This is a salaried, exempt position with a 9-month work schedule and base standard hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. Salary will be set annually on a performance-based schedule. Instructional assistant will report to the school principal.
The instructional assistant position is responsible for the educational support of students in a group or class in an innovative charter school. The instructional assistant will understand, demonstrate the use of, and implement the school’s curriculum, student instruction, and assessment to maximize educational achievement for all students, and work collaboratively to ensure a working and learning climate for all students that is safe, secure, and respectful. Implementation of strategies to reach the multiple intelligences of students through creative lessons is required.
Instructional assistants’ essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:
- Assisting teaching faculty in classroom supervision, observation and record keeping.
- Perform exams on students in order to assess their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. This includes conducting student, one-on-one drills, using McCall-Crabbs tests for reading comprehension, DIBELS for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills and multiplication tables for assessing mathematics proficiency. While the instructor typically designs the assessments and exams, the instructional assistant may administer them. The instructional assistant may grade the exams as well and document all grades and student progress.
- The instructional assistant may assist the instructor in implementing instructional plans. This includes providing support while the instructor is teaching, giving lessons independently when the instructor is unavailable and providing small group tutoring to students who need additional assistance.
- The instructional assistant may prepare and organize lessons and educational programs under the guidance of the Instructor. They may prepare all materials for the lesson, including any handouts, worksheets and exams. They may also set up any displays or work areas prior to the lesson. This work often includes operating printers and copy machines.
- The instructional assistant completes administrative duties such as taking and recording attendance, drafting and sending out progress reports for students, answering emails and phone calls from families and maintaining supply inventory for the classroom.
- Any other duties as assigned.
- Strong moral character.
- Ability to demonstrate, uphold, and promote in daily interactions a commitment to the school’s mission and vision, and the moral character and civic virtue the school embodies.
The organization is an equal opportunity employer. The organization is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in all areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training, assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, retention, and promotion. The board commits itself to the policy that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.