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BROWNWOOD ISD Teacher Aide (General TA, Sped, Behavioral) in Brownwood, Texas


Teacher Aide

(General TA, Sped, Behavioral)

Primary Purpose:

Help meet physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in a self-contained classroom. Assist in implementation of classroom programs, including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs. Work under general supervision of principal and immediate direction of certified teacher.



  • Associates degree, two years of study at an institution of higher learning, or have met formal academic assessment as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Valid Texas educational aide certificate

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Support:

  1. Help teacher prepare instructional materials and classroom displays.
  2. Help maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
  3. Help with inventory, care, and maintenance of equipment.
  4. Help teacher keep administrative records and prepare required reports.
  5. Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

Student Management:

  1. Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs including transferring to and from wheelchairs; lifting; positioning; or assisting students with personal care such as feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
  2. Help manage behavior of students. This includes intervening in crisis situations and restraining disruptive or dangerous students as needed.
  3. Recognize differences in each students special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs and adapt methods and interaction accordingly.
  4. Work with individual students or small groups to develop motor skills and conduct instructional exercises assigned by teacher.
  5. Help supervise students throughout the school day, inside and outside the classroom. This includes lunchroom, bus, and playground duty.
  6. Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.


  1. Maintain confidentiality.
  2. Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as assigned.

Salary will be prorated to actual days worked since school has started.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Tools/Equipment Used:Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipment
  • Posture:Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Motion:Frequent walking
  • Lifting:May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist nonambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment; may work prolonged or irregular hours
  • Environment:Exposure to biological hazards
  • Mental Demands:Maintain emotional control under stress

Start Date:October2023 Work Days:183 (days will be prorated on salary to days left in school calendar) Salary:District Compensation Plan

Primary Location: District Wide Salary Range: Per Year Shift Type: Full Time