Jan 13, 2024

K-5 Instructional Assistant (2023-2024) Temporary through 6/13/2024

  • TrulyHired
  • Burlington, NC, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

POSITION TITLE
Instructional Assistant Temporary through 6/13/2024
SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Assigned school/classroom(s)

SALARY

Salary Grade 56

FLSA STATUS

Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO

Assigned Teacher/Principal

SUPERVISES

None

WORK WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday

WORK HOURS

40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR

10

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Instructional Assistant performs a variety of technical and clerical tasks in assisting a teacher. The Instructional Assistant may be requested to perform a wide range of tasks in order to support thIe efforts of the lead teacher, meet the needs of all students, assist with providing a secure testing environment as assigned, and ensure the provision of quality instruction for all students. In addition, the Instructional Assistant provides one-on-one assistance with academics and behavioral problems, may lead small group activities, and may be assigned to EC classes to provide appropriate assistance. The Instructional Assistant also assists the lead teacher with general housekeeping and clerical duties as needed. All duties listed under "Essential Duties" are at the request of, or under the direction of, the teacher to whom the Instructional Assistant is assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum Experience/Requirements: Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) hold at least an Associate's Degree, 2) 48-semester hours of transferable college coursework, or 3) have 96-contact hours of college coursework plus passing scores on the WorkKeys test.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students, particularly when student is participating in an inclusive activity
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment
  • Ability to perform general clerical duties
  • Ability to maintain order and discipline in a classroom
  • Ability to operate common office machines
  • Ability to serve as a testing proctor as requested
  • Ability to maintain basic files and records
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to speak English clearly in order to be understood by students
  • Ability to exhibit empathy and patience especially with younger children and children with special needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 48 hours of college level coursework with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two (2) to five (5) years serving as a classroom teacher assistant
  • Training in dealing with students with special needs
  • Spanish Speaking
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist teacher(s) with executing instruction and evaluating its effectiveness Constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students Monitor student attitudes and encourage self-esteem Assist students with becoming increasingly independent Monitor student behavior and helps maintain discipline in the classroom Record time out and in class suspension Assist with crisis prevention; restrain students appropriately and as trained, as needed Assist students with learning; reinforce and clarify instructions as permitted Conduct short sessions on improving study skills Provides one-on-one assistance as needed Maintain standardized records and documentation concerning the progress of students Perform general housekeeping duties associated with maintaining an orderly classroom Perform minor repair and maintenance tasks related to school equipment Perform various clerical duties as needed Maintain records of student progress as instructed by the teacher Develop and file incident reports Assist teacher with grading student papers and scoring tests as requested Serve as a test proctor as directed Check daily attendance Develop classroom display and instructional materials Maintain and operate audiovisual equipment Feed students, when necessary; toilet students, if needed; and assist with any other task's students are not able to perform for themselves Participates in staff development workshops and staff meetings as required Perform other duties as assigned by the Teacher and/or the Principal or Principal's Designee

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