Classroom Assistant job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Classroom Assistant job summary
We are a private academy seeking paraprofessionals to assist our teachers and develop the next generation through specialised curriculums. You will work closely with the teacher in your assigned classroom and support them in their duties. Flexibility is key for this role, as your tasks may change from day to day. Typical activities include creating presentations, printing off homework sheets, working with students in groups and individually during lessons and creating progress notes and reports. The ideal candidate is caring, compassionate and dedicated to the students’ success. They have a versatile skill set and a willingness to proactively look for ways to support the teacher. This position starts out with part-time hours and does offer full-time potential if you’re a good fit.
Classroom Assistant responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.
- Assists teacher with conducting lessons, managing the classroom and developing materials
- Track student progress during the school year and create reports to let parents understand what their children are learning
- Empower students through programmes designed to enhance their academic and social achievements
- Work with computers and specialised AV equipment to make these resources available to the teacher during lessons
- Act as a nurturing and encouraging influence for students during lessons
- Monitor the classroom and minimise distractions and disruptions
Classroom Assistant qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Experience working as a substitute teacher for Year 6
- Hold a current PGCE or comparable certification
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development, Education or another liberal arts program preferred
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Previous teaching experience for primary school students
- Familiarity with learning management systems and other educational software