Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - Preschool 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. An 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. Fingerprint Clearance Card.
5. Evidence of TB skin test performed within 2 years of hire and repeated every two (2) years
thereafter (other immunizations may be required at time of hire).
6. Food Handler’s Card.
7. Ability to speak fluent Spanish (preferred at some sites).

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:
- Assists teacher with instructions, creation of classroom materials and classroom set up.
- Works with students on a variety of subjects or 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.
- 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, 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
Prepared: 7/08
Revised: 11/17
PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Instructional Assistant - Preschool PAY GRADE: 30

? Knowledge of reading readiness 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 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
30 - 35 pounds infrequently.

REPORTS TO:
Teacher and/or School Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 7/08
Revised: 11/17
PSPC

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