# work weeks / year
# hours / day
Annual shift stipend
2020/21 - $14.21
2020/21-Hourly rate determined by collective bargaining
This position is covered by a Collective Bargarining Agreement
and is not eligible for insurance benefits.
To qualify for employment the candidate must have or be eligible
for State of Illinois Paraprofessional Approval.
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT GRADES 3-5
The job of Instructional Assistant was established for the
purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with
specific responsibility for collaborating with classroom teachers
to work with small groups of students; assisting the teachers with
identified students in need of intervention or enrichment and
maintaining related records. This job reports to
Assists individual or small groups of students with reading and
math programs for the purpose of building background knowledge,
practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting
students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
Collaborates with classroom teachers regarding student progress
for the purpose of developing a successful learning environment and
identifying appropriate tools and resources.
Conducts assessments under the supervision of classroom teachers
for the purpose of evaluating students' needs for support
Maintains manual and electronic files and records (e.g. running
records, observation logs, assessment reports, etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing written
reference; providing a safe learning environment; and/or meeting
Organize and ready instructional materials for use in small
groups (e.g. books, manipulatives, etc.) for the purpose of
ensuring the availability of materials for presenting and/or
Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and
an optimal learning environment.
Supports classroom teacher and other school personnel for the
purpose of assisting them in the achieving student success in
reading and math.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of
acquiring and/or communicating information relative to job
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of
ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential
need to upgrade skills in order to
meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies
required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job
include: operating standard office equipment including using
pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including
calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a
variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats,
and/or present information to others; and understand complex,
multi-step written and oral instruction
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and
punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles; and
age appropriate activities.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or
collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is
required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work
with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate
equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to
work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a
variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving
is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem
solving with data requires independent interpretation of
guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to
moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
communicating with diverse groups; and maintaining
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using
standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating as
directed by supervisor; and operating within a defined budget.
Utilization of some resources from other work units is often
required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual
opportunity to have some impact on the organization's services.
Working EnvironmentThe usual and customary methods of performing
the job's functions require the following physical demands:
occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some
stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant
fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40%
walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed in a generally
hazard free environment.
Experience Job related experience is required.
Education Targeted job related education that meets
organization's prerequisite requirements. Equivalency College
credit hours to meet qualifications under NCLB Act
Required Testing Certificates None Specified None Specified
Continuing Educ./Training Clearances None Specified Criminal
Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance