Classroom Assistant Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Classroom Assistant
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Special Needs Classroom Assistant
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Example 1

Application closing date 14/07/2021 Location Other Salary Grade: 7 - £20,273 - £21,512 (reduced to £17,583 - £18,657 in accordance with the part-time, term time contract plus 5 days) Package 32.5 hours per week, permanent, term time only + 5 days Job category/type Schools Job description About Ethos Academy Trust Ethos Academy Trust is located within Kirklees, West Yorkshire. The overarching aim of the Trust is to create academies that provide environments that are welcoming, caring, calm, safe and purposeful and that, within a nurturing ethos, stretch our learners academically, support them pastorally and develop them socially and emotionally. We seek to explore and celebrate the qualities that make our pupils unique. We believe passionately that education, at every stage of the pupil journey, is about the development and nurture of the whole child. We aspire for all our pupils to become confident, happy and caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning and of life. In addition to our three academies (Ethos College, Reach Academy and Engage Academy), the Trust provides wide ranging early intervention outreach support and training to mainstream schools, alongside managing the statutory exclusions process on behalf of Kirklees Local Authority. Applicants This is an exciting opportunity to join Ethos Academy Trust, where we aim to deliver the very best educational experiences for pupils from across the primary and secondary age range. Our academies are welcoming, calm and purposeful and, within a nurturing ethos, our learners are stretched academically, supported pastorally and developed socially and emotionally. We are looking to appoint an inspirational Inclusion Worker (Classroom Assistant) to join our passionate and hardworking team at Reach Academy. Reach Academy is rated as “Good” by Ofsted and is an Alternative Provision for Key Stage 3 pupils. The role will be to successfully motivate, inspire and engage vulnerable children and their families. You will assist in the delivery of lessons to pupils in a group and also support pupils on a 1:1 basis (in and out of the classroom environment), to re-focus pupils in learning and engagement. You will be key in the development of pupils’ essential skills and emotional resilience in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will be required to work imaginatively and in partnership with parents and carers, teaching and support staff in schools and other professionals in order to achieve the very best outcomes for the pupils. You will be integral to the success of the pupils at Reach and support their academic and pastoral needs. If you are looking for a new and rewarding challenge in education, you are committed and passionate then we look forward to hearing from you. To apply vistit: Closing date: 14th July 2021 Interview date: 20th July 2021 Location: Batley, West Yorkshire If you require further information please contact Reach office at [phone number]2

Example 2

Stick ‘n’ Step provide specialist support to children with cerebral palsy. Our support improves mobility, independence and boosts self-confidence, enabling each child to reach their personal potential. This is an exciting time to join Stick ‘n’ Step and we are looking for someone who has enthusiasm and motivation to contribute positively to the organisation. We are looking for a Classroom Assistant to support in the planning and delivery of conductive education programmes, which meet the individual needs of participating children and young people. This role would suit someone with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a passion for working with children. If you are looking for a job that is rewarding, with no two days the same, then apply now. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that is professional and passionate about improving the life chances of the children we work with. Job Description To apply, then please submit your CV and covering letter to The successful candidate will start this role on Wednesday 1st September, 2021.

