The Teacher Assistant is responsible for performing technical duties in support of educational and training programs and maintaining informational databases, implementing programs or projects, as directed, and providing customer service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.Typical FunctionsProvides assistance to instructors by preparing materials, setting up equipment, and maintaining records and files.
Supervises playground/recess activities for students and/or provides direct care assistance to special needs students, such as grooming and providing meals. Observes and documents behavior and medical related incidents, and assists with bus transportation loading and unloading students. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of teaching techniques and practices.
Knowledge of basic computer applications. Ability to read and follow individualized program plans. Ability to document student/client information and prepare required reports.
Ability to supervise student/client activities. Ability to demonstrate learned and daily living skills.Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a daycare or classroom environment.
These requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.Preferred QualificationsThe formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a daycare or classroom environment.Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsAgency Specific InformationDivision Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $23,335 annually. This position is located in Warren, AR.
Possible exposure to verbal or physical abuse may be encountered from Clients served. Must have and maintain a valid Arkansas State Drivers License.
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, rsum, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview.
Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days.
As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
State Of Arkansas