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Instructional Assistant - St. Mary's Campus

Regis St Mary School
Job Description

The Instructional Assistant aids in the development and implementation of the school’s program of activities, helping the teacher ensure the appropriateness of the activities program according to age, interests, and developmental level of the children.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

  • Assumes responsibility for assisting with the orderly and efficient operation of the classroom, playground,
    and other areas as designated. Additional responsibilities such as recess, playground duty, and cafeteria supervision may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Performs activities assigned by and under the supervision of the classroom teacher and/or principal.
    The Instructional Assistant may perform the activities without direct, personal supervision of the teacher but
    shall not initiate instruction without direction from the teacher. Instructional duties may include reading with children, assisting with one-on-one work, small group work, and/or make-up work.
  • Participates in the planning of program activities when possible and appropriate.
  • Assists with the preparation of materials and supplies necessary to implement activities.
    Clerical functions may include typing, duplicating, recordkeeping, filing, and office support.
  • Assists with activities according to the program schedule.
  • Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of the classroom facilities.
  • Assists in providing for the health, safety, and welfare of the children.
  • Assists with any other program-related activities as delegated by the Teacher or Principal.

 

General

  • Demonstrates a positive and caring attitude with administrators, staff, students, and parents
  • Maintains a strict level of confidentiality
  • Performs other work-related duties as requested by the Principal

 

Job Scope

The Instructional Assistant operates under moderate supervision and within established lines of authority. Most decisions are made with the supervisor’s approval and relate to recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm. The Instructional Assistant agrees to comply with the philosophy of the school as interpreted by the school and to function under the direction of the school principal as a contributing member of the school community.

 

Communication/Client Contact

The Instructional Assistant may initiate contact with parents regarding school issues only with the approval of the principal. Contacts may relate to confidential/sensitive matters.

 

Specific Job Skills

  • Identify problems and their solutions
  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organize events and materials in a
    successful manner
  • Organize and present ideas in a clear
    and concise manner
  • Personal qualities, including sound judgment, social competency and/or adaptability, self-confidence, emotional maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, and/or resourcefulness, and dedication to duty.
  • Prioritize workload to meet program requirements
  • Be flexible, creative, responsible
  • Establish and maintain working relationships based on mutual confidence and respect
  • Ability to interact with children for lengthy periods and in a positive manner

 

 

 

 

Education/Experience

High school diploma or G.E.D. Must have competencies to perform the essential elements of the position.
Practicing Catholic preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to see, stand, walk, talk, reach, sit, hear, handle, climb stairs, and perform repetitive motions of the hands/wrists. Lifts and moves items up to 20 pounds.

 

Working Environment

Work is performed in a school or office setting. Employee will be required to attend scheduled evening and weekend meetings and classes. This position requires flexible work scheduling to properly administer the program.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of the physical capabilities that must be met by an employee and the working conditions that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
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