Early Years Instructional Assistant

2022-2023 School Year


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Job Description

The Elementary School Instructional Assistant will support the daily activities, planning, and supervision of students in the classroom, under the guidance and supervision of the classroom teacher or teaching specialist.

Primary Responsibilities:

?       Assist teachers when requested in daily classroom activity planning and supervision

?       Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills as designed and prescribed by the teacher

?       Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher including computer technology

?       Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher

?       Guide children in developing social skills to work and play together in a variety of settings

?       Assist with such large group activities as independent work/practice, reading aloud, and storytelling and supervision of children during recess and play period

?       Participate in in-service training programs as assigned

?       Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully certified teachers

Schoolwide Responsibilities:

?      Engage with the administration in a committed effort to continue to grow as an educator

?      Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures

?      Model the ‘Core Values’ in interactions with the school community

?      Eager and willing to work in a collaborative team environment

?      Exhibit a professional attitude at all times

?      Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development

?      Represent ASD with students, parents, colleagues, and broader school community in a professional manner

Required Qualifications:

?       Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

?       English speaker with exceptional verbal and written communication skills

?       The ability to inspire children

?       Excellent knowledge of the relevant subject(s)

?       Excellent classroom control


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


?      Develop and maintain effective working relationships

?      A good sense of humor

?      Artistic background preferred

?      Full understanding and support of the school's philosophy