2019-09-13 DynCorp Recruiting (www.dyn-intl.com)
Oconus Marshall Islands
The Teacher Assistant supports teachers with the implementation of the school’s instructional program for Grades K to 6. Provides a nurturing learning environment for every student.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help those master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed.
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
Organize and label materials, and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems.
Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.
Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.
Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.
Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
Cognizant of all rules and regulations in school handbooks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Human relation skills of the highest order are required to meet the needs of a diverse population.
Requires initiative, perception and a broad knowledge of human behavior to understand the learning style of the individual students.
Requires solid pedagogy in educational planning, instructional delivery, classroom management, and assessment.
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Two (2) years’ teaching assistant experience in an accredited school system preferred
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Position will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions. Occasional stateside travel.