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Teacher Assistant job description

An Assistant Teacher is a professional who enhances student comprehension during instructional periods. This role involves supervising learners, and extending education beyond the classroom through lunch or recess activities for effective knowledge reinforcement.

Nikoletta Bika
Nikoletta Bika

Nikoletta holds an MSc in HR management and has written extensively about all things HR and recruiting.


Use this teacher assistant job description sample to find reliable employees for your school. Feel free to modify the teacher assistant duties and responsibilities as well as the qualifications listed below to fit your specific needs. Similar job titles include Teacher Aide.

What is a teacher assistant?

A teacher assistant supports the teacher in planning and presenting lessons, and helps students learn. Teacher assistants may work part-time or full-time. They’re usually required to pass assessments before they can work with students, although a formal university degree may not be always required.

What does a teacher assistant do?

Teacher assistant duties often depend on their level. For example, a higher-level teacher assistant may be qualified to occasionally replace a teacher in their absence, apart from handling basic administrative tasks. The ages of students could affect the teacher assistant duties, too. For example, if a teacher assistant works at a preschool, they’ll supervise children during play or lunch. But, if they work at a high school, they’ll probably be more focused on creating lesson plans, preparing material for classrooms and assisting with remedial teaching.

Also, some teacher assistants work with students with disabilities, assisting special education teachers. In these cases, teacher assistants may need to provide basic care to students, too, such as help with personal hygiene.

Teacher assistant responsibilities include:

  • Helping teachers create lesson plans
  • Working with small groups of students to enhance the learning process
  • Making sure classrooms are safe and tidy

If you like this teacher assistant job description, see our other education job descriptions.

Job brief

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A great consultant possesses deep knowledge and expertise in their specific area, enabling them to effectively diagnose problems, formulate comprehensive solutions, and communicate them in a clear and detailed manner.

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Join our team and make a meaningful impact on our business.


  • Help teachers prepare lesson plans
  • Set up necessary material for classes (e.g. projectors, chemistry sets)
  • Track student attendance and class schedules
  • Review material taught in class with individual students with learning challenges
  • Work with smaller groups of students for remedial teaching or reinforcing the learning process
  • Escort and supervise students in field trips and school activities
  • Make sure classrooms are safe and tidy before classes start
  • Assist teachers with various tasks, like grading assignments and informing parents of their children’s progress
  • Help students adjust, learn and socialize and report to teachers about possible behavioral issues

Requirements and skills

  • Experience as a Teacher Assistant
  • Familiarity with school administrative tasks and learning methods
  • Great communication and organizational skills
  • Cool-tempered and positive attitude
  • Firm but kind personality
  • A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students, teachers and parents
  • College or associate’s degree is preferred

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