Bastrop ISD

Teacher Assistant, Life Skills (4144) REVISED POSTING (4144)

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TitleTeacher Assistant, Life Skills (4144) REVISED POSTING
Posting ID4144


Job Title

Teacher Assistant - Special Education

Evaluation Type



Designated Campus

Pay Grade




Date Revised

February 2019





BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY:  Provide for the instructional needs of individual students and/or group of students in a school or under the direction of a certified classroom teacher; and assist with physical needs of students, if required.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Instructional Support:

  • Assist teacher with daily classroom activities; prepare/modify activities; assist with independent study or lead small groups; and inform teacher of students’ progress.
  • Support the improvement of instruction.
  • Implement strategies and supports recommended by instructional and related service providers.
  • Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plan.


Student Support:

  • Foster independence by scaffolding support as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Communicate with families under the direction of the classroom teacher.
  • Assist in resolving parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Assist in managing student behavior in the classroom and common campus areas in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.


Support of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  • Assist teacher with preparation of instructional equipment and displays; ensure specific materials and supplies are ready; maintain safe instructional area; perform clerical duties and assist with operation of equipment.
  • Provide assistance to campuses/departments as requested.


Organization Improvement:

  • Work collaboratively to improve programs.


Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.


Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

  • Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.


School/Community Relations:

  • Interact positively with employees and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District in a favorable manner.



Organization Morale:

  • Participate in team building activities and the decision-making process as approprite.
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.





  • Knowledge of District, campus, and classroom policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in assisting students with special needs.
  • Knowledge of SAMA de-escalation and restraint techniques, First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Skill in utilizing general instructional strategies.
  • Skill in applying classroom/student discipline management.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in operating standard computer and software applications.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent and three months of related experience.



  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Sit, walk, stand, stoop, and bend on a frequent basis.
  • Lift and move up to 50 occasionally.
  • Manage aggressive or dangerous behavior through SAMA de-escalation and physical restraint techniques.



  • Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Work involves moderate to frequent exposure to bacteria, communicable diseases, unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Work involves constant interpersonal interactions within the educational environment.
  • Work may involve aggressive, physical contact initiated by students.
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$11.17 - $17.71 / Per Hour
LocationVarious Locations

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/17/2019