Teaching Assistant/Tester in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Based Initiatives is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.


Administers ESL/Citizenship testing to adult learners enrolled in the Citizenship classes. Assists the Citizenship Coordinator with making sure all students are pre and post-tested and works with students to provide support where needed in order to increase retention. Assists with data entry and attendance. The position is approximately 8-14 hours per week. The position requires travel to centers (East Aldine, Gulfton-Sharpstown, Cleveland-Ripley, Ripley House) 


  • Administers BEST Plus 2.0 testing and Civics Competency test for incoming and exiting participants
  • Supports Citizenship Coordinator with data entry of participants, including attendance, entering scores, and enrolling students
  • Supports with Citizenship class study groups
  • Supports with calling students about upcoming class registrations, class cancellations, or participant absences
  • Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of management
  • If applicant is not already Best PLUS (2.0) certified, agency will require certification within four weeks of start date
  • Other duties as assigned




Job Requirements


High school diploma or equivalency


Entry level; 1+ years relevant experience preferred. Best PLUS (2.0) Certification Preferred.


  • Excellent customer service.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate and proficient in use of Windows, Excel, MS Word.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends as needed.


Proficient in Windows, Excel, MS Word