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Roanoke County Public Schools

Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Temporary (long-term), Non-Remote
Posted on: March 29, 2024
Roanoke County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for Instructional Assistant positions for the school year 2024-25. This position is full-time, eligible for benefits. Position is on the RCPS Pay Plan Grade 112.
Position Description/Job Summary: Perform responsible human support and paraprofessional work assisting classroom teachers or other professionals to achieve instructional objectives, assisting students with special needs with achieving established goals and with personal care and mobility.
Elementary Schools are 186-day contract; 6.83 hrs/day.
Secondary Schools are 186-day contract; 7.33 hrs/day.
Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks: The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
• Assists classroom teacher in performing specific duties as assigned.
• Undertakes specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional objectives.
• Works with individuals or small groups to reinforce material introduced by the teacher.
• Provides programmed practice activities and repetitions as developed by teacher, therapist, or pathologist.
• Assists with large group activities.
• Escorts students to special classes and therapy.
• Guides independent study and other work assigned by teacher.
• Reports student problems to the teacher and assists with student problems.
• Assists student's mobility needs; assist with loading and unloading buses.
• Assists with breakfast, lunch, snack, clean-up, lavatory, clothing, personal hygiene, and wash-up routines.
• General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the teaching of special education population.
• Ability to maintain files and information.
• Ability to deal effectively with special education students and teachers.
• Skilled in the use of classroom and instructional equipment
• Ability to operate audio visual, standard office, work, and data processing equipment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students, and other support staff.
• Additional training may be required.
• Practices confidentiality always.
• Maintains an attitude of mutual respect and courtesy.
• Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
• Reacts positively to constructive criticism and suggestions.
• Demonstrates initiative and motivation.
• Works independently or collaboratively with others in a wide variety of circumstances
• Establishes professional relationships and communicates effectively.
• Demonstrates good safety habits and response to emergency situations.
• Exercises sound judgment in decision making.
• Prepares and presents clear and concise correspondence, complex reports, and policy recommendations.
• Organizes conflicting work priorities while coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
• Demonstrates teamwork, flexibility, and ability to adapt to new ideas and situations.
• Performs multiple, highly complex technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills to meet changing job conditions.
• Possesses strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Perform related work as required.
• Reassignment may occur at any time throughout/end of the school year based on the student needs and changes in enrollment.
Education and Experience:
• Minimum high school diploma or GED Equivalent.
• A minimum of two (2) years college experience OR successfully completed ParaPro Assessment is required at Title I schools.
• Experience working with children is preferred.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer and phone system; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels; physical agility to lift up to 50 pounds; to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk, to reach overhead, and to drive a vehicle.Approved driving record by the DMV.
These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employment Type: ["OTHER"]