Inst Asst 2 / General
The job of Inst Asst 2 / General is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program under the direction of the supervising teacher, with specific responsibilities for assisting in the supervision, care, and instruction of students; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior, and providing information to appropriate supervising instructional staff.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Works with assigned individuals to prevent or remediate academic or behavioral weaknesses.
This job reports to the Teacher
Administers classroom assignments, tests, homework, and make-up work under the direction of the classroom teacher for the purpose of supporting the teacher and students in the classroom.
Attends meetings, conferences, and in-service training programs (e.g. paraeducator conference, medical needs training, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
Communicates with supervising instructional staff for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress.
Conducts classroom activities and/or assignments under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
Instruct students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. reading stories, listening to students read, providing writing assistance, reinforcing English skills, providing spelling practice, facilitating activities assisting with computer programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade-level standards.
Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records (e.g. test scores, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items; providing written references; and/or meeting mandated requirements.
Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. restrooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, enrichment classes, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
Performs general clerical functions as assigned (e.g. copying, filing, laminating, collating, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the instructional program.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Provides instruction to students, under the direction of the classroom teacher, in a variety of activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives and contributing to student's success in school.
Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students to appropriate instructional staff (e.g. progress, behavior, academic achievement, social interaction, etc.) for the purpose of improving students' achievement, behavior, and socially appropriate interactions.