Elementary Instructional Assistant Special Education

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Start Date


  • Internal Transfer Deadline: May 27, 2020

TITLE:  Instructional Assistant (including Preschool, Title I and Special Education)  (Level I, II, III)
  1. Education:
    1. Level I:  High School diploma or GED
    2. Level II:  Minimum of 48 earned college credit hours or completion of an Associate’s degree OR Level I plus 50 hours of District approved professional learning above the District required 24 professional development hours per year
    3. Level III:  Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Title I Instructional Assistant only:   Meet a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic assessment, such as, but not limited to, passage of the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment (KPA)
    1. Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics; or
    2. Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing reading, readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate
  3. Preschool and Special Education Instructional Assistants must pass the district Job Placement Analysis (JPA) testing protocol
  4. Demonstrated aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, parents and the community
REPORTS TO:  Principal and assigned supervising teacher
JOB GOAL:  To provide a well-organized, smoothly functional class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials
  1. Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain records of student progress
  2. Participate as member of an instructional team including remediation teams; develop appropriate relationships with parents and team members; serve as a resource person to the student personnel evaluation team if required
  3. Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and record test information; read, understand and assist in implementing, recording and monitoring student's IEP as necessary
  4. Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with lab work as necessary
  5. Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records
  6. Provide support to the teacher by setting up work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies
  7. Implement strategies and procedures developed by teachers to maintain safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environments
  8. Implement strategies that promote the student’s independence across all relevant educational settings
  9. Based on program and student needs, assist teachers and related service professionals in carrying out tube feeding, catheterization, toileting, diapering (including lifting), administering medication, feeding, positioning and other health related procedures required by students who have special health care needs, and maintain appropriate records of these activities
  10. Assures the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations including de-escalation techniques. May require annual training and re-certification in safe crisis management
  11. Reads to students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms of oral communication with students
  12. Helps student’s master instructional content assigned by teacher
  13. Assists with lunch, snack, and cleanup routines, as appropriate
  14. Assists with wash-up and toilet routines, as appropriate
  15. Helps students with organization and management of materials
  16. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes
  17. Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  18. Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned
  19. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, structured activity time, and field trips
  20. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
  21. Maintain regular attendance
  • Days per fiscal year: 
    • Instructional Assistant (including Title I and Special Education):  185 days
    • Preschool Instructional Assistant:  170 days
  • Salary Schedule:
    • Level I:    G2 on Classified Position Index
    • LEVEL II:    G5 on Classified Position Index
    • LEVEL III:   G10 on Classified Position Index
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status:  Non-exempt
EVALUATION:  Performance of the position will be evaluated annually by Principal in collaboration with supervising teacher

Posted By

Kenton County School District

1055 Eaton Dr, Fort Wright, KY 41017
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,852 (USD)

State Average: $10,394 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 525