The Apprentice Teacher is a beginning practitioner and who, under direction, performs professional work and performs tasks that will lead to the academic growth of students. This position effects support in content area curriculum, teaching strategies, student intervention strategies, and evaluation of instructional materials and implementation of state standards within online courses. The Apprentice Teacher performs duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to identified students. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. The Apprentice Teacher is a critical thinker and innovative problem solver with a high level of emotional intelligence.
Essential Functions • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities. • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips. • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms. • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers. • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students. • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts. • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage. • Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress. • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods. • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations. • Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students. • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required. • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use. • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms. • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists. • Assist in bus loading and unloading. • Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed. • Assist teachers as needed to support student activities. • Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded virtual courses, when applicable. • Adhere to all policies. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills & abilities education: Required Associate’s Degree (two year college or technical school): Preferred A passing score on the Paraprofessional Proficiency Assessment will substitute for the Associate degree requirement. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience: No prior experience necessary Computer Skills: Shall be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency with computers and programs associated with the position. Other Requirements: 1. Successful completion of pre-employment background checks. • Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times while around students and other staff members. 3. Must be highly qualified under state and federal laws/regulations (where applicable).
Competency Statement(s) • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. • Diversity Oriented – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. • Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea. • Energetic – Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. • Enthusiastic – Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task. • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. • Friendly – Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others. • Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. • Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. • Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information. • Loyal – The trait of feeling a duty to the employer. • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. • Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous. • Punctuality – Ability to report to work on time on a day-to-day basis. • Regular attendance – Exhibiting regular attendance in order to perform duties in a satisfactory manner. • Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. • Responsible – Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct. • Tactful – Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others. • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.