Job Title: Instructional Assistant ILS

Reports to:Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:SRP USEP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:4007
Salary Schedule:S05

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting the teacher or site-based administrator in organizing, implementing, and monitoring an instructional, academic program in the computer laboratory while working under direct supervision of a teacher(s) or site-based administrator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Classroom Management:

  1. Assist the teacher with maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
  2. Assist the school administrator with taking necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.

Knowledge of Subject Matter:

  1. Communicate accurate knowledge of subject matter in a comprehensible manner using language and style appropriate to the learner.
  2. Apply concepts, laws, and rules relevant to subject matter.
  3. Demonstrate a breadth of subject matter knowledge that enables students to approach and to interrelate topics from a variety of perspectives, interests, and points of view.
  4. Use the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field in a manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the learner.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to check student comprehension of subject matter and providing accurate feedback to students.

Planning For Instruction:

  1. Assist the teacher or administrator with the design of the academic program based on the assessed needs of students.
  2. Assisting the teacher or administrator with preparation and implementation of curricular programs for students based on assessed needs and in accordance with the district’s philosophy and curriculum system.
  3. Provide technical assistance to school staff and students for use of the software and hardware resources of the computer lab.
  4. Works with an administrator or teacher to coordinate daily schedules for students using the computer lab.

Delivery of Instruction:

  1. Provide academic assistance and support for individual and/or small groups of students as directed by and under the supervision of the teacher and/or administrator.
  2. Assist the administrator with monitoring student activity while online, in accordance with the Student Responsible Electronic Use Agreement.

Assessment of Student Performance:

  1. Assist the teacher with administration of appropriate assessments designed to measure and observe student progress.
  2. Assisting the teacher with evaluating student progress on a regular basis and provide feedback to students and parents.

Communications:

  1. Establishing and maintaining cooperative relations with other employees.
  2. Communicate with students’ teachers as necessary and appropriate.
  3. Assist the teacher with establishing and maintaining open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning academic and behavioral progress of assigned students.
  4. Assist the teacher with preparing progress reports to school personnel and to parents.

Professional Development Program:

  1. Continue professional growth through educational in-service, meetings, and professional literature.

Other Professional Responsibilities:

  1. Perform record keeping duties in a confidential and professional manner.
  2. Assisting the teacher with taking necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  3. Assisting the teacher and/or administrator with student records as needed.
  4. Maintain an inventory of hardware, software, and supplies for the system.
  5. Coordinate system repair service and updates.
  6. Performing other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively use technology especially an operational knowledge of Internet and Web-related technologies, in daily work

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)/Associate in Science (A.S.) degree from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • 60 semester hours of college/university level course work from an accredited institution
  • OR
  • Obtain qualifying score to pass the ParaPro Assessment
  • OR
  • High school diploma or the equivalent and the ability to satisfactorily complete training to operate and maintain a computer lab

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds with varied levels of ability
  • Experience with maintaining a student computer laboratory

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Instructional Assistant ILS;   EST: n/a;   REV: June 5, 2012;   Board Approved: June 5, 2012