Jul 01, 2020

Instructional Assistant

  • TrulyHired
  • Akron, OH, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Instructional Assistant CALENDAR: School/Teacher

REPORTS TO: School Director FLSA: Hourly/Non-Exempt

JOB GOAL : To provide the students under his/her direct supervision a quality educational program, which is appropriate for the assigned students, that meets their ability and appropriate for the subject and growth, and personal characteristics.

Two years of study at an institution of higher education (48 semester or 72 quarter hours), an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education, or passing the Praxis II test for ParaprofessionalsObtain and maintain Educational Aide permit though Ohio Department of EducationAppropriate criminal records check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and Federal Bureau of InvestigationMeet all health requirements as mandated by lawDemonstrate evidence of strong organizational and communication skills Must be able to maintain confidentiality of student records and school business


The Instructional Assistant works as a teacher's aide, assisting with lesson delivery, managing materials, supporting behavior management, and tutoring individuals or groups of children.

Teach social skills/social thinking and model appropriate behaviors for students such as: patience, persistence, and self-controlSupervise students during transition time, lunch recess, bus duty, dismissal, assemblies, field trips, speakersMaintain observation records as directed by teachers/administrationProvide accurate and timely information as requested by teacher/administrationReport dangerous behaviors/environments to school director or administration immediatelyReport any suspicion of child abuse and neglect through proper channelsProvides instructor with input regarding student behavior, academic performance and IEP progressCommunicate student concerns with teacher/staff as neededProctor during student assessmentParticipate in appropriate staff development activities to provide for professional growthMust be available to participate in after-school functions such as open houses, conferences or meetingsParticipate in Summer Camp Program, which may require day, evening and/or overnight participation. [Summit Academy students may be participating in a day camp or residential camp program. This program needs to be staffed with Summit Academy employees.]Assist teacher/school director in maintaining a clean and safe school environmentPerform any other task or activity as directed by administration

Instructional Skills/Abilities

In the area of instructional skills and ability, an Instructional Aide shall:

  • Participate in creating an inviting learning environment
  • Encourage proper care and usage of equipment, furnishings and materials
  • Be receptive to new ideas
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate correct use of the written and spoken word
  • Teach social thinking and social skills to students
  • Assist teacher in the implementation of instructional activities
  • Assist teacher in securing materials and equipment

Classroom Management

In the area of classroom management, an Instructional Aide shall:
  • Establish and maintain positive rapport with people
  • Uphold school rules
  • Implement PBIS Behavior System
  • Track Student Behavior
  • maintain a positive classroom environment

Professional Attitude and Relationships

In the areas of professional relationships, an Instructional Aide shall:
  • have the ability to interact in a professional manner with Summit Academy staff
  • have the ability to effectively work with colleagues in a professional manner
  • demonstrate evidence of a positive attitude towards:
    • Colleagues, students, parents/guardians, special service personnel, support staff, administrators, and visitors/public
Personal Characteristics

In the area of personal characteristics, an Instructional Aide shall:
  • Maintain professional behavior
  • Dress professionally

All other responsibilities as set forth by the School Director and CEO of Summit Academy Management.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • Sara Scherbinski
  • 2791 Mogadore Rd
  • Akron, Ohio 44312

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