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Instructional Assistant - Grades 3-5

Company: Naperville Community Unit School District 203
Location: naperville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

# work weeks / year

# hours / day


Hourly rate

Annual shift stipend




2020/21 - $14.21


2020/21-Hourly rate determined by collective bargaining agreement.

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.


Purpose Statement

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 Administrator/Supervisor.

Essential Functions

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 services.

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 mandated requirements.

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 reinforcing concepts.

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.

Other Functions

Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or communicating information relative to job functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

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 records.

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 confidentiality.


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

Keywords: Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Naperville , Instructional Assistant - Grades 3-5, Other , naperville, Illinois

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