CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
 
Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
 
Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
 
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
 
Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
 
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
 
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
 
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
 
Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
 
Distribute tests and homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
 
Type, file, and duplicate materials.
 
Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
 
Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
 
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
 
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
 
Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
 
Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
 
Assist in bus loading and unloading.
 
Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
 
Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
 
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
 
Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas and submit outlines to teachers for review.
 
Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories and assist students with hardware and software use.
 
Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or problems.
 
Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
 
Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
 
Requisition and stock teaching materials and supplies.
 
Collect money from students for school-related projects.
 
Monitor classroom viewing of live or recorded courses transmitted by communication satellites.
 
Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment.
 
Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.
 
Assist librarians in school libraries.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Children's educational software Computer based training software
 
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Hand held spell checkers Spell checkers
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Screen magnification software Device drivers or system software
 
Screen reader software Device drivers or system software
 
Student information systems SIS Data base user interface and query software
 
Text to speech software Computer based training software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Alternative computer keyboards Keyboards
 
Audio tape recorders or players Cassette players or recorders
 
Braille slates Braille devices for the physically challenged
 
Braille styluses Braille devices for the physically challenged
 
Communication boards Letter or symbol boards for the physically challenged
 
Compact disk CD players Compact disk players or recorders
 
Computer laser printers Laser printers
 
Data input scanners Scanners
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
 
Digital video disk DVD players Digital video disk players or recorders
 
Educational board games Board games
 
Emergency first aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
 
Enteral feeding equipment Enteral feeding administration sets
 
Eye controlled computer mouse equipment Computer mouse or trackballs
 
Foot operated mouse equipment Computer mouse or trackballs
 
Head operated joysticks Game pads or joy sticks
 
Interactive whiteboards Touch screen monitors
 
Intercom systems Intercom systems
 
Jellybean switches Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged
 
Laminating equipment Laminators
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display projector
 
Microphones Microphones
 
Mouth operated joysticks Game pads or joy sticks
 
Oral suction tubes Suction kits
 
Overhead projectors Overhead projectors
 
Page turners Page turners for the physically challenged
 
Pegboards Tactile toys
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Play structures Balance or gross motor equipment
 
Portable communication devices Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged
 
Portable oxygen equipment Medical gas cylinders or related devices
 
Reading pens Scanners
 
Sand tables Sand or water tables or activity centers
 
Science activity kits Childrens science kits
 
Sound switches Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged
 
Talking calculators Calculators or accessories
 
Teletypewriters TTY Telecommunication devices TDD or teletypewriters TTY for the physically challenged
 
Television monitors Televisions
 
Toy block sets Building blocks
 
Trackballs Computer mouse or trackballs
 
Video cassette recorders VCR Video cassette players or recorders
 
Video magnifiers Visual presenters
 
Water tables Sand or water tables or activity centers
 
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs
 
Wireless touch screen monitors Touch screen monitors
 
Word prediction software Writing aids for the physically challenged
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
At Risk Paraprofessional
Basic Skills Improvement Program Instructional Aide (BSIP Instructional Aide)
Bilingual Teacher Aide
Classroom Aide
Classroom Teacher
Clerical Aide Teacher
Clerical Grader
Computer Aide
Computer Assistant
Computer Lab Assistant
Crisis Intervention Specialist
ED Educational Aide (Emotionally Disturbed Educational Aide)
ESL Instructional Assistant (English as a Second Language Instructional Assistant)
ESL Tutor (English as a Second Language Tutor)
ESOL Teacher Assistant (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Assistant)
Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant)
Education Paraprofessional
Educational Aid
Educational Assistant
Educational Assistant Teacher
Educational Resources Center Instructional Paraprofessional (ERC Instructional Paraprofessional)
Educational Technician
English Language Learner Tutor (ELL Tutor)
Examination Grader
Examination Proctor
Examination Scorer
Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant
Exceptional Student Education Aide (ESE Aide)
Extended Resource Developmentally Delayed Assistant (Extended Resource DD Assistant)
Gifted and Talented Student Education Aide
Grader
Grading Clerk
Helper Teacher
In School Suspension Aide (ISS Aide)
In School Suspension Coordinator (ISS Coordinator)
Inclusion Paraeducator
Instructional Aide
Instructional Assistant
Itinerant Teacher Assistant
Kindergartners Helper
Learning Support Aide
Paper Grader
Para Educator
Para Professional
Paraeducator
Paraprofessional
Paraprofessional Aide
Paraprofessional Aide Teacher
Practice or Student Teacher
Proctor
Program Assistant
Public Health Training Assistant (PHTA)
Reading Aide
SLD Educational Aide (Specific Learning Disability Educational Aide)
Special Education Aide
Special Education Associate
Special Education Classroom Aide
Special Education Instructional Assistant
Special Education Paraeducator
Special Education Paraprofessional
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Special Population Paraprofessional
Study Hall Supervisor
Substitute Teacher
Supervisory Aide
TMD Teacher Assistant (Trainable Mentally Disabled Teacher Assistant)
Teacher
Teacher Aide
Teacher Assistant
Teacher Associate
Teacher's Aide
Teachers Assistant
Teaching Aide
Teaching Assistant
Test Grader
Tutor
Visual Aid Expert
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
 
 
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