May 11, 2020

Substitute Teaching Assistant - $12 Hourly (2019-2020)

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

Please note this posting is used for ongoing recruitment throughout the 2019-2020 school year, on an as-needed basis.

About Our District

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 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 82% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 20% are served by the Office of Special Education and 77% are students of color.

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 extended-day schedule for Substitute Teaching Assistants, unless otherwise noted.

  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • Brighton Academy
  • Clary Middle School
  • Corcoran High School
  • Delaware Primary School
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Frazer K-8 School
  • Grant Middle School
  • HW Smith K-8 School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
  • Meachem Elementary School
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Roberts PK-8 School
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy
  • STEAM at Dr. King Elementary School
  • Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Middle School
  • Van Duyn Elementary School

All other schools have a 7-hour work day.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Interest in serving Syracuse City schools and students
  • Ability to accept daily assignments in various SCSD schools and programs
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check, at the cost of $100.25 to the candidate.
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


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

  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
Instructional Support > Substitute: Paraprofessional
Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Syracuse City School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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