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Special Education Instructional Assistant:North Middle ASD Support

Sioux City Community Schools
Sioux City, IA, US
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  • Position Type:
    Support Staff (Non-Certified)/Special Education Instructional Assistant

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    North Middle School

  • Description:

    Special Education Instructional Assistant: ASD
    Monday through Friday - 7.00 hours per day (7:15-2:45)


    • Paraeducator License or 2 year Degree or higher preferred

    • Ability to work with students in a small group setting

    • Be able to tutor students (academically and socially)

    • Escort students to and from classrooms

    • Able to attend to personal hygiene of students

    • Primarily responsible for coaching and social skills

    • Good communication skills/Interpersonal- skills

    • Responsible for documentation and record-keeping

    • Positive, caring, and patient individuals preferred

    • Ability to redirect students towards positive behaviors

    • Ability to lift 50 pounds

    Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) paraprofessionals whose duties include instructional support, must meet one of the following:

    • Two years of study at an institution of higher education. The institution must have met five criteria of the Higher Education Act, Section 101(a). All classes must be at level 100 or higher.
    • Associate degree or higher. All associate degrees are acceptable.
    • Obtain voluntary certification through the Board of Educational Examiners; or
    • Meet a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness).

    *No good faith extensions. All paras must be qualified at the time of employment.

    © 2018 Iowa Department of Education,
    400 E. 14th Street | Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
    Phone: 515-281-5294 | Fax: 515-242-5988

    ACT WorkKeys® Assessment
    ACT WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.

    Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States. If you are interested in taking the NCRC assessments, you may schedule a time at one of the Iowa WORKS Centers.

    For more information, please contact Iowa Work Force Development at 712-233-9030. The calendar of testing times and locations is available on the Skilled Iowa website:

    Iowa WORKS Center - Sioux City
    2508 4th Street | Sioux City, IA 51101
    Phone: 712-233-9030 | Fax: 712-277-8438

    Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to indoