Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

Instructional Assistant -
TITLE: PAY GRADE: 30
English Language Learning

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist teachers by performing activities in support of the classroom. Supervise students in various
settings including classroom, cafeteria, hallways and playground. Assist student with reading,
mathematics and other subjects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Associate degree, or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university or a passing score
on the ParaPro Assessment (required)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist teachers with classroom duties by making copies, filing paperwork, working with students.
- Monitor and supervise students in classroom, playground and cafeteria settings.
- Prepare instructional materials, making visual aids, and photocopying.
- Prepare workstations or learning centers for children to work on daily lessons.
- Assist student with learning reading, writing and mathematics skills.
- Assess student needs and provide appropriate help.
- Meet with teachers to ensure lessons are appropriate for student.
- Organize and maintain teaching materials.
- Organize and file student work and plan for daily activities.
- Oversee class as required in teacher’s absence.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of early childhood or adolescent learning
? Knowledge of district policies and procedures affecting assigned work
? Skill assisting teachers with student learning
? Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill utilizing classroom supplies and equipment
? Ability to work with culturally diverse students

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Generally an indoor classroom setting
Position is exposed to infectious disease

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Prepared: 7/08
Revised: Spring 2012 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

Instructional Assistant -
TITLE: PAY GRADE: 30
English Language Learning

Requires the ability to lift up to 25 lbs. infrequently

REPORTS TO:
Teacher and/or Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 7/08
Revised: Spring 2012 PSPC

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