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Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants

NOC: 6472

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants

This profile is based on interviews with those working in the field across Canada and confirmed through consultation with industry experts across the country.

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 1

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants help elementary and secondary school teachers and counsellors.

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 2

Elementary and Secondary School Teachers are employed in public and private elementary and secondary schools.

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 3

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants do the following things when working with students

  • sit
  • crouch
  • stand
  • move around the classroom
  • drive

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants may

  • bend
  • stoop
  • participate in sports and outdoor activities
  • perform physical therapy exercises

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 4

The Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants should enjoy working with children and must be

  • caring
  • sensitive
  • creative
  • organized
  • gentle
  • patient

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 5

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Communication
  • Thinking Skills – Problem Solving

Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants 6

Changes in the economy and technology may affect the work of Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants.

Reduced funding may lead to Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants becoming more involved with teaching students.

Computers will become more important for teaching, with ongoing learning of new computer skills.