Instructional Assistant - Special Education 1:1 - Middle School

Chesterfield, VA, US
Sep 09, 2020
Grade Level
Middle School
General Description

Provides classroom support to teachers in special education classes.Performs routine clerical and instructional assignments within established procedures and standard practices.Tasks performed are outlined in oral and written instructions; employee has limited control over work assignments.Contacts are made within and outside the department; may require handling of sensitive information or dealing tactfully with others.Some judgment is required.Each position will have a specific set of work assignments particular to meeting the needs of students or department being served.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides clerical assistance - typing, filing, maintaining records and ordering supplies and classroom materials.
  • Assists teachers with classroom duties, including correcting work, recording grades, planning work and administering tests.
  • Assists students with academic subjects - may assist students one-on-one, small groups, or whole class depending on assignment and individual qualifications; documents progress.
  • Assists students onto and off the school bus; supervises students at lunch, recess and in the absence of the teachers.
  • Serves as an aide on the school bus as needed.
  • Works with students to implement behavior management programs, improve fine motor skills, visual perception, social, vocational and community skills.
  • Provides prescribed health care for the health impaired student who requires the presence of a person trained to meet those health needs.May serve in absence of the clinic assistant.
  • Assists with physical therapeutic training, including range of motion skills, fine motor skills, visual perception and social skills.
  • Assists with toileting students, changing diapers and general hygiene; may be required to handle seizures and other physical complications; handles various complicated positioning equipment; evaluates pain and discomfort levels; evaluates responses to stimuli.
  • Escorts students when necessary; restrains out of control students when necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Some knowledge of childhood growth and development, behavior management techniques and clerical procedures; of general academic subjects sufficient to teach others.Demonstrated ability to supervise children in the absence of a supervisor; to perform basic clerical tasks, communicate effectively orally and in writing and follow oral and written instructions.Demonstrated ability to work well with students, staff and parents in a professional manner.


High School diploma, training, or experience sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position requires current First Aid/CPR /AED certification. Individuals must attend provided training and renew as mandated. Assignment placement may require additional training requirements such asand/or specific training on aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Instructional Assistants working inTitle I Schools, must meet the following minimum state requirements:
  • passing score of 455 on theParaprofessional Assessment (CCPS does not administer this test), or
  • possession of aminimum of 48 college credits (listed in semester hours) or
  • possession of anAssociate's Degree or higher.

Supporting documents (resumes, reference letters, transcripts, etc.) may be uploaded to the application or mailed/hand delivered to the School Board Administration Office, located at 9900 Krause Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Supporting documentation must be received prior to the position closing date.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services ( CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

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