Autism Instructional Assistant (AIA)

Job | Posted 9 days ago


Salary: $18.84 per hour

Hours: 7 hours per day (Monday - Friday)

Calendar: August 26, 2020 - May 20, 2021


  • Insurance: Health• Dental • Vision 
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Pay dates on the 15th and 30th
  • Summers off 
Employment contingent upon:
Successful completion and passing of the POET Physical Abilities Screening

Assist in the supervison, care and instruction of students with Autism. Entry skills should be 2+ years of experience in an autism classroom or in an autism clinic, able to implement and describe a variety of autism specific teaching strategies, comfortable with multiple types of data collection, and understand the principles of applied behavior analysis.

Purpose Statement

The job of Autism Instructional Assistant was established for the purpose/s of providing intensive support to the
instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and
instruction of autistic students; observing and documenting student progress; and implementing plans for instruction.
Autism Instructional Assistant

Essential Functions
Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the
purpose of supporting and reinforcing IEP goals and objectives.

Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, and parents (e.g. teachers,
parents, counselors and/or participates in IEP meetings, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress
and/or implementing IEP objectives.

Implements, under the supervision of assigned teachers, behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students for
the purpose of supporting and promoting appropriate behavior and reducing interfering behavior.

Maintains instructional materials, files/records and/or classroom equipment for the purpose of ensuring the
availability of items.

Models appropriate social behavior (e.g. conversation, interpersonal skills, adaptive skills, etc.) for the purpose of
demonstrating effective life and social skills.

Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. lunch, bus stops,
playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, kitchen, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a
safe and positive learning environment.

Participates in the implementation of IEP goals for the purpose of - meeting IEP goals and/or district benchmarks.

Provides instruction to students under direction of the assigned teacher (e.g. math, science, behavioral skills, daily
living skills, verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of implementing IEP goals and ensuring student success.

Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.

Other Functions
Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of
acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the
work unit.

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to
meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software
applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed
formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict
resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is
required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar
processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of
individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem
solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent
interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities;
communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with
constant interruptions.

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or
coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may
be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Work Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling,
crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 50% walking,
and 40% standing.

Job related experience is desired.
Targeted job related education that meets organization’s prerequisite requirements.

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background
Clearance and TB Test

FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade

Notification Statement of Non-discrimination
  • The Olathe Public Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs, activities or employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups to its facilities as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Equal Access Act of 1984 and other relevant state and federal laws as amended. Inquiries regarding compliance with applicable civil rights statutes related to race, ethnicity, gender, age discrimination, sexual orientation, gender identity or equal access may be directed to Staff Counsel, 14160 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone 913-780-7000. All inquiries regarding compliance with applicable statutes regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, 14160 S. Black Bob Rd. Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone 913-780-7000. Interested persons including those with impaired vision or hearing, can also obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons by calling the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services. (03/19)

Posted By

Olathe Unified School District 233

1700 W Sheridan St, Olathe, KS 66061
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,231

% ELL Students


State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%


State Average: 231