Teacher Assistant - Military veterans preferred

2019-09-13
DynCorp Recruiting (www.dyn-intl.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Oconus
Marshall Islands

 
Job Summary
 
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.
 
Principal Accountabilities
(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.