Instructional Assistant 52 1:1

Job | Posted a year ago


Position Definition:  The person filling this position will have the responsibility of assisting the classroom teacher in instructing and supervising students.
Relationship:  The Instructional Assistant shall be responsible to the Supervisor of Special Programs and Services.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Associate Degree or Highly Qualified Status, preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated by patience, understanding, and congeniality to effectively work with exceptional learning needs students and staff.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively instruct and work with students.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand basic educational terminology regarding students, programs, roles, and instructional activities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Attends work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, and communicate (vision, hearing, and speech) to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities. 
  • Ability to independently ambulate in and around work areas.
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support.
  • Ability to exhibit appropriate manual dexterity to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to conduct a safety restraint protocol which requires:
a normal degree of flexibility;
the ability to stand, walk, run, and shuffle for at least several minutes; the ability to kneel on one and two knees and then stand up;
the ability to bend the trunk at 45 degrees and twist to either side;
the ability to grasp firmly and raise hands above the head;
the ability to learn and correctly demonstrate multi-step physical skills
Authority:  The Instructional Assistant will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Functions/Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.
  • Assists in teaching responsibilities, working with students individually and in small groups on academic/developmentally-appropriate activities, social interactions, communication, practical life skills, and behavior management. 
  • Monitors students and continues classroom activities if teacher is interrupted and/or involved in other program activities. 
  • Assists in preparing instructional and classroom materials.
  • Collects data for Medical Assistance logs and IEP progress reporting.
  • Performs appropriate lifting, positioning, and transferring techniques in accommodating students’ needs.
  • Monitors/assists students with all personal hygiene/toileting/diapering/ changing of clothes/feeding activities. 
  • Utilizes classroom materials for student activities.
  • Keeps daily attendance records and does clerical work related to classroom programs. 

  • Uses strategies, as directed, to increase student independence.
  • Prepares, distributes, and collects notes to parents. 
  • Operates computer, assistive technology devices, and other technology and equipment. 
  • Assists in keeping inventory and ordering materials from warehousing.
  • Answers telephone.
  • Escorts students to nurse, therapies, general education classes, and activities when necessary. 
  • Supervises and assists with self-help skills, such as feeding or drinking during snack and/or lunch times.
  • Assists in making contacts for community-based activities. 
  • Assists with special projects and programs. 
  • Monitors outdoor and physical activities and assists bus/van loading and unloading. 
  • Uses strategies, equipment, materials, and technologies to accomplish instructional objectives.
  • Uses strategies, as directed, for behavior management.
  • Uses strategies, as directed, to increase the individual’s independence and confidence.
  • Acts as a role model for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  • Exercises objective and prudent judgment.
  • Assists related services staff with the implementation of therapies as needed.


Posted By

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit


At the following locations

PK1.1 Parkland High School

2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. , Allentown, PA 18104

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $16,365

% ELL Students

State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students

State Average: 18%



State Average: 302