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HLOE Instructional Assistant- FMD/SSE Special Needs

Company: McCracken County Public Schools
Location: Paducah
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:



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 skills.


  • 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 remediation teams.
  • 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 students.
  • 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 transporting students.
  • 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 equipment.
  • Assist with use of equipment needed to meet instructional needs, e.g., braces, PAL machines, auditory trainers, speech devices, computers, typewriters, magnifiers, braille writerss, etc.
  • Assist with the operation and use of medically prescribed equipment, e.g., ventilators, suctioning devices, or hearing aids.
  • 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 necessary.
  • 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 assigned.
  • 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 students.
  • Incorporate the use of technology in daily tasks.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics.



  • 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 vocabulary.
  • 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 communities.
  • Perform routine clerical duties in support of classroom activities.
  • 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 duties.
  • 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.


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.

Keywords: McCracken County Public Schools, Clarksville , HLOE Instructional Assistant- FMD/SSE Special Needs, Other , Paducah, Tennessee

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