Instructional Assistant – General Education/Credit Recovery

Location:  Hastings High School

Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to assist students in the Credit Recovery Program in the achievement of credits using curriculum individualized to each student, as provided by their teacher.  The structure of the program is similar to a study hall. 

The person serving as the Instructional Assistant will supervise the students and their progress, provide encouragement and supervision, and communicate with those people supporting the student.  Under the direction of the High School Principal, the person in this position will:

  • Supervise student progress towards completion of their Credit Recovery course(s).

  • Facilitate student learning in a positive, supportive environment including attendance, behavior and classroom expectations.

  • Establish and maintain rapport with students.

  • Use the Edgenuity online curricular system to track student progress, approve progression through the activities and provide feedback on grades.

  • Assist in student registration and course articulation in Edgenuity. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Positively supports student behavior using proactive and problem solving skills

  • Models positive behavior for assigned students (e.g. interpersonal communication, problem solving, social interaction, etc.) for the purpose of providing educational and life skills training.

  • Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 

  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.

  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.

  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.

  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.

Additional Duties

  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.

  • Attends training, professional development and meetings as directed.

  • Perform any other related duties as assigned

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment:  Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.

  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.

  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.

  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.

  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.
                

Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position in full position description.

Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt  

Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Work Year:  173 Days

Compensation:  $17.84 per hour