Instructional Support Staff - Middle Schools

Job | Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support



Department: School Based 
Job Title:  Instructional Support Staff FLSA Status:
Reports to: School Principal

General Description: 

Provides classroom support in a learning environment. Participate in the life of the classroom and the school community as a substitute for the classroom teacher.


  • High School Diploma required (Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Experience in a school setting helpful

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

Essential Job Functions:
  • Maintain a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of the students.
  • Implement effective lessons in the absence of the regular Instructor.
  • Ensure that district policies are observed during all activities.
  • May provide lunch coverage.
  • Create a safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Keep all children in the classroom under supervision at all times. 
  • Be familiar with fire exits, fire drill procedures, and safety procedures. 
  • Review notes for the day, take attendance and follow the lesson plans of the teacher.
  • Maintain confidentiality as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to circumstances.  Exhibit good judgment and use appropriate language or behavior while on assignment
  • Report for duty 30 minutes early and remain on duty for the entire assignment, including planning time of the teacher.
  • May provide clerical and office support when not with students.
Other Job Functions:
  • Abide by state statutes, school committee policies and regulations.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as assigned by the supervisor or Principal
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Leave detailed notes for teacher on any issues experienced during the day.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal, or the school office


Work Environment:
Work is performed in both office and school environments
Physical Requirements:
•Ability to operate computer, printer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine, and all other standard
office equipment
•Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
•Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 15 pounds
•Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large or small school building



Posted By

Newton Public Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newton, MA 02460

At the following locations

Various Middle Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newtonville, MA 02460

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $17,439

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 296