Primary School Teaching Assistant

Holy Spirit Episcopal School
Houston, TX United States

Position Title:                         Primary School Teaching Assistant

Reports To:                             Head of Primary School

Work Hours:                          7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Work Calendar:                     School Year (Blackout dates may apply)

The Primary School Teaching Assistant is responsible for providing support to the school’s instructional program under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the classroom.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides appropriate classroom supervision of the children, guiding and redirecting their behavior as needed.
  • Demonstrates working understanding of the planned daily curriculum and class schedule.
  • Reinforces lessons presented by teacher such as working one-to-one with students or in small groups,
  • Willingness to learn and support the implementation of current educational programs utilized at HSES including but not limited to Rice Early Literacy practices, Handwriting Without Tears, Bridges in Mathematics, and Conscious Discipline.
  • Sets up and cleans up materials or supplies utilized for lessons/instruction.
  • Assumes carpool duties in the morning and afternoon.
  • Supervises lunch period, recess, and restroom breaks.
  • Escorts students to and stays in ancillary classes.
  • Assists students with toileting needs and personal hygiene, as needed
  • Sorts student work and prepares take-home folders.
  • Assists with documentation, creation and maintenance of student work.
  • Maintains technology skills in keeping with the vision of the school.
  • Participates in all recommended training programs and conferences.


  • Experience working with young children, preferably in an independent school setting
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with colleagues, parents, and students

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
  • Physical agility: lift up to 30 pounds, stoop, bend, kneel, stand, walk, reach and sit on the floor.

Contact Information

Interested candidates may complete the application located here. Once complete, please email application, background check form, and current resume to