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Teaching Assistant

St. Louis, MO, USA

Job Type

Part Time /Contract

About the Role

Job Summary:
The Teacher Assistant will provide support to the lead teacher in creating a positive and enriching learning environment for students outside of regular school hours, and to help students achieve academic and total health success.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the lead teacher in planning and implementing lessons or activities that align with students' academic needs and interests.
Help create a safe and positive learning environment for students.
Assist with the supervision of students and ensure their safety during all activities.
Provide individual or small group instruction and tutoring to students who need academic support.
Help students develop study and organizational skills.
Assist the lead teacher in managing classroom behavior and discipline.
Help monitor and document student progress and communicate this information to parents and school staff.
Attend regular meetings with the lead teacher and other after school program staff to plan and coordinate activities.
Help with administrative tasks, such as taking attendance and keeping records.
Assist with the preparation and organization of materials and equipment for activities

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the Employer.

Work Environment/Conditions
30 hours per week during the summer. Summer Hours: Mon – Friday, core hours 8am – 5pm
Ability to stand, sit, and move around for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Ability to lift over 25 lbs with assistance.
Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain.
Must pass a criminal background check and a child abuse clearance.

Salary Range: $14/hour

The WAY Center is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to complete the application process or perform the essential functions of the job, please contact The Way Center team at

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


  • Must meet the minimum age requirement (Summer - 16+. Fall Program 18+)

  • 2 years experience teaching students in a classroom or tutoring setting. 

  • Maintain professional rapport with teacher, students, staff, students and families.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with their students and teach them the concepts they need to understand. This involves being able to explain complex ideas in a clear and concise manner, using different teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students, and being patient and supportive as students work through difficult concepts.

  • Must be able to adapt to the needs of their students and be flexible in their teaching approach. This may involve adjusting their teaching style to match the learning style of individual students, working with students at different skill levels, and being open to feedback from students and parents.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.

  • Must possess a range of personal qualities, including patience, flexibility, creativity, and a passion for education.

  • They must be able to work effectively with a diverse range of students, and be committed to helping all students achieve their full potential.

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