Rockbridge County Schools

Teacher Assistant (242)

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TitleTeacher Assistant
Posting ID242

Classroom/Student Support – Teacher Assistant



Job Title:

Classroom Support – Teacher Assistant I/II

Salary Scale:

Scale 3.0 Teacher Assistant

Salary Range:


Work Days:


Reports To:

School Principal or Designee

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt (Support Staff Position)


The Teaching Assistant provides assistance to the classroom teacher in the management, instruction, and personal care of students; performs related tasks as required and directed; all work is performed under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher(s); however, the assistant may independently carry out particular aspects of the instructional program which include activities outside of the normal school facility.

Education Required:

Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development Certificate (GED). Sixty hours of college credit preferred


The Teacher Assistant must possess the ability to develop and maintain an empathetic attitude toward all students.   He or she will work cooperatively with others in a positive manner. He or she must be willing to learn specialized instructional/management techniques with students, as needed. He or she must be willing to seek and maintain CPR certification (if required for specific student assignment). He or she must possess the ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with students, parents, and staff.


Candidate must possess good moral character.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information;
  • Discusses assigned teaching area with classroom teacher(s) to coordinate instructional efforts;
  • Assists in delivering instruction to students;
  • Carries out instructional plans as designated by the classroom teacher(s) and if appropriate the students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEPs);
  • Assists students, individually and in groups, with lesson assignments to reinforce learning concepts;
  • Maintains pleasant and orderly classroom environment (e.g., maintains instructional materials, designs bulletin boards, assists teacher(s) and/or students in clean up activities, etc.);
  • Assists teacher(s) in maintaining a classroom management policy that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff;
  • Assists in ensuring the adequate supervision for students;
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
  • Assists classroom teacher in preparing and developing various teaching aids, such as bibliographies, charts, centers, and graphs;
  • Assists the teacher(s) in grading student work;
  • Assists the teacher(s) in related instructional activities (e.g., field trips, library, assembly, etc.) as directed;
  • Assists in ensuring the safe and proper physical movement of students from one learning environment to another, as requested;
  • Assists in proper maintenance of students' records, under the supervision and/or direction of classroom teacher(s) and/or building administrator(s);
  • Assists with toileting, feeding, cleaning, and positioning of students, as needed;
  • Assists in medical related duties, i.e. catheterization, gastrointestinal feedings, assisted breathing devices, colostomy, and ileostomy, as needed;
  • Assists in carry over of related services, i.e., Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech, Adapted Physical Education, and Vision, as needed;
  • Attends required meetings and inservices;
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills up-to-date;
  • Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies;
  • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by classroom teacher(s) or building administrator(s) in accordance with school/division policies and practices.

Supervisory Duties:

There are no supervisory duties of other personnel.

Physical Demands:

Duties performed typically in school settings to include: classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, stooping, lifting up to 30 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment, materials, and/or students up to 60 pounds may be required. Occasional lifting, movement, and transferring of students may be required. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Other limited physical activities are required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be necessary. Occasional attendance to parent conferences, building-level meetings and division wide meetings and training activities beyond normal assigned hours may be necessary. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards. Physical contact with and/or possible exposure to bodily fluids may occur. Daily personal close contact with students to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required. Regular contact with staff members and administrators is required. Contact with parents and medical professional may be required.


Job Evaluation:

The school principal, with collaboration from the classroom teacher(s), will evaluate performance on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities.


Rockbridge County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping conditions, or gender in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program for which application is made. The Superintendent is designated as the responsible person regarding assurance of non-discrimination. The Superintendent may be reached at the School Board Office.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/19/2021