Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - Title I PAY GRADE: 30

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)
3. One (1) year experience working with children (preferred)
4. Ability to speak Spanish (preferred)

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 in one-on-one or small group instruction.
- Encourage children in their work.
- Perform behavior management, redirecting negative behaviors as required.
- Modify assignments for student as needed.
- 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.
- Assist teacher with instruction, creation of classroom material and classroom set up.
- Monitor and supervise students in classroom, playground and cafeteria settings.
- Organize and maintain teaching materials.
- Organize and file student work and plan for daily activities.
- Prepare instructional materials, making visual aids, and photocopying.
- Prepare workstations or learning centers for children to work on daily lessons.
- Participates in workshops and trainings.
- 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 monitoring and assisting students
? Skill communicating orally and in writing
? Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill utilizing classroom supplies and equipment
? Ability to work with culturally diverse students

Prepared: 8/12/14
Revised: PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - Title I PAY GRADE: 30

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Generally an indoor classroom setting with outside supervision duties
Position is exposed to infectious disease

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
May lift, pull, push or carry
May require strength and ability to push/pull 30-35 lbs.
Requires the ability to lift up to 25 lbs. infrequently
May stand for a prolonged period of time
May move light weight furniture
Exposure (outside elements)
Physical demands may require assistance from other personnel.

REPORTS TO:
Teacher and/or Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 8/12/14
Revised: PSPC

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