Job Description


CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - Early Literacy and Regular Classroom


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.


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 (preferred).
3. One (1) year of experience working with children (preferred).
4. Arizona State Identity Verified (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
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.)


* Assists teacher with instruction, creation of classroom materials and classroom set up.
* Works with students on a variety of subjects, in one-on-one or small group instruction.
* Monitor and supervise students in classroom, playground and cafeteria settings; utilize District
behavior modification program as needed.
* Prepare instructional materials and visual aids; photo copies materials and documents.
* Prepare workstations or learning centers for children to work on daily lessons.
* Assist students with learning reading, writing and math skills (may provide assistance in one contact
area based on grant/funding).
* Assist in administering District and State tests.
* Assess student needs and modify lessons to provide appropriate help; document student progress.
* Collaborate with teachers to ensure lessons are appropriate for student.
* Organize and maintain teaching materials.
* Organize and file student work; plan for daily activities to meet specific needs of each child.
* May oversee class as required in teacher’s absence.
* Attend educational training as required.
* Perform other duties as assigned.


* 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.
* Knowledge of testing procedures and State standards.
* 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.
* Skill administering tests.
* Ability to work with culturally diverse students.


Generally an indoor classroom setting
Position is exposed to infectious disease


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


REPORTS TO: Principal

EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation


PREPARED: July 2008

REVISED: May 2023

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