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(Archived) Teacher Assistant

Last Updated: 10/03/22

Job Description


SALARY RANGE: A08 $32,229.86 - $44,791.97


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under supervision of a certified, professional Teacher 1 or 2 in a state school or institution, acts as direct care personnel in the classroom and assists with self-help, academic, social, vocational, and recreational activities designed for children and/or young adults; does other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS: Assists a Teacher 1 or 2 in obtaining and preparing materials and equipment for teaching-learning activities including paper, pencils, books, arts and crafts materials, charts, pictures, visual demonstration materials, record players, and motion picture, slide, overhead, and opaque projectors. Helps prepare visual aids, updates bulletin boards, and arranges displays of student work. Keeps the classroom in a neat and orderly condition, adjusts room lighting and heating, and arranges chairs and desks as required for different activities. Assists in keeping records of attendance, illness, and student performance and behavior. All teaching assistants are required to possess a high school diploma, with some college preferred. The teaching assistant should have a background working with a multiple disabled population. In addition, the teaching assistant needs to be able to provide academic support to the teachers, and should have patience working with the students. The student assistant will receive direction from the teachers and therapists. The direct supervisor of the teaching assistant will be the assistant principal. Additional supervision will come from the principal and the supervisor of curriculum and instruction.

NOTE: Since this is an entrance level position, there are no formal education and/or experience requirements. Appointees must be able to physically lift, move, and position clients as needed.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Sixty College Credits Preferred. NJ Substitute License or ability to obtain one is preferred.

To apply for this position refer to NJCU website at:

New Residency Law

“Effective September 1, 2011 all employees of State and Local Government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. If you already work for State or local government as of September 1, 2011, and you do not live in New Jersey, you are not required to move to New Jersey. However, if you begin your office, position or employment on September 1, 2011 or later, you must reside in New Jersey. If you do not reside in New Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your office, position or employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your office, position or employment."

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States