Online Elementary Teaching Assistant

Idaho Digital Learning Academy Southwest / Boise Full Time Posted 3Y ago

About this job

**Position Summary:**
Online teaching assistants work under the supervision of a lead teacher, providing additional assistance and instruction to students. Teacher assistants will facilitate one-on-one or small group virtual meetings with students to provide additional instruction and support.

**Minimum Qualifications:**

● Friendly, positive disposition with willingness to support teacher, student and parent
● Familiar with developmental needs of K-6 students
● Understand how to motivate, create structure and engage students
● Knowledge of basic educational procedures and objectives, including instruction and presentation, preparation of teaching materials and aids, behavior management and modification, and student-teacher relations and interactions
● Know how to recognize student challenges in curriculum assigned and recommend and provide enrichment lessons, assignments, etc. if necessary
● At least two years of college or have an associate’s degree
● Ability to communicate and work effectively from a home/remote office location through the use of various online tools

**Desired Qualifications:**

● Experience in an educational setting working with students in grades K-6
● Be able to handle and maintain good working relationships on an ongoing basis
● Must have the ability to communicate student progress and challenges in a constructive way with both teachers and students.
● Must be able to remain patient with each student, regardless of the child's varying abilities and background.
● Must be resourceful and creative in explaining lessons in a manner that is customized to each student's ability to absorb information.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
*Professional development will be provided prior to any class assignments.

● Provide instructional reinforcement for individual students or small groups of students
● Help teachers with progress monitoring, grading, and other administrative tasks
● Assist with administrative duties such as setting up meetings and preparing materials
● Attend to students' physical, personal, academic, and emotional needs
● Support students with special needs by following provisions specified in their IEPs/504 Plans
● Perform other duties as directed by the lead teacher and administration
● Work under the direct supervision of IDLA lead teachers
● Guide and facilitate individual and small group virtual/distance learning
● Utilize curriculum, textbooks and learning resources provided by IDLA
● Assist students to communicate (email, video conferencing etc…)
● Communicate with parents/guardians regarding students’ progress
● Follow scope and sequence of assigned curriculum with guidance from the certified classroom teacher
● Adheres to confidentiality with regard to student information
● Adhere to the Code of Ethics for Idaho Professional Educators
● Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, schedules, coordination resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner
● Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, teachers and staff members, and other personnel
● Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
● Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks
● Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with Idaho Digital Learning Alliance policies, procedures, and safety practices.

*Background check will be conducted.

**Hours and Salary:**

This position will work in a full-time capacity during the 2020-2021 school year (August 17, 2020 - June 4, 2021). This position can be located anywhere in Idaho. Compensation is $15 per hour. Full-time teaching assistants are eligible for insurance, retirement, and paid leave. Full-time positions will be provided necessary home office equipment and communication and internet connectivity as required by the position.


Position is open until filled. Applications are available online at Documents required for a complete application included: current resume and letter of introduction. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application. Questions about the application process can be emailed to

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