The duties of the teacher assistant encompass a broad spectrum and include but are not limited to the following:
1. Participate in daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity planning.
2. Conduct learning exercises with small groups of students.
3. Guide students in developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
4. Assisting with the supervision of pupils in the classroom, corridors, school yards, lavatories, cafeterias, etc... and on field trips.
5. Assist Pre-K students with toileting, dressing, feeding, self-care, which may include diaper changes.
6. Alert the teacher to special needs of individual students.
7. Collecting and distributing educational materials.
8. With teacher supervision, correct students? work and prescribe additional work to remediate students? weaknesses.
9. Operating machines which duplicate or copy information for distribution to pupils.
10. Assisting the teacher to meet the many personal and physical needs of the child.
11. Under teacher supervision, participate in discipline procedure and prescribe consequences for student behavior.
12. Assist teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing behavior or academic skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
13. Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
14. Commit to attend ongoing professional development sessions; such as those offered by RIDE, the Providence School Department, and Local Union 1033.
15. Perform additional teacher assistant duties as requested.