Example 3

Ref: External - Wade Deacon Trust Date posted: 29/06/2021 Closing date: 09/07/2021 12:00 PM Hours per week: 27.5 hours per week Salary: £11,364 per annum Location: Yew Tree Primary Academy Employment Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary Yew Tree Primary Academy The Avenue, Halewood, L26 1UU Telephone: 0[phone number] Principal: Mrs R. O’Hanlon Classroom Support Assistant Salary: Grade 1 Actual salary: £11,364 Contract: Fixed term (12 months initially) linked to funding. Term Time Only (27.5 hours per week) Start: 1st September 2021 We seek to appoint a committed and driven Classroom Support Assistant to join our successful and inclusive one form entry school with Designated Specialist Provision - 10 mainstream classes and 3 classes within the DSP. The successful candidates will be a key member of our team and should have relevant qualifications and proven experience of working with pupils and families who require additional support developing strong working relationships with teachers and other support staff to support pupils with specific needs. The new roles will be based in KS1. We pride ourselves on our high expectations, commitment to ensuring pupil progress and high quality teaching and learning provision for all. You will share these values be able to enthuse and motivate children across our cluster of schools with your passion and creative teaching, presence and personality. You will be ambitious and will embrace being part of moving our Academy to outstanding. Yew Tree Primary Academy has a clear vision of ‘Dreambig to Achieve Excellence for All’, with a continued commitment to making a difference for all of our children, with superb care, nurture and support as the foundation stones of our inclusive approach. With an unwavering child-centred ethos, we put our children at the heart of every decision we make. On the 1st September 2018 Yew Tree Primary Academy joined the Wade Deacon Trust with a joint commitment to excellence. We can offer you fantastic, eager children and supportive parents. Our dynamic and friendly staff are passionate about raising standards and aspirations for all children. Our school is well resourced and has a supportive and reflective Senior Leadership Team, Governing Body and Multi Academy Trust. We have a whole school commitment to professional development, as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our pupils. As a member of the Wade Deacon Trust, we can offer you numerous exciting opportunities to further develop your career. Closing Date: Friday 9th July at 12 noon Short listing: Friday 9th July at 4pm Observations/Interviews: Tuesday 13th July 2021 Wade Deacon Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, satisfactory medical clearance and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. How to apply Application Forms Any interested candidate should apply by completing the following; Application Form Supplementary Information Form Letter of Application; Your letter should be addressed to the Principal, Mrs Rebecca O’Hanlon It must be a maximum two sides of A4, using font size 12 It should address the following points: why you are interested in this post and how you have prepared yourself so far what contributions you feel you can make to pupils’ development across our cluster schools any particular areas of strength and expertise you feel you may have Please ensure you send us all three elements of your application as outlined above. We will be unable to process applications with missing elements. Blank forms can be downloaded from the vacancies page on the Trust website; [website] If you have any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact Mrs C Graham at the school to request a copy by email or post. Our telephone number is 0[phone number]. Application Submission Deadline Applications should arrive in school by 9th July 2021 by 12 noon. Ideally you should email your letter of application to with ‘Classroom Support Assistant’ in the subject line. If you are unable to email your application, you may post your application to the address below with the envelope clearly marked ‘Classroom Support Assistant.’ Yew Tree Primary Academy The Avenue Halewood Knowsley L26 1UU . Other Documents: Job Pack

Example 4

*Term Time Classroom Assistant - Part Time* *33.75 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9:00am to 16:15pm)* *Salary £13,339 - £13,500 per annum* Treloar School & College in Holybourne, Alton provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young adults with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential. If you are passionate about supporting young people with physical disabilities and would like to develop a rewarding career in a stimulating and vibrant environment, we are waiting to hear from you. We are looking to recruit Student Support Assistants for Treloar School. These roles include assisting the students in a residential setting and in educational learning and life skills. You must also have a good level of general education, and hold a GCSE or equivalent in English & Maths and be willing to work towards a level 3 qualification along . You will need to be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst having the ability to work under pressure. We encourage applications from people with transferable skills who are looking for a career change. We offer: * Term Time only working - Monday to Friday! * Health Cash Plan and Perkbox discount scheme * Life insurance * Pension scheme * Occupational health scheme * Excellent paid training and development opportunities * Free wellbeing activities (eg. gym/yoga) * Free Onsite parking *Interested? How to [website] To apply you will need to complete an application form via [website] for an application form. Alternatively, please call our Recruitment Team on 01420 547400 ext 3416 to request a pack or for more information. Treloar Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check along with other relevant employment checks. #INDHP Reference ID: 9-4.15 Part-time hours: 33.75 per week Job Types: Part-time, Permanent Salary: per year Benefits: * Bike to work scheme * Casual dress * Company events * Company pension * Discounted or free food * Gym membership * Life insurance * On-site parking * Referral programme * Sick pay * Store discounts * Wellness programmes Schedule: * Day shift * Monday to Friday * No weekends Work remotely: * No

Example 5

Job type: Temporary, Full time Location: Hounslow £65 - £75 per day Recruiter: Protocol Education Sector: Education Creative Classroom Assistant We are looking for individuals trained in Drama, Sports, Art and Music to inspire children with Autism to develop their skills and interests in a safe and caring school environment. You will be working in a specialist Autism with a high-quality team, dedicated to creative development and social and physical development for their students as well as academic process. You will be able to use your creative skills applied to different students to help bring out their unique skills and personalities. Pay: £65-£75 a day Location: London Position: Creative Classroom Assistant Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30-4pm (can be flexible for the right applicant) What you need to apply: ·Experience working with children within the past 2 years (Voluntary welcome) ·Enhanced DBS on the update service (or willing to complete this) ·Enthusiastic attitude towards inspiring children Start your career and change lives by working in Special Education – apply now!

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
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