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Instructional Aide, General Education

  • Classified

Salary range: 21

Reports to: Assigned Administrator

OVERVIEW

Under general direction, assist in preparing educational materials; may tutor or assist with instruction of individual students or groups of students under guidelines and supervision provided by Classroom Teacher.

QUALIFICATION
  • A.A. degree or equivalent required; courses in Psychology, Child Growth and Development or a closely related field preferred
  • Satisfactory work history
  • Successful experience demonstrating tact, courtesy, positive attitude and maintaining cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Assist the Classroom Teacher in planning course of study and specific lesson plans
  • May tutor individual students or groups of students under the guidance of the Classroom Teacher
  • Supervise individual students or small groups of students in practice activities such as math and spelling drills
  • Supervise students at assemblies and programs or during trips
  • Auditory and visual monitoring of students both inside the classroom and during outside activities
  • Assist students in reviewing homework assignments and test results
  • Prepare instructional and visual aids including posters, charts and stencils
  • Arrange for and operate audiovisual equipment
  • Order textbooks and supplies and maintain an inventory of essential items
  • May attend meetings relating to curriculum content or student-related problems
  • Instruct and plan learning activities under the guidance of the Classroom Teacher
  • Express oneself clearly, orally and in writing
  • Supervise large groups of students
  • Other duties as assigned
  • With appropriate training, may be required to provide First Aid/CPR.
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, judgment and poise.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of instructional materials used at grade level, curriculum content, and objectives;
  • Ability to assume a high level of responsibility and independent activity;
  • Operation of copy equipment, computers, and audio-visual equipment
  • Application of curriculum content as it applies to individual differences in the classroom;
  • Methods and attitudes required to motivate and encourage student and parental participation in the total educational process.
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 regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, turn, talk and hear, and taste and smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to write, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift arms above shoulders to point, reach, touch, pull or lift.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Work environment includes working directly with young children. May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases. Employee will occasionally work at a computer.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 10 months

Revision Date: 02/09/2011

Initial date: 02/09/2011

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.