Job Description Overview:
The instructional aide is responsible for providing assistance to instructional programs by assisting the teacher in achieving educational objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole. The instructional aide assists the teacher in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.
Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent
Paraprofessional Educator Licensure
Teaching Certificate Preferred
Teaching Experience Preferred
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Executes instructional activities with individual students or small groups of students following teacher direction and demonstration
Provides assistance to students during special classes (art, music, etc.)
Assists students in special education and general education classes and environments
Assists in preparation of materials for class, classroom activities, assignments, location of supplementary materials from school library and other resources areas
Implements behavior management programs designed by teachers and/or school psychologist
Counts and records specific student behaviors; administers procedures in the positive behavior support plan (PBIS)
Monitors student use of instructional equipment
Provides general maintenance of equipment including cleaning and disinfecting
Serves as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected in the classroom teachers
Assists students leaving and entering transportation vehicles, accompanies students to and from classroom
Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills.
Assists with student use of equipment.
Assists students with activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, bathing, and hygiene related to toileting, etc.
Monitors the incidence and prevalence of designated health problems or medical conditions.
Observes and intervenes to redirect inappropriate behavior.
Assists, monitors, and guides the student to pay attention, participate in activities, and complete tasks
Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, business associates, and general community
Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
Ability to recognize areas of concern relating to student issues and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions to reschedule work to meet deadlines or to effectively handle emergency work.
Requires the physical strength to occasionally assist in lifting or carrying of students
The job may also require the ability to push/pull objects, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
The job requires sitting, standing, walking often for long periods of time
Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job
The employee should have the physical capabilities to perform all job functions
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time;
This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned;
This job description is subject to change at any time
District 126 will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990