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ABOUT OUR DISTRICT
The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 80% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 19% are served by the Office of Special Education and 77% are students of color.
The Department of Early Childhood is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Teaching Assistant. Teaching Assistants provide instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher.
This position will work with Early Childhood classes serving 3-year-old and 4-year-old students.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Work with individual pupils or groups of pupils on special instructional projects
Provide the teacher with information about pupils which will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning and behavioral experiences
Assist pupils in the use of available instructional resources, and assisting in the development of instructional materials
Utilize their own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as: foreign languages, arts, crafts, music and similar subjects
Assist in related instructional work as required
Assist students with specific health related activities as appropriate
When working in a Special Education classroom, employees may be required to perform the following tasks:
Llifting students when needed
Pushing students in assistive devices (e.g. wheelchairs)
Candidates must possess a New York State Level I, Level II, Level III, Pre-Professional, or Continuing Teaching Assistant Certificate. New York State Teacher Certification is also acceptable.
Previous experience working in Early Childhood is preferred.
City Residents are encouraged to apply!
32.5 hours per week
The current new hire salary for SCSD Teaching Assistants is $20,464 annually per the Unit 8 contractual agreement.
Position Type: Full-time
Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood Instructional Support > Individual Aide Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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