Temp - Support Assistant (TSA) - Student Services (Multiple Locations)

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Annapolis, MD
Sep 01, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
This position is posted to create a pool of candidates.Eligible Candidates will be contacted as positions become available at the locations.

The TSA's will work with students supporting the virtual Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) at multiple locations.


Title Code

Temporary: Support Assistant








Reports To (title only)

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Position Summary

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Under the direction of the supervising teacher or administrator, Temporary Support Assistants (TSA) assists teachers with the physical, emotional, behavioral, and instructional needs of students at the Preschool/PreK, elementary and secondary grade levels. Supervision of students throughout the school day, both in the school building and on work sites, includes carrying out instructional tasks, supporting self-care, and collecting data as outlined by professional staff based upon individual student objectives. Employee(s) must be capable of performing any and all of the listed duties individually or independently which may vary based upon their work location/assignment and available staffing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

  • Participates in routine supervision of students throughout the school day within the school building and/or worksite /community environment; to include assisting on/off bus, lifting, pushing students in equipment and monitors entry and exit of students to assure they get to the correct location.
  • Assists students with performing and developing proper social behavior, personal hygiene and self-help skills including, but not limited to, toileting (i.e., changing diapers and soiled clothing), feeding, grooming as assigned by the position throughout the school day and/or while at off-site locations.
  • Supports students during instruction and other curriculum tasks, including reinforcing subjects initially introduced by the teacher in one-on-one or small groups, and implements instructional plans and activities as designated by the job coach and/or teacher. Provides reinforcement techniques to keep students focused and on task
  • Observes and manages behavior of students in the classroom, lunch areas, playground, and other learning environments according to approved procedures.
  • Observes and gathers data regarding student performance on instructional and behavioral goals and provide data collection to the supervising teacher.
  • Supports students with social, emotional, and behavior concerns including the implementation of behavior strategies and supports.
  • Follows AACPS policies & procedures while assisting students and staff in the building and off-site work training activities and/or community-based settings.
  • Participates in professional development; attends workshops and in-service training for all specialized related care needs, seizures, disruptive behavior, etc. as provided by Board of Education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate, preferably supplemented by formal academic courses/training in the field of child development with specific applications to the area of special education.

    • None

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Ability to exercise considerable patience and the ability to work with physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or multiple disabilities students.
    • Job requires direct in-person provision of service, therefore punctual, regular and predictable attendance is essential.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with diverse populations.
    • Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Video/Web Conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite -Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).
    • Satisfactory score on any tests required.

    • N/A

    Career Ladder Requirements
    • N/A

    Physical Requirements
    • Ability to perform extensive walking, standing, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling and lifting, and the ability to exert force required to twist/turn equipment tools required to perform assigned tasks.
    • Ability to physically assisting students with multiple disabilities often involving lifting, pushing, and aiding in bodily functions, as needed.
    • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds independently.

    Established: 9/5/2014

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