Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - CARES Act

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist schools in providing relief, preparation and prevention, and recovery needs and efforts in response
to COVID-19.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED.
2. Arizona State Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
3. One (1) year of experience working with children (preferred).
4. Associate degree, or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university or a passing score on
the ParaPro Assessment (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:

- Monitor and supervise students in classroom transitions, hallways, playgrounds and cafeteria
settings; utilize District behavior modification program as needed.
- Assist with students in the classroom as needed.
- Assists teacher with instruction, creation of classroom materials and classroom set up as needed.
- May work with students on a variety of subjects, in one-on-one or small group instruction.
- May prepare and organize instructional materials and visual aids; photo copies materials and
documents.
- May assist students with learning reading, writing and math skills.
- Organize and maintain teaching materials as needed.
- May oversee class as required in teacher’s absence.
- May attend educational training as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of early childhood or adolescent learning methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of District policies and procedures affecting assigned work.
- Knowledge of District behavior modification program.
- Knowledge of early literacy skills and strategies.
- Skill assisting teachers with student learning.
- Skill monitoring and assisting students.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Skill communicating orally and in writing.
- Skill utilizing classroom supplies and equipment.
- Skill maintaining confidential files and records.
- Ability to work with culturally diverse students.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Generally an indoor classroom setting
Position is exposed to infectious disease

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Position may require climbing, stooping, standing, walking, lifting, keyboarding, talking, hearing, and
eyestrain, with repetitive motions.
Position may require lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying furniture, equipment and supplies weighing up to
25 pounds infrequently.

WORK YEAR: 189 Days

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Elementary & Middle School

GRADE: 30

REPORTS TO: Principal

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: July 2008

REVISED: June 2020

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