Instructional Assistant I - Alterative Education Program

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CLASS TITLE:         INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT I

BASIC FUNCTION: 

      Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups; monitors and report student progress.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

      Instructional Assistant I incumbents assist a certificated teacher by performing a variety of support functions in a regular classroom setting.  Instructional Assistant II incumbents work within a complex program typically requiring additional skills and characterized by increased independence of action.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain records of student progress.
  • Participate as member of an instructional team including remediation teams.
  • Prepare and organize lessons as directed by the teacher; administer and score a variety of tests according to established guidelines; assist in determining English proficiency of identified students.
  • Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and record test information.
  • 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.
  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.
  • 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.
  • Assist in overseeing students while in labs; provide for supplies inventory as necessary.
  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.
  • Confer, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.
  • Contact parents of students who are absent; make home visits as necessary.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring lunchroom and playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.
  • Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

      KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
  • Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.

      ABILITY TO:

  • Learn child guidance principles and practices.
  • Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic communities.
  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.
  • Print and write legibly.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to school and program activities.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Monitor, observe and report students behavior according to approved policies and procedures.
  • Operate instructional and office equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

      Any combination equivalent to:  high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and some experience in working with children in an organized setting. 

 

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Lawrence County Schools

100 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, KY 41230