Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: Instructional Assistant Intermediate

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist teacher with special needs children including bilingual, culturally diverse, resource, preschool,
English Second Language, etc. Modifies or assists in modifying lesson plans to individual student needs.
Works with teachers to overcome student barriers to learning.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED.
2. One (1) year of experience working with children (preferred).
3. State of Arizona Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card.
4. Ability to obtain certification in CPR, and First Aid.
5. Ability to speak Spanish may be preferred for some positions.

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 children in classroom settings.
- Work with student in one-on-one or small group settings to facilitate learning.
- Consult and collaborate with teacher to modify lessons to accommodate child’s needs such as
English-Spanish translation, individualized instruction, etc.
- Prepare class materials for upcoming projects and activities.
- Aid teachers in thematic units.
- Monitor students on playground and in classroom.
- Utilize district behavior modification program as needed.
- Observe students’ development.
- Assist in administering District and State tests.
- Prepare documentation on student progress.
- Organize materials/activities to meet specific needs of each child.
- Copy materials for classroom use and for parent information.
- Consult and collaborate with classroom teacher on progress of students.
- Attend training as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

- Knowledge of early childhood learning methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of district policies and procedures affecting work assignment.
- Knowledge of district behavior modification program.
- Skill monitoring and assisting students.
- Skill communicating orally and in writing.
- Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Ability to work with culturally diverse students.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Generally an indoor classroom setting
Position is exposed to infectious disease

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Lifting
Pulling
Pushing
Standing for a prolonged period of time
Moving light weight furniture
Exposure (outside elements)
This position may require strength ability to push/pull 30-35 lbs.
The above physical demands may require assistance from other personnel.

CATEGORY: Classified

WORK YEAR: 189 Days

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Elementary & Middle School

GRADE: 32

REPORTS TO: Principal

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: March 2000

REVISED: February 2021

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