Elementary School Instructional Assistant (tentative)

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 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:

?      Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures

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

?      Represent the skills and attitudes of global citizenship, antiracism and intercultural sensitivity and proactivity

?      Take on other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications:

?       Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

?       Exceptional English speaking skills

?       The ability to inspire children

?       Full understanding and support of the school's philosophy

?       Artistic background preferred

?       Prior experience in an educational setting preferred

?       Excellent classroom control

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

?      Ability to establish priorities, take initiative and maintain a flexible schedule

?      Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to multitask and function in a highly dynamic, service-oriented working environment

?      Ability to problem solve

?      Demonstrate a commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development

?      Develop and maintain effective working relationships

Terms of Employment:

This position is classified as a support staff position and reports to the Elementary School Principal. General working hours are from 7:45 am - 3:45 pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:45 am - 12:45 pm (on site) & 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm (remote) on Fridays. An annual limited period contract will be issued stipulating 186 working days within the year, as per the school’s published calendar.

ASD employees are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. All employees agree to abide by all child protection policies and procedures and agree to participate in all child protection training as mandated by the School as a condition of employment.

Criminal background checks will be conducted on all candidates prior to confirmation of employment.





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