JOB TITLE: Instructional Assistant
REPORTS TO: Principal, Director of Learning, Superintendent
Properly trained paraprofessionals can play essential roles in improving student achievement in schools where they can reinforce and enhance a teacher's effort in the classroom. An Instructional Assistant will provide individual students with support for the tasks assigned by the teacher. They will assist students in small groups learning situations as well as monitor the class while the teacher works with groups or individuals.
Building Instructional Capacity
Provide one-on-one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher. Instructional Assistants may assist students in the classroom setting under the direct supervision of a classroom teacher.
Assist with classroom management, such as by organizing instructional materials. An instructional Assistant is available to help distribute and manage classroom materials of all identified students.
Provide instructional assistance in a computer lab. The Instructional Assistant may help identify students in remediation in the computer lab while being under the direction of the classroom teacher.
Maintain individual records for identified students.
Provide instructional support in a library or media center.
Provide instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher. Paraprofessionals may assist the classroom teacher by working with identified students individually or in group instruction. Because paraprofessionals provide instructional support, they should not be providing planned direct instruction or introducing to students new skills, concepts, or academic content.
Support and implement all policies and regulations as designed by each respective school and NLCS.
Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of classroom teachers.
Planning & Professional Learning
Direct instruction from the classroom teacher.
Is positive in working with identified children and helps build their self-esteem.
Guides students in working and playing harmoniously with other students.
Has the ability to make use of a variety of resources to assist identified students in meeting their goals.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED
High school diploma or GED.
Valid Driver's License
Pass a background check
Demonstrates a desire to aid all students
New Hire Packet with Administration Building
Two years of passing college credits or pass the Paraprofessional Test
Skills & Knowledge
Possesses knowledge and skill sufficient to assist participants in meeting content and performance standards.
2 years of passing college credits or pass the Paraprofessional Test.