86-Teachers? aides

Job Title: 

Teachers? aides

Job Description: 

Provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad based supervision. In some instances may require specialist skill development and supervision by qualified teachers to address specific student circumstances.


A teacher aide helps a full-time teacher with many of their responsibilities. Also known as a teaching assistant, these individuals work with the teacher to help with administrative and non-administrative responsibilities. They spend most of their day helping in the classroom with whatever the teacher requires. Oftentimes they help students with their assignments so the teacher can focus on other issues such as creating lesson plans.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • demonstrating, supervising and participating in activities that enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschools
  • preparing indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities
  • assisting children with intellectual, physical, behavioural and other learning difficulties with their studies
  • assisting children individually to learn social skills
  • assisting with preparing teaching materials, and copying and collating written and printed material
  • operating audio-visual equipment, computers and other teaching aides
  • distributing and collecting lesson material

Knowledge of human development

  • Knowledge of challenges and issues related to young people with physical needs
  • Knowledge of causes and common effects of physical disability
  • Knowledge of causes and associated conditions related to intellectual disability
  • Knowledge of ethical guidelines for working with young people who have special education needs
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques to gain information in an interactive situation
  • Knowledge of research for resource and curriculum development
  • Knowledge of programmes to develop reading skills
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques to effect behavioural change in young people with challenging behaviour in education settings
  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team
  • Sound organizational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students
  • Using of proprietary and general educational software applications and management information systems
  • Actively looking for ways to help people
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Flexibility to work effectively in a variety of situations and adapt to new ways of doing things
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience including understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Team work or individual - job may require him/her to work alone or in conjunction with other support or related personnel
  • Work Context: 

    Teachers? aides work?s closely with teachers, developing and obtaining resources, setting up and operating equipment, undertaking administrative duties, supervising students and participating in teaching activities under the direction of a teacher.


    Secondary School Certificate, Diploma in Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education or related field, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Education Council, General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, Star Security Company, Ministry of education

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Pre-school assistant - Teacher?s assistant
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Education assistant - School learning support officer - Language worker - Education assistant (special needs) - Integration aide - Literacy worker - Teacher aide - Education support worker - School services officer - Support worker (working with children with disabilities) - Home tutor - Homeland teaching assistant

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Government, public administration and education services
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi