Special Education Life Skills Instructional Assistant

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Job Announcement – July 14, 2020
Special Education Life Skills Instructional Assistant

The positions of Special Education Life Skills Instructional Assistant will be available at East Central High School for the 2020-2021 school year.  All individuals (district employees included) who are interested in these positions must apply online through Frontline via the district website. The deadline for submitting an application is 4:00 p.m., July 24, 2020, or until the position is filled.

Primary Purpose:  Help special education teacher provide for the physical and instructional needs of students with disabilities in programs, including self-help, behavior management, and instruction programs.  Work under the general supervision of the principal and immediate direction of a certified teacher.


  1. Release the teacher from routine tasks and participate in selecting, planning, organizing, evaluating, and supervising classroom activities, bus duty, and lunchroom duty as needed.
  2. Assist teacher in instructional media preparation and usage.
  3. Participate in community-based instruction trips.
  4. Assist students, when necessary, in classroom settings outside the Life Skills classroom.
  5. Attend to the physical needs of students when necessary, including assistance with feeding and toileting needs.
  6. Must perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Note:  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  Each applicant’s resume, application, and other available information will be considered in the screening process.  Only those persons currently meeting all of the minimum requirements will be considered.


High school diploma or GED
48 college hours with some emphasis on child growth or development or related area or Treasuring our Paraprofessional   certificate
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Experience related to working with students
Desire to work with students with severe disabilities
Perform duties with minimum supervision

EQUIPMENT USED:  Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment; other specialized and adaptive equipment used by students

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:  Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions.  Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling, carrying, and running.  Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional heavy lifting (45 pounds or over) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting non-ambulatory students, and lifting and moving adaptive and other classroom equipment.  Work inside and outside (exposure to the sun, heat, cold and inclement weather); exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards.

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT:  187 day-basis
SALARY:  Paraprofessional Pay Grade 204

Roland Toscano,
Superintendent of Schools

•An Equal Opportunity Employer•

Posted By

East Central ISD

7173 Farm to Market Road 1628, San Antonio, TX 78263
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558