Substitute Instructional Assistant

Job | Posted a year ago


There are current open positions for Substitute Instructional Assistants in Special Education classrooms in Lehigh and Carbon Counties. 

Position Definition:  The person filling this position will have the responsibility of assisting the classroom teacher in instructing and supervising students.

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.

Essential, continued:
  • Assists in the implementation of emergency evacuation drills and procedures.
  • Participates in professional development trainings provided to staff and maintains 20/15 hours of professional development per year.
  • This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform other duties as assigned.    

Posted By

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit


At the following locations

OUT Outside Employees

4210 Independence Drive , Schnecksville, PA 18078

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