Instructional Assistant I, Special Education Part Time

Company Mesa Public School
Location Mesa, AZ
Update 10 Day ago
Instructional Assistant I, Special Education

Jordan Center for Early Education - 3320 North Carriage Lane

Salary Range: 15 – 1, $10.00

Term: Part Time (22 hrs pw)

FSLA: Non-Exempt

Benefits: None

  • For new hires and transfers, the district will continue to follow the existing compensation guidelines as outlined in the MESPA working conditions documents. If these guidelines result in an hourly wage less than $10, an adjustment to $10 will be made. All other hourly wages will be paid as currently calculated.

To assist, under direct supervision of certified teachers and specialists, in the monitoring and instruction of special education students implementing the Individual Education Plans; to assist students in performing their academic, daily living and health care activities; to relieve teacher of routine clerical tasks.


Ability and willingness to work with special education students who may require specialized instruction to meet academic, social, and behavior goals

Ability to work well with students, staff and parents; good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work well in stressful situations

Computer proficiency to include use of basic software applications (Word, Excel, etc)

Ability to operate standard office equipment

Ability to organize and prioritize and to follow classroom guidelines as put forth by classroom teacher

Essential Duties

Deliver, under teacher’s direction, classroom work/homework and/or reinforce classroom objectives, tutoring and guided practice

Assist the development of instructional materials and maintenance of classroom

Assist in the collection of data on academic and behavior goals as instructed

Implement positive behavior intervention plans for students who display challenging behaviors including verbal and physical aggression

Respond to problem behaviors according to the student’s positive behavior intervention plan and district crisis intervention policy

Transfer and/or lift non-ambulatory students to assist them in the performance of their daily activities

Assist students with personal hygiene to provide for and/or develop students’ daily living activities and behavioral skills

May be required to assist students who need support in addressing personal care needs due to a severe medical condition and/or physical limitations (i.e. toileting, feeding, dressing suctioning, etc) to ensure their functioning in a school environment

Accompany students as they transition across campus

Monitor individual and/or small student groups in classroom and/or on the playground to maintain a safe and positive learning environment; facilitate social peer interactions

Maintain classroom and student equipment to ensure a safe environment

Model professional, safe, responsible and respectful behavior

Perform general clerical tasks to support the teacher in the maintenance of student files and to provide classroom materials

Participate in various meetings to share information and/or improve one’s skills and/or knowledge

Regular and on-time attendance required

Perform other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit

Marginal Duties

Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities

Physical Effort

May lift, pull, push or carry

May stand for a prolonged period of time

May move light weight furniture

May be exposed to outdoor elements

May require strength to push/pull 30-35 lbs

May require physical intervention for students experiencing behavioral difficulties

Physical demands may require assistance from other personnel


Classroom Teacher

Site Administrator

Certified Specialists

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION : The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.