Instructional Assistant | Academic and Behavior Manager | Rum River North- Milaca | Available: 2024-2025 School Year | Closing: Open Until Filled


Position Purpose
Р Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.
Essential Job Functions

  • Assist students with academic or behavioral goals, one-to-one or small group, under the direction of the supervising teacher or licensed staff;
  • Support student discipline, including providing positive reinforcement and supporting the character traits established by the program;
  • Provides assistance with individualized program materials;
  • Assists with group educational activities;
  • Confers and plans with teachers related to classroom and IEP objectives and/or modifications, and provides documentation;
  • Assists the teacher in observing, recording, and charting behavior;
  • Assists the teacher with crisis intervention and behavior management to include physical intervention and restraint;
  • Prepares classroom materials including those related to IEPs or accommodations/modifications;
  • Prepares the classroom or building environment for learning activities;
  • Assists students with physical needs (toileting, eating, dressing);
  • Participate in professional activities and meetings;
  • Supervises students in the hallway, lunchroom, playground, outdoor activities and field trips;
  • Completes data entry and incident reports, including ongoing behavior documentation;
  • Assists students with computer or technology-related instructional activities or adaptive equipment;
  • Performs various maintenance duties including cleaning of instructional materials or supplies and bodily fluids;

Additional Duties:
Р Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
Р 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.

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

Travel Requirements
Р Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.

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
Р Works in standard office and school building environments.
Р Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

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

  • ParaPro or ParaEducator Certification (contingent upon completion after hire)
  • Or an Associates (AA) College Degree
  • PCA Certification

Р Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt

Benefit Eligible Position: Medical, Dental, Life, Supplemental, 403(b), and more!
School year position with potential ESY days.
Pay based on contract