Pinkston HS: 9-12: Teacher Assistant – Special Education job – Dallas Independent School District – Dallas, TX

Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays

Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom and prepare classroom according to student needs

Help with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment

Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports

Provide orientation and assistance to substitutes teachers

Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting or positioning

Assist students with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene

Assist with classroom curriculum

Help manage behavior of students which includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous student behavior as needed

Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs

Work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher

Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom which includes lunchroom, bus and playground duty

Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students

Maintain confidentiality

Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings and special events as assigned

Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned

Accredited Senior High School Diploma or equivalent (U.S.A. equivalency)

, plus one of the following:
Associate degree, 48 college credit hours, pass an academic assessment

Paraprofessional certificate required from State Board of Certification

Successful completion of a specific training program for teacher assistants or six months of knowledge and skills acquired through work experience preferred

Demonstrated general knowledge of child growth/development and behavior characteristics

Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse ethnic groups

Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills required to meet the goals of the position

Demonstrated initiative and a willingness to follow verbal and written instructions

Demonstrated effective communication skills both in oral and written form

Demonstrated ability to work with children with disabilities

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred


Application Procedure:
Apply online

Other Information:
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to current District promotional policy and compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the Executive Director, Human Resources. A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.


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