other assistance as requested; incumbents may be responsible for providing assistance to special needs students or coordinating special projects and programs as assigned. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Provides assistance to summer school teachers in maintaining a well-organized, smoothly functioning classroom for the benefit of both teachers and students during the summer school classes.
    2. Assists students during summer school with exercises and class activities; concentrates efforts with small groups of students and individuals as necessary.
    3. Compiles, prepares and organizes materials and classroom for instruction and classroom activities.
    4. Assists in cleaning and storing of materials after completion of activities.
    5. Reinforces all knowledge and skills taught by the classroom teacher.
    6. Assists teacher by maintaining student records, recording daily attendance, grading assignments, administering standardized tests, recording and/or analyzing test scores/grades, substituting as needed, setting up special projects, escorting children to other areas of the school, monitoring student behavior, running errands.
    7. Supervises and assists students when unloading and loading buses, in the halls, on field trips, during testing, during lunch, during computer lab, and on school grounds.
    8. May assist students with special needs and/or in need of special attention; provides assistance with daily living routines, skills and concepts including personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, self- feeding; may assist with physical health programs including physical therapy and adjusting special/adaptive equipment for student use; lifts or assists students in and out of special needs equipment as necessary.
    9. Assists in establishing and implementing behavioral objectives. Models appropriate social and play skills; observes students' behavior and notifies teacher and/or school nurse of behavioral changes as appropriate; redirects behavior if possible; may work with individual students to help them adjust behaviorally and academically into mainstream classroom and social situations.
    10. May coordinate and/or participate in special programs or projects as assigned.
    11. Receives and responds to inquiries from parents and others; assists in preparing notes and placing phone calls to parents as necessary.
    12. Attends staff meetings as required; participates in in-service training programs; keeps abreast of developments in areas of assignment.
    13. Performs routine clerical tasks as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and records, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, preparing notices and newsletters, receiving and responding to e-mails
    14. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree or two (2) years of college (minimum of 48 semester hours) or a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment Test and one (1) year of experience working with children in an educational setting preferred. Must possess or be able to obtain certification in CPR and First Aid.  Currently working in SCS as an Educational Assistant preferred.

    The following special conditions are required: Commitment for the entire period of summer school. Attendance at ALL periodic administrative meetings. Availability prior to the end of the regular school assignment to participate in summer school setup and preparation. Availability for summer school closeout operations.


    This position is for SUMMER SCHOOL ONLY.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    • Basic knowledge of child growth and development, instructional procedures and practices applicable to assignment, instructional goals and policies of the District
    • Knowledge of subject matter reinforcement practices of the classes to which assigned
    • Ability to implement teachers' instructional plans in assigned field
    • Ability to work effectively with children, young adults, and faculty members;
    • Ability to assist with the implementation of an instructional program and to participate in monitoring and ensuring appropriate student behavior
    • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and to perform all required task
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 


    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.




    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.



    SCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older).



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