Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant- Montessori Classroom PAY GRADE: 30

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist the lead teacher in establishing and maintaining a Montessori classroom culture. Supervise
students in the classroom, outdoor environment, cafeteria, hallways and playground. Observe and keep
records on students’ individual progress. Participate in on-going Montessori training.

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 (preferred)
3. One (1) year of experience working with children (preferred)
4. Ability to participate in district paid Montessori Instructional Assistant training prior to start of
school year.
5. Fingerprint Clearance Card
6. Evidence of TB skin test performed within two (2) years of hire and repeated every 2 years
thereafter (other immunizations may be required at time of hire)

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 functions and tasks performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist teacher during class time, by redirecting children and aiding children who need help.
- Work with the teacher to prepare the environment each morning.
- Maintain order and cleanliness of the environment daily.
- Help children to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect, using models of behavior and
intervention demonstrated by the teacher.
- Help teacher to make materials and plan activities.
- Work with the teacher to learn about philosophy of Montessori to further understand the goals of
the class and the school.
- Attend open houses and trainings as directed.
- Monitor and supervise students in classroom, outdoor environment, cafeteria, hallways and
playground settings.
- 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 methods and techniques
? Knowledge of District policies and procedures affecting assigned work
? Knowledge of District behavior modification program
? Knowledge of reading readiness skills and strategies
? Knowledge of testing procedures and State standards
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 11/17 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant- Montessori Classroom PAY GRADE: 30

? 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 in maintaining confidential files and records
? Skill in administering tests
? 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.

REPORTS TO:
Teacher and/or Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A

Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 11/17 PSPC

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