Instructional Assistant I, Special Education, Part Time – Mesa Public School – Mesa, AZ

Instructional Assistant I, Special Education, Part Time

Keller Elementary – 1445 East Hilton Avenue

Houry Rate:

Salary Band/Grade:

Part Time (hrs TBD)




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

: 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.

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