May 11, 2020

Instructional Assistants (Special Education)

  • TrulyHired
  • Nicholasville, KY 40356, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description



LOCAL DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION PLAN

CLASS TITLE: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

BASIC FUNCTION:

Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups; monitors and report student progress.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Instructional Assistant I incumbents assist a certificated teacher by performing a variety of support functions in a regular classroom setting. Instructional Assistant II incumbents work within a complex program typically requiring additional skills and characterized by increased independence of action.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain records of student progress.
  • Participate as member of an instructional team including remediation teams.
  • Prepare and organize lessons as directed by the teacher; administer and score a

    variety of tests according to established guidelines; assist in determining English

    proficiency of identified students.
  • Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and record test information.
  • Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report

    progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with

    lab work as necessary.
  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom

    materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance

    records.
  • Provide support to the teacher by setting up work areas, displays and exhibits,

    operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and

    distributing and collecting paper and supplies.
  • Assist in overseeing students while in labs; provide for supplies inventory as

    necessary.
  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude

    and general guidance.
  • Confer, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet student

    needs.
  • Contact parents of students who are absent; make home visits as necessary.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and

    regulations.
  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring lunchroom and

    playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods

    and field trips.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
  • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
ABILITY TO:
  • Learn child guidance principles and practices.
  • Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities.
  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.
  • Print and write legibly.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to school and program activities.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Monitor, observe and report students behavior according to approved policies and procedures.
  • Operate instructional and office equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma and passing of para-educator exam or 64 college semester hours or teacher certification.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > General Special Education
Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Special Education > Special Education Assistant
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Contact Information
  • Scott Wells
  • 871 Wilmore Rd.
  • Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

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