Instructional Assistant - Special Ed

Posted 2 years ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional Support


Fingerprint/Background Clearance AA Degree or 60 College Credits or State Para-Pro Test verification along with High School diploma or GED.

Assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of special needs student in the general education or special education classroom, as well as on campus setting; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior during non-classroom time; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and assisting with IEP meetings. Participates in the MIPS (Medicaid in the Public Schools) program as directed.

First Aid, CPR and CPI Certification will be provided

Instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT Nine-month contract.  6.5  hours per day
SALARY  Salary as determined by classified Salary Schedule as approved by the GUHSD Governing Board.
SUMMARY Performs any combination of the following instructional tasks in the classroom to assist the teacher in achieving instructional objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Maintains punctual and regular attendance.
2. Displays appropriate personal appearance.
3. Performs instructional activities as directed by the teacher including the following:

a)  small group and/or individual instruction to reinforce learning of material or skills.
b)  assessment and documentation of student progress.
c)  assist in preparing instructional materials and other clerical activities as requested by teacher.
d)  communicates observations regarding student achievement to the teacher.
4.  Performs student management activities as directed by the teacher including: 

a)  implement appropriate behavior management strategies as directed by the teacher and the student's IEP.
b)  assessment and documentation of student behavioral progress.
c)  communicates observations regarding student behavior to the teacher.
5.  Performs or assists with activities of daily living as directed by the teacher or the school nurse including the following:

a)  Assists with student personal care needs under the direction of the teacher, therapist, and/or school nurse, i.e., change of clothes, feeding, toileting, transfers, catheterizations including special procedures as directed by the student's health care source.
b)  Monitors student and document daily responses or conditions per flow sheets when indicated in the student's IEP or health plan.
c)  Communicates any symptoms or situations that may result in infection or student injury to the school nurse.
6.  Performs or assists with vocational activities as directed by the teacher.
a)  Transports students in district vehicles for student activities and work experience.
b)  Provides supervision of work experience and community integration as indicated in the student's IEP.
7. Provides information and help to any substitute teacher in the absence of the regular teacher.
8. Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students.
9. Maintains cooperative relations with others.
10. Orients the regular teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student. Documents and reports incidents of violations of school rules or abuse to or by the students.
11. Assists in communicating to parents regarding school issues an activities, such as field trips and Special Olympics.
12. Participates in the MIPS (Medicaid in the Public Schools) program as directed.
13. Performs other duties as directed by the teacher or administrator.
 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES   Supervises students in various situations
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent.  Ability to learn special methods and procedures for dealing with handicapped students in the areas of EH, EMH, TMH, PH, or combination including these categories.  Physical strength to lift students, as necessary. Ability to understand subject content and assist teacher in reaching students' goals and objectives. Demonstrated aptitude for the work to be performed.  Computer skills necessary to use word processing and Micrograde software. Training in CPR and first aid recommended. A.A. degree or 60 college credits or a passing score on the District-administered academic skills test is recommended. Employment/education history which reflects punctual and regular attendance. Such alternatives to these qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of school system.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Valid driver's license
Standard First Aid and Adult CPR - provided by the District upon employment
EVALUATION  Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Governing Board  policy on evaluation of classified personnel.

Posted By

Glendale Union High School District 205

4508 West Northern Avenue , Glendale, AZ 85301

At the following locations

Thunderbird High School

1750 West Thunderbird Road , Phoenix, AZ 85023