Position Title: Special Education Teacher Assistant
Reports to and works with the classroom teacher, is supervised by the building principal, and the
Program Supervisor. Responsible for assisting the classroom teacher with instruction and general
supervision and management of the class.
Term of Employment: One Hundred Ninety Days (190) days
Immediate Supervisor: Building Level Principal
Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children, and be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the Trenton Special School District policies and philosophy.
Must be at least 18 years old and meet the requirements of ESSA Highly Qualified.
Be a mature individual
Have the ability to conform to an established work schedule
Have effective interpersonal skills
Have the ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner
Have the ability to understand and follow instructions precisely
Have the ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality
Have the ability to deal with students
Have the ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
Have the ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without the loss of efficiency of composure.
Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the teacher
Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room.
Assist the teacher in other ways as requested.
Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the District at all times
Treat all children with dignity and respect
Help teacher to supervise and promote activities designed to enhance the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children. Help
maintain a neat and organized classroom.
Supervise activities to ensure safety at all times.
Must have the ability to:
In case of an emergency must be able to lift or assist in lifting a student in need
Work with children on the floor
Work outdoors in any variety of weather
Repetitive bending, stretching, and stooping
Climb up and down stairs
Have mobility required to ensure the safety of children
Have visual and hearing capabilities that allow consistent supervision of children
Assist in bus loading and unloading
Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-Englishspeaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned.
Evaluation: Conducted by the building level administrators and Central Office supervisory staff.
Applications should be completed on line at www.trentonssd.org.
Transfer requests should be sent to Tim Haney, Director of Schools at 201 W. Tenth Street, Trenton, TN 38382. For further
information call 731-855-1191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Amy Allen, Special Populations Supervisor, at 731-855-1191 or email at email@example.com or Cortnee Wilkes, TES Principal, at 731-855-0971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transfer
requests will be accepted through the close of business hours May 5, 2020.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The Trenton Special School District offers its program and employment to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, age, national origin, gender or disability and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.