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Syracuse City School District Job posting 44329
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Aug 01, 2017 until Until Filled

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About Our District

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
Substitute Teaching Assistant ($12 Per Hour)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
Posted on
Aug 01, 2017
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Job Overview
Substitute Teaching Assistants support instruction and other student needs in assigned classrooms in the absence of regular Teaching Assistants. Substitute Teaching Assistants provide services to students under the general supervision of a teacher. Once hired, Substitute Teaching Assistants accept day-to-day assignments across all 34 SCSD schools and 4 programs.

Who We Want
Successful SCSD employees are all in for Syracuse students.
Substitute Teaching Assistants:
  • Believe strongly that all students can learn at high levels
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving urban students, schools and communities
  • Are willing to put the interests of students first
  • Actively contribute to a culture of high expectations in schools and the district
  • Build the relationships needed to serve our students well

Specific Duties
Reporting to the Principal and acting as a Teaching Assistant for the day, the Substitute Teaching Assistant must, at a minimum:
  • Work a total of 7 to 8 hours per day, depending on the assigned school (see below)
  • Report to the school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials
  • Support instruction as prescribed in the classroom teacher’s lessons
  • Work with individual students and/or groups of students on instructional projects
  • Assist students in the use of available resources and assist in the development of instructional materials
  • Utilize own skills and abilities to assist with programming in languages, arts, crafts, music, and similar subjects
  • Assist students with specific health related activities as appropriate
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning 
  • Follow all school and classroom procedures
  • When working in a Special Education classroom, perform the following tasks as needed:
    • Toileting needs
    • Feeding needs
    • Lifting students
    • Pushing students in assistive devices (e.g. wheelchairs)
  • Perform other related duties as directed by principal or vice principal

The following schools have an 8-hour work day for Substitute Teaching Assistants, unless otherwise noted.
  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • Danforth Middle School
  • Dr. King Elementary School *7.5 hours per day
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School *7.33 hours per day
  • Frazer K-8 School *7.92 hours per day
  • Grant Middle School
  • HW Smith K-8 School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School *hours vary
  • Meachem Elementary School *hours vary
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy *7.5 hours per day
  • Van Duyn Elementary School *7.95 hours per day
  • Westside Academy @ Blodgett
All other schools have a 7-hour work day for Substitute Teaching Assistants.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Interest in serving Syracuse City schools and students
  • Ability to accept daily assignments in various SCSD schools and programs
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!

  • Compensation of $12 per hour
  • Qualification for SCSD benefits after 3 months, if you work every day