Jan 13, 2024

Special Education Instructional Assistant/Aide

  • TrulyHired
  • Somerset, KY, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION: Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual(s) or small groups; monitor and report student progress.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Instructional Assistant/Aide incumbents assist a certified teacher by performing a variety of support functions in a regular classroom setting. Instructional Assistants/Aides incumbents work within a complex program typically requiring additional skills and characterized by increased independence of action.


*Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by a teacher; maintain records of student progress;

*Participate as a 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 necessary.

*Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation fo 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.

*Perform related duties as assigned.


Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and some experience in working with children in an organized setting. Obtain an official college transcript from an accredited college with 64 college hours or pass the Kentucky Para-educators Exam.

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