Instructional Assistant, Bilingual / ELL

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Position Title:  Instructional Assistant (IA)
Subject: Bilingual /English Learner (EL)
Location:  Multiple Locations Available

Salary:  $15.00 / Hr
Reports to:  Building Principal / Administrator
Instructional Assistants in Ann Arbor Public Schools create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with pupils; motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation of education in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and establish good relationships with parents and other district staff. Bilingual/EL Instructional Assistants, (IAs) are needed to help support English Learners in a variety of subjects. Bilingual IAs are needed who are fluent in English and one other language. Our greatest needs are Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

?    Possession of current, valid licensing or certification as it applies to this position
?    Certification in the appropriate level and subject is required for teachers
?    Dual or multiple certifications for teachers is preferred
Education & Experience
?    Proof of completion of at least 60 college credit hours, Bachelor's Degree preferred
?    Ability to speak at least one language other than English.
?    Languages needed:

  •  Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

?    Ability to support students with math, science, social studies, vocabulary, concepts, and homework
?    Availability to participate in district-sponsored professional development
?    Willingness to work with students from any language background if the need arises
 Job Responsibilities
?    Work under direct supervision of EL teacher, content area, or grade level teacher in a classroom
?    Provide transition to ELs  using English and/or the student's native language
?    Help beginning ELs  acquire basic English, academic, and cultural skills
?    Help students with grade level and content area assignments and concepts
?    Support the classroom/content area teacher with specific information that will facilitate the academic and cultural progress of the student
?    Communicate with families when asked to do so to help facilitate classroom learning
?    Translate at meetings and conferences when asked to do so by your building administrator
?    Communicate with your supervising teacher on a regular basis
?    Keep accurate records
?    Other duties as assigned

This is position requires regular and reliable attendance on site to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Language Skills
?    Read, write, and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos
?    Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents, students, and administrators
?    Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
Mathematical Skills
?    Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals
?    Demonstrate mastery of whole number, fractions, decimals, and percentages in computations
 Reasoning Ability
?    Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form
?    Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
 Other Skills & Abilities
?    Work with parents and children of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
?    Develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community
?    Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as reading handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position required the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with public and staff.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
Method of Application
All applicants must apply online at >> District Links >> Job Postings

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Ann Arbor Public Schools

1819 Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,292

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 199