May 11, 2020

Instructional Assistant II (Life Skills)- Tolleson H.S. (2019-20 SY)

  • TrulyHired
  • Tolleson, AZ, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Hourly salary range: $13.24 - $14.91

Contract months: 9

Salary Grade: 10

Hours per day: 7

(This position includes working with students with emotional disabilities).

Purpose Statement
The job of Instructional Assistant II / (Life Skills) is done for the purpose/s of assisting in the special health
needs of severely disabled students; students ages 14 to 22 years old, under the supervision of a certificated
teacher; observing and documenting student care.

Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the
purpose of providing an opportunity for all special education students (ages 13 to 22 years old) to
participate in classroom activities.

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of
their work activities.

Assists special education students (e.g. behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) for
the purpose of implementing goals and ensuring students success.

Assists special needs students one on one with classroom and daily living skills (e.g. meeting/delivering
student to bus, toileting, diapering, feeding, changing, positioning, etc.) for the purpose of creating a
positive plan of action to address specific student issues and allowing students to function in a school

Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying
information relative to job functions.

Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students for the purpose of assisting in meeting
special education students needs and providing a consistent environment.

Implements daily living instructions assigned by a teacher for individuals or small groups (e.g. hand
over hand cooking, arts, crafts, physical education, etc.) for the purpose of meeting learning goals, as
described by an IEP and/or district benchmarks.

Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials,
checking papers, attendance, laundry clothing, audio visual equipment, set up projects, behavior point
sheets, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.

Monitors special education student(s) (e.g. physical education, locker room, classroom, field trips,
overnight special events, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. correcting papers, copying, instructional materials,
etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in providing necessary records/materials.

Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) for the purpose of resolving
immediate safety concerns.

Works closely with teachers and staff as appropriate for the purpose of assisting in evaluating special
education student progress, implementing IEP objectives, and identifying resources available.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in
order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using
pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or
ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present
information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific
knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: instructional procedures
and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution;
and stages of child development/ behavior
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and consider a number of factors
when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of
circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a
variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or
groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with
others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with
data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited
to moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality;
working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading,
guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. There is a continual
opportunity to significantly impact the Organization's services.

Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical
demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing;
frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally
the job requires 10% sitting, 60% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under some
hazardous conditions and in a clean atmosphere.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Required Testing: Pre-employment Proficiency Test or AA Degree or 60 college credits or pass the Parapro Test.
Certificates & Licenses: None Specified
Clearances: Criminal Justice / Fingerprint Clearance

TB Clearance

Continuing Educ. / Training: None Specified

The following policies have been adopted and are reflected in our employment practices:
This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, creed, age, gender or disability.
This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons who may need some
accommodation in the hiring process should contact the personnel office.
This organization is a drug and tobacco free workplace.
This organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of
a legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Life Skills
Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Contact Information
  • Michael Stewart
  • 9419 W Van Buren St
  • Tolleson, Arizona 85353

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