Job Description

    2024-2025 Instructional Assistant JobID: 20260
  • Position Type:
    School Support Staff/Instructional Assistant

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Ira Murphy Elementary - Peoria, AZ

  • Date Available:
    August 2024

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:
    Position Title: Instructional Assistant
    Department: Exceptional Student Services
    Supervisor: Principal at assigned location
    Term of Employment: 9 months
    Salary Classification: 8

    Job Summary: As an Instructional Assistant you will play a vital role in providing comprehensive instructional assistance and support services tailored to meet the diverse needs of students in both general and specialized educational programs. Your dedication will contribute to creating an inclusive and nurturing learning environment where every student can thrive.

    Essential Functions:
    • Under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, your essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
    • Prepare and distribute instructional materials in accordance with teacher directives.
    • Provide attentive monitoring and assistance to students to ensure task completion while maintaining focus and minimizing disruptions.
    • Safely escort students to and from classes, activities, and transportation buses, ensuring their safety and well-being.
    • Facilitate one-on-one or small group activities under the guidance of teachers, reinforcing learning objectives and fostering collaboration.
    • Offer support in monitoring, intervening, and redirecting student behaviors to uphold a positive and conducive learning environment.
    • Supervise students during social interactions in cafeteria and playground settings, promoting respectful and inclusive behavior.
    • Maintain accurate documentation and records for student files, ensuring compliance and timely updates to computerized records.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned or required to support the educational mission of the school.
    Knowledge and Skills: To excel in this role, you should possess:
    • Knowledge of relevant Federal, state, county, and city statutes, regulations, and PUSD policies and procedures.
    • Proficiency in following oral and written directions accurately and efficiently.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
    • Competence in operating personal computers to fulfill job responsibilities effectively.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    A High School Diploma or GED.
    The equivalent of two years of college coursework or a passing score on a state-approved competency examination.

    Other Requirements: In addition to the minimum qualifications, candidates must:
    • Successfully pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
    • Obtain and maintain an Arizona driver's license, as required.
    • Demonstrate physical capability to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
    • Be flexible to work outside normal working hours and travel to perform work functions as needed.
    • Join our team and make a meaningful difference in the lives of students. Apply today to become an Instructional Support Specialist!


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