Instructional Assistant

at San Antonio Independent School District

San Antonio, TX

Posted on Sep. 16, 2016

In - Person Interviews
Wednesday, Septembr 28th
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San Antonio ISD
Instructional Assistant

Terms of Employment
10 months/183 days per year. Pay is at Paraprofessional/Instructional Job Group 1 on the SAISD Compensation Plan. Entry level is at an hourly rate of $10.60 with additional consideration for directly related experience.
NOTE: Individuals recommended for hire in an Instructional Assistant position or any other position requiring SBEC certification will be required to submit appropriate applications and fees as determined by SBEC to obtain certification.

Primary Purpose
Assist with individual and small group instruction in academic content areas under the direct supervision of a certified teacher.

Associate degree or higher; or
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; and
Be eligible to obtain a paraprofessional certificate issued by the State Board of Educator Certification
Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee.

Special Knowledge/Skills
Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals in a professional manner.
Ability to assist students with academic work at the academic grade level appropriate for the assignment.
Ability to work as a member of a team to provide assistance to students.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Work related experience with students (church-related schools, private schools, day camps, youth groups, licensed day care centers or similar experiences).

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.)

Instructional Planning and Delivery
Work with individual students or small student groups to conduct instructional activities and develop academic skills as outlined by the teacher.
Assist teacher in preparing instructional materials, paperwork and classroom displays.
Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers.

Monitoring Student Progress
Assist teachers in implementing program objectives that support developmental, behavioral and academic student performance.
Keep teacher informed of special needs or problems of individual students.
Serve as a positive role model for children and support the mission of SAISD.

Classroom Management and Organization
Assist in managing student behavior, including crisis intervention, physical management of disruptive students and inappropriate behaviors, as needed.
Assist with maintaining a safe, neat and orderly classroom.
Help with inventory, care and maintenance of equipment, books and supplies.

Qualities of Effective Instructional Assistants
Participate in district and campus staff development programs that improve job related skills.
Work as a member of a team for the position/department assigned.
Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations, including daily attendance, punctuality and confidentiality.
Follow an established work schedule that includes instructional assignments and student support services.
Assist with the supervision and monitoring of students throughout the school day inside and outside of the classroom, including the cafeteria, playground, physical education classes, boarding and exiting the bus, on community-based activities and other assigned activities.
Assist in maintaining administrative/student records and prepare required reports.
Use effective communication skills with students, parents and district personnel.
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.

Equipment Used
Calculator, computer, printer, copier, fax, and other equipment applicable to position.

Working Conditions
Mental Demands/Physical Demands
Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions; frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing; lift/carry 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.

Environmental Factors
Frequent exposure to: Work indoors and outdoors in varying climate conditions (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination, vibration.


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