Job Description


Job Title

ESL Teacher Assistant 

Evaluation Type



Designated Campus

Pay Grade




Date Revised

February 2019




BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Under the direction of a certified ESL classroom teacher, assist, provide, prepare and manage instructional needs of English Learners.


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.
? Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plan.
? Assist with administration and scoring of objective testing instruments or work assignments.
? Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
? Provide orientation and assistance to Substitute Teacher during absence of Classroom Teacher.


Student Support:
? 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; 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.
? Assist with linguistic testing and identification of English Learners.
? Assist with LPAC processes and paperwork, including, but not limited to, filing and organization of LPAC folders.
? Assist with interpreting for bilingual parents and campus staff as needed.


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 appropriate.
? Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.


Other Responsibilities:
? Comply with policies established by federal law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
? Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
? Help maintain neat and orderly classroom.




? Knowledge of District, campus, and classroom policies and procedures.
? Knowledge of techniques used in assisting students with special needs.
? Knowledge of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), 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: HS Diploma or GED; three months of related experience is required.


? 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 lbs. occasionally.
? Communicate effectively in both English and Spanish.

? 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.