HLOE Instructional Assistant- FMD/SSE Special Needs
Company: McCracken County Public Schools
Posted on: June 9, 2021
CLASS TITLE: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT I - SPECIAL NEEDS
Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to
students with disabilities in individual or small groups; monitor
and report student progress.
Instructional Assistant I (Special Needs-FMD) assists a
certificated teacher by performing a variety of support functions
with students with special needs. Special Needs (FMD) Instructional
Assistant II works within a complex program with Functional Mental
Disability (FMD) students typically requiring additional
BASIC REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
- Implement all rules and regulations, policies and
administrative guidelines as adopted by the Board of Education
and/or the school SBDM Council.
- Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and
implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain
records of student progress.
- Participate as member of an instructional team including
- Prepare and organize lessons as directed by the teacher;
administer and score a variety of tests according to established
guidelines; assist in determining English proficiency of identified
- Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and
record test information.
- Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved
procedures; report progress regarding student performance and
behavior; check and assist students with lab work as necessary.
Knowledgeable of students with special needs.
- Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of
instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines;
maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.
- Provide support to the teacher by setting up work areas,
displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating
educational training equipment and distributing and collecting
paper and supplies.
- Assist in overseeing students while in labs; provide for
supplies inventory as necessary.
- Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional
support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.
- Assist in lifting, transferring, evacuating, and/or
- May assist in loading/unloading students onto and off regular
and lift buses.
- Demonstrate willingness to attend ot basic student personal
care and hygeine needs.
- Assist with specific instructional techniques, e.g., cued
speech, signing, or community based education.
- Assist with set up, operation, and maintenance of
assistive/prosthetic devices and/or medically prescribed
- Assist with use of equipment needed to meet instructional
needs, e.g., braces, PAL machines, auditory trainers, speech
devices, computers, typewriters, magnifiers, braille writerss,
- Assist with the operation and use of medically prescribed
equipment, e.g., ventilators, suctioning devices, or hearing
- Duties include performance of health services, for which
training will be provided.
- Confer, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and
materials to meet student needs.
- Contact parents of students who are absent; make home visits as
- Assure the health and safety of students by following health
and safety practices and regulations.
- Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in
monitoring lunchroom and playground activities as assigned; assist
in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods and field trips.
- Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Remain at school during the entire school day unless excused by
the principal or the designated representative.
- Maintain a professional appearance as an example for
- Incorporate the use of technology in daily tasks.
- Maintain regular attendance.
- Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Basic subjects taught in the District schools, including
arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
- Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Basic record-keeping techniques.
- Learn child guidance principles and practices.
- Communicate and maintain effective relationships with students,
parents, staff and the public including members of ethnic
- Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom
- Print and write legibly.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Learn procedures, functions and limitations of assigned
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Learn to apply and explain policies and procedures related to
school and program activities.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Monitor, observe and report students behavior according to
approved policies and procedures.
- Operate instructional and office equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma, G.E.D.
Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as
required by Kentucky law and some experience in working with
children in an organized setting.
Also: 48 hours college credit evidenced by college transcript or
successful completion of Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment test.
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