San Antonio ISD Instructional Assistant / Head Start
Job Description Revised 07/2017
2018 2019 School Year
Applying through this posting allows you to submit a general application, expressing your interest to work with the District at the campus/es where there is a vacancy throughout the school year.
Opens: June 6, 2018
Closes: Open Until Filled
Reports To: Campus Principal
Dept. /School: Assigned Campus
Wage/Hour Status: $13.00 Hourly/Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: Paraprofessional / Instructional Job Group 1
Terms of Employment:
10 months / 183 days per year. Compensation is at Paraprofessional/Instructional Job Group 1 on the SAISD Compensation Plan. Entry level is at an hourly rate of $13.00 with additional consideration for directly related full-time experience.
NOTE: Individuals recommended for hire in an Instructional Assistant position or any other position requiring State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) certification will be required to submit appropriate application/s and fees as determined by SBEC to obtain certification.
Only those persons who meet the minimum qualifications as posted should apply for this position and will be considered. The online application must be fully completed for consideration. Required documents should be attached to your application.
Assist with the care and instruction of pre-school age children in activities designed to promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start students in a positive, safe and supervised learning environment.
Associate degree or higher (from an accredited college/university); or
Valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and a minimum of forty-eight (48) semester college hours from an accredited college or university; or
High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency) and passed the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test or T.O.P. NCLB test / Region XX; and Valid CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential; and
Be eligible to obtain a paraprofessional certificate issued by the State Board of Educator Certification; and
Applicant must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the applicant, before continuing within the process towards possible employment.
Ability to work effectively with young children, parents, families, co-workers and administration.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with students whose primary language may not be English.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)
Instruction Planning and Delivery
Monitoring Student Progress
Assist with the physical care of children (toileting, meals, sanitation, etc).
Assist in the implementation of activities which foster the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.
Work cooperatively with teacher and staff to ensure safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate meal time experiences for children.
Work with parents/families as the primary educator in their child's education.
Serve as a positive role model for children and support the mission of SAISD.
Qualities of Effective Head Start Instructional Assistants
Participate in district and campus staff development programs that improve job related skills.
Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and Head Start program policies and procedures for classroom teachers, including daily attendance and punctuality.
Compiles, maintains and files all reports, records and other required documents.
Attend and participate in faculty and Head Start program meetings as needed/required.
Comply with the Code of Ethics for Texas Educators.
Daily attendance at work and punctuality are essential functions of the job.
Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to teamwork and passion for a student centered environment.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands:
Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions; frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; occasional: lifting and carrying 10-25 pounds frequently, 25-40 pounds occasionally, more than 45 pounds infrequently with assistance; pushing/pulling 10-35 pounds sporadically; May be required under specific circumstances to provide physical restraint of students in danger of causing harm to themselves or others.
Frequent exposure to: temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination, vibration.
It is the policy of San Antonio ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and SAISD's board policies DIA, FFH, and FFI.
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Hiring Administrator _____________________ Date: _________________
San Antonio Independent School District