Sep 15, 2021

Instructional Assistant - Substitutes-Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School

  • TrulyHired
  • Foster, RI, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

Foster School Department
Job Description
POSITION:Substitute K-5 Classroom Instructional Teacher Assistant
REPORT TO: Building Principal and Classroom Teacher
FUNCTION:To work as part of an instructional team along with teachers and related services personnel, as well as assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of academic and social/behavioral activities to ensure high levels of learning and performance for students consistent with the mission of the district and goals of the school.

SALARY:As Per Non-Certified Contract


Provide individual and small group instruction, as required, using a variety of appropriate instructional strategies, techniques and language that are developed, directed, and supervised by teachers and other professional staff to support student's needs as deemed appropriate by the instructional team.
Gather, maintain and monitor data about progress, achievement, and behavior of individual students.
Identify behaviors and cognitive processing that interfere with learning and implement strategies to prevent and/or support positive social and academic behaviors.
Provide, as needed, safe and therapeutic Crisis Intervention, including the accurate completion of all required documentation and follow-up activities.
Assist the teacher in creating a climate of acceptance in facilitating social/emotional needs of a diverse learning population (promoting friendships, reducing bullying, etc.).
Assist the teacher in providing instruction in academic and interpersonal skills in school and community settings.
Assist the teacher in planning, modification, and implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment within the classroom and the expanded school environment with diverse academic needs related to meeting grade level standards.
Review instructional plans prior to leading individual or group instruction.
Use basic and student specific educational technology and assist students with the use of technology.
Reinforce and foster identified opportunities to generalize skills within the classroom and expanded school environment.
Support teacher(s) with tasks such as copying, filing, and producing classroom/school materials.
Participate as a collaborative team member including the attendance at meetings beyond the school day if needed.
Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of positive social, emotional, physical, and academic skills.
Provide, if needed, instructional and/or physical assistance in personal care routines (including toileting, hygiene and dressing).
Supervise students as needed before and after school and during lunch and recess.
Maintain confidentiality of students and supports the teacher as the primary, but not only, contact for communication with families and others directly involved in that student's education.
Exhibit attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, dependability, and professional ethics.
Use a cooperative approach by working as an effective team member (sharing strategies, techniques and materials).
Use effective communication skills with students, colleagues, families and related agencies (spoken, written and non-verbal).
Participate in ongoing professional development specific to student/classroom needs.
Perform the functions of the position in accordance with the RI Professional Code of Conduct.
Perform the functions of the position in accordance with all laws, regulations, school district policies, mission of the district, school-based plans, and administrative priorities.
Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the classroom teacher, school and district administrators.


Associates Degree Preferred
Appropriate certification as a Teacher Assistant through RIDE;
Evidence of knowledge and skills necessary to perform the functions of the position;
Evidence of knowledge and/or implementation of instructional/behavioral strategies, materials and/or technologies;
Evidence of on-going professional development and training that may include the use of adaptive instructional and assessment materials;
Demonstrated ability to effectively learn new strategies, techniques, and technologies;
Ability to occasionally lift or restrain student if needed;
Effective written and oral communication skills;
Be of good character;
Training in the use of software, instructional and assessment materials used within the classrooms;
And/or any combination of education, experience, and knowledge and skills deemed substantially equivalent by the school committee or designee to those listed above.
The intent of the job description is to provide a representative sample of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required for this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of this or any particular position.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
Equal Opportunity Employer
Foster-Glocester Regional Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • QBS Trained/preferred or training available
    flexibility and a team player
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required
Application Questions
There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Kim Soares , Admin Assistant
  • 160 Foster Center Road
  • Foster, Rhode Island 02857

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