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Inst Asst 3/Special Ed: Timpanogos Elementary

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Job Title Inst Asst 3/Special Ed
Vacancy # 1280821B
Position #
# of Openings 1
Category Instructional Services
Employment HRCL
Salary 17.92
Calendar Days 181 Teacher
Published Date 08/21/2023
Target Fill Date 09/08/2023 
Closing Date 09/29/2023 
Location Timpanogos Elementary
449 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84601
Experience 2-3
Degrees / Certificates Associates Degree
Contact Information:
Carrie Rawlins
449 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84601

Tel: 801-374-4955 
E-Mail: [email protected] 

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The applicant needs to be highly qualified - please include one of the following with the application:
*A  copy of college transcripts indicating at least 48 credit hours earned
*A copy of your Praxis scores indicating a passing score of 460 or higher
*A copy of your associate's or higher degree  
Job Description
Provo City School District
Inst Asst 3 / Special Ed
Purpose Statement
The job of Inst Asst 3 / Special Ed is done for the purpose/s of providing services to students with
disabilities in order to increase student achievement and graduation rates.
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Prepares and implements
specialized instruction with limited supervision from the certified special educator, implements behavior
modification plans, assists medically fragile students with medical interventions and hygiene under the
the direction of a health care professional and/or the licensed special educator, and provides instruction to
students when a certified special educator is not present.
This job reports to the Principal or Special Education designee
Essential Functions
Adapts classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher
for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
Assists medically fragile or physically disabled students (e.g. feeding, grooming, dressing, repositioning,
movement, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students' personal hygiene and comfort.
Assists in providing medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional or licensed special
educator (e.g. diapering, toileting, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.) for the purpose of
meeting the immediate health care needs of students.
Attends to the physical and/or medical needs of students with IEPs (e.g. diapering, feeding, cathing,
changing clothes, administering medication, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate student
learning conditions and assisting the supervising teacher.
Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the
purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
Communicates with supervising instructional staff and professional support personnel for the purpose of
assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
Creates lesson plans based on student IEP goals under the direction of a certified special educator for the
purpose of assisting students to meet individual IEP goals and to learn required skills and content.
Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by the IEP team for
students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of presenting and/or
reinforcing learning concepts.
Maintains accurate records and instructional materials (e.g. daily logs, instructional materials,
assessment results, IEP progress reports, behavior management reports, time sheets, etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring the availability of items; providing accurate record keeping: and assisting with progress
Monitors and/or assists students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g.
restrooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of
maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
Provides under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and
group activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing
instructional objectives; implementing IEP plans; and ensuring students' success in school.
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Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing
job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and
preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read a variety of manuals, write documents following
prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and
oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job
include: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures;
conflict resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is
required to work with others; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using
standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with others; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Some problem-solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem-solving
with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate.
Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to
changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team;
working with constant interruptions; adaptability/flexibility; decision making; and taking initiative.
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information
and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often
required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to affect the organization’s services.
Work Environment
The 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 under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard-free environment.
Job-related experience is desired.
Targeted, job-related education with study in job-related area.
Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
Pre-Employment Proficiency Test Passing score on ETS ParaPro assessment OR
Has completed 48 units of college-level coursework
meeting current requirements OR
Has completed an associate degree
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
Non-Exempt Lane 3
Application Procedure
**Please include the 3 last direct supervisors as references on your application. 
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