Instructional Assistant

Job | Posted a month ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional Support


JOB TITLE:                      Instructional Assistant

DEPARTMENT:               Owasso Elementary Schools

REPORTS TO:                Principal 

FLSA STATUS:                Non-exempt

SALARY SCHEDULE:    Teacher Assistant/Para

APPROVED BY:              Elementary Principals

APPROVED DATE:         5/28/19


SUMMARY:     Provides support to the teachers and staff, assists in a variety of tasks to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the school.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: these statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

  1. Assist with varying student needs, academic, behavioral, social or emotional. Provides students breaks or resets as needed

  2. Assists counselor with testing and filing.

  3. Substitutes for classroom teachers.

  4. Copies and distributes papers.

  5. Monitors student body as needed throughout the building... or assists with duty for the arrival or dismissal of students

  6. Assists in library cataloging new books, shelving books, locating books and checking books in and out.

  7. Assists in main office.

  8. Assists in nurses office.

  9. Compiles attendance when needed.

  10. Assists with student activities and student groups as needed.

  11. Develops cooperative and functional relationships with district staff and the public; maintains consistent and punctual attendance; insures job responsibilities are met competently and within established deadlines.

  12. Assists with special projects.

  13. All other duties as assigned by the administrator.  






QUALIFICATION:  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 the essential functions.



  1. High School Diploma or equivalent

  2. Associate Degree or higher OR 48 hours of college credit OR passed the ParaPRo (paraprofessional test) OR passed the OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test) OR passed the WorkKey

  3. Generally will have at least one year's experience in a closely related field.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and laws applicable to education and special education.  Ability to follow all district policies and procedures. Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done. Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators.  Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player. Ability to document records accurately. Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees. Ability to listen effectively.  


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret English language including common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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 sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods; travel to school sites; and using keyboarding skills, work on a computer for long periods.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Typical office environments. The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.  Must have own transportation to visit all sites.


Posted By

Owasso Public Schools

1501 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055

At the following locations

Smith Elementary

12223 East 91st Street North , Owasso, OK 74055