Instructional Assistant I / Math - Westview H.S. (2018-19 SY)

Tolleson Union High School District Tolleson , AZ 85353

Posted 3 months ago

Instructional Assistant I (Special Education Aide)

Hourly salary range: $11.74 to $13.22

Contract months: 9

Salary Grade: 7

Hours per day: 7

Purpose Statement

The job of Instructional Assistant I (Special Education Aide) is done for the purpose/s of assisting in the

supervision and instruction of special needs students under the supervision of a certificated teacher in a

special education classroom; assisting students in performing their academic studies, daily living and

special health care activities; observing and documenting student progress; and providing clerical support

to teacher.

Functions

Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials as directed for the purpose of providing an

opportunity for all special education students performing at different learning levels and/or with

different functional limitations to participate in instructional programs.

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of

their work activities.

Assists students requiring support in addressing personal care needs due to medical condition and/or

physical limitations (e.g. toileting, feeding, etc.) for the purpose of allowing students to function in

school environment.

Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying

information relative to job functions.

Confers with teachers and parents if requested by teacher for the purpose of assisting in evaluating

special education student progress in relation to established individual educational program.

Implements under direction, behavioral plans developed by IEP team for students with behavior

disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of assisting students to modify behaviors that are in

conflict with a positive academic and social environment.

Instructs students in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects,

social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives, implement

plans for remediation of students deficiencies in accordance with students individual educational

program goals and ensuring students success in school.

Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials,

student files, checking papers, attendance, audio visual equipment, set up art/science projects, etc.) for

the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.

Monitors students in various activities for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning

environment.

Performs record keeping and a variety of general clerical functions (e.g. student records, daily progress,

correcting papers, copying, instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher in

providing necessary records/materials.

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in

order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of

the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using

pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or

ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present

information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific

knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: instructional procedures

and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution;

and stages of child development/ behavior.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic,

job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances;

work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized

methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a

variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. In working with others, some problem solving may

be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require

independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required

to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities;

communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working

with constant interruptions.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing

information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. There is some opportunity

to significantly impact the Organization's services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical

demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching,

and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25%

walking, and 25% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and a

generally hazard free environment.

Education: Community College and/or Vocational School degree with study in job related area.

Experience: Job related experience is desired.

Required Testing: ParaPro Assessment Test (qualifying score of 459 may substitute required education)

Certificates & Licenses: Non Specified

Continuing Educ. / Training: None Specified

Clearances: Criminal Justice / Fingerprint Clearance

TB Clearance

The following policies have been adopted and are reflected in our employment practices:

This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,

color, national origin, creed, age, gender or disability.

This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons who may need some

accommodation in the hiring process should contact the personnel office.

This organization is a drug and tobacco free workplace.

This organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of

a legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


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