Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4413

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants support students, and assist teachers and counsellors with teaching and non-instructional tasks. They assist in areas of personal care, teaching and behaviour management under the supervision of teachers or other child care professionals. They are employed in public and private elementary, secondary and special needs schools and treatment centres.

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Job Duties for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

  • Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting
  • Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of classroom teacher
  • Assist students with special needs using techniques such as sign language, braille and remedial programs
  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher
  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
  • May assist teacher in the operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual or electronic equipment
  • May assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal
  • May monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day.

Working Conditions for Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

Work is usually performed indoors, while some lessons and activities may be arranged outside.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Child Care Attendant - Elementary School
  • Classroom Assistant - Primary And Secondary School
  • Educational Assistant
  • Educational Resources Assistant
  • Elementary School Teacher's Aide
  • Elementary School Teacher's Assistant
  • Homework Assistant
  • Instructional Assistant - Primary And Secondary School
  • Lunchroom Supervisor - School
  • Lunchtime Supervisor - Primary And Secondary School
  • Paraeducator
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Program Assistant - Education
  • Remedial Education Aide
  • School Lunchroom Supervisor
  • Secondary School Teacher's Aide
  • Secondary School Teacher's Assistant
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Special Needs Educational Assistant
  • Special Programs Aide - Education
  • Student Monitor
  • Student Support Assistant
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Teacher's Helper
  • Teaching Staff Assistant - Primary And Secondary School