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Syracuse City School District Job posting 37867
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Dec 20, 2016 until Until Filled

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The Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is setting a higher bar for students and staff alike – and doing more than ever to help them reach it. We serve a richly diverse student body – our students speak over 70 languages, and 4 in 5 are low-income – and we believe every single student deserves a vibrant education. That’s why we’re going all in to make Syracuse the most-improved urban district in America. It won’t be easy, but it’s exciting. If you’re energized by our ambitious goals, and by the challenge of charting a new future for Syracuse, join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Teaching Assistant (2017-2018)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
Certification(s)/Licensure(s) required
Teaching Assistant
Posted on
Dec 20, 2016
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.

Teaching Assistants provide instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher.

  • Work with individual pupils or groups of pupils on special instructional projects
  • Provide the teacher with information about pupils which will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning and behavioral experiences
  • Assist pupils in the use of available instructional resources, and assisting in the development of instructional materials
  • Utilize their own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as: foreign languages, arts, crafts, music and similar subjects
  • Assist in related instructional work as required
  • Assist students with specific health related activities as appropriate
  • When working in a Special Education classroom, employees may be required to perform the following tasks:
    • Toileting needs
    • Feeding needs
    • Llifting students when needed
    • Pushing students in assistive devices (e.g. wheelchairs)

  • 32.5 hours per week, 10 months per year

  • New York State Level I, Level II, Level III, Pre-Professional, or Continuing teaching assistant certificate is required.

  • The current new hire salary for SCSD Teaching Assistants is $20,464 per the Unit 8 contractual agreement.