Teacher Aides

Whether you’re serving a meal, driving a bus, cleaning a hallway, or greeting our visitors with a smile – when you join our team, you can be proud to know you’re making an impact on the lives of children, and on your community.

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What We Offer
What We Offer
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What is a teacher aide? 

Teacher aides can support classroom teachers by helping with clerical work, monitoring lunch and recess, and many other important tasks that keep our buildings running and our students learning. 

The minimum qualifications to become a teacher aide at the Monticello Central School District are: 

(A) Graduation from High School or possession of an equivalency
diploma; or
(B) Two (2) years of experience in a recreational field, arts and crafts field,
in working with children, or in related activities.

Teacher aide positions are non-competitive civil service positions.

Aside from the minimum qualifications, applicants should have a positive attitude, be dependable, enjoy working as part of a team, have great communication and problem-solving skills, and demonstrate respect and consideration for others. 

What we offer*

  • Excellent health benefits
  • Option to join the New York State Retirement System
  • Generous vacation and time off
  • Employee Assistance Program, including wellness, coaching, counseling, legal assistance, financial planning resources and more

Not looking for a commitment? Just want to pick up an extra shift here and there? Apply to be a substitute teacher aide!

Choose your own schedule as a substitute! Substitute workers enjoy the flexibility to choose their own schedule and may work as little or as much as they choose (based upon available shifts). Their schedule follows the schedule of the school district, making it a great choice for parents of MCSD students, retirees or anyone who is looking for a rewarding and flexible job.

The Monticello School District maintains a master list of substitute teachers, teaching assistants, teacher aides, monitors, typists, registered nurses and food service workers. This list is used by each of the schools to contact substitutes when a regular employee is absent. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the district’s job application platform.

*Exact benefits vary by position – substitute positions do not receive health benefits or paid time off. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

Why Monticello?

Find out from the experts – our employees:

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“The people I work with are like family. We are friendly, we work as a team. I love seeing the students’ faces every morning — they’re excited to come to school,” – Virginia Mejia, Teacher Aide 

The Application Process

Interested in joining our team? The district uses the TalentEd portal to manage the application process. 

Step 1: 

Visit the TalentEd portal to browse and search for vacant positions

Step 2:

Click on the “apply” button to the right of the position you wish to apply to. 

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Step 3:

Click on “Create New Account and Apply”

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Step 4: 

Fill in the fields with your information to create your account. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you can then apply for jobs in the system. 

Need help with applying? Visit the TalentEd help section for assistance in troubleshooting common issues. If you cannot resolve your issue after consulting the help section, contact HR@k12mcsd.net for assistance or call 845-794-7700, ext. 70541