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Teacher's Aide

Date:  July 24, 2019

Position Title: Instructional Aide

Location: Slocum ISD

Salary Range: $11.50–$15.00 per hour

Length of Work Year: 180 days

Position Summary

Help meet physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in a self-contained classroom. Assist in implementation of classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs. Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.

Position Requirement

Associate’s degree, two years of study at an institution of higher learning, or have met formal academic assessment as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Valid Texas educational aide certificate

Ability to work with children with disabilities

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Ability to communicate effectively

Knowledge of general office equipment


Some experience working with children


Instructional Support

  1. Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.

  2. Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.

  3. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.

  4. Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.

  5. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

Student Management

  1. Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs including transferring to and from wheelchairs; lifting; positioning; or assisting students with personal care such as feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.

  2. Help manage behavior of students. This includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous students as needed.

  3. Recognize differences in each student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs and adapt methods and interaction accordingly.

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

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

  6. Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.


  1. Maintain confidentiality.

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

Application Procedures

Send district application and copy of credentials to:

Gina Kellum

Slocum ISD

5765 East State Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX  75839

Application Deadline

Until filled.

*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.