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Instructional Aide Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Works with children and/or adults to provide intervention and/or instructional or supervisory services to foster emotional and educational development. Follows program plan as developed by supervisor. Incumbents in this classification may perform their work in classrooms, in homes, or in non-classroom areas.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Administers assessment tests to children and/or adults used in development of individualized program plans for physical, mental, and/or educational activities.
  • Arranges times to visit client in home; initiates activities of individualized program plan.
  • Collects data and maintains documentation on progress regarding each area of training such as cognitive, physical, and recognition.
  • Plans and prepares lesson plans for group activities, and gathers necessary materials and supplies required; employs various teaching methods to promote learning and implement activities.
  • Participates in monthly meetings between parents and program coordinator.
  • Assists in teaching parents how to work with their children in order to foster educational and emotional development; assists classroom teacher with special projects or activities.
  • Assists with teacher directed activities by operating audiovisual equipment, distributing classroom materials, or monitoring activities of children.
  • Assists parents of child or adult in completing necessary forms for participation in programs.
  • Maintains classroom that includes cleaning tables and chalkboards and sweeping floors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in developing activities to enhance child development.
  • Skill in working with children.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year instructional aide or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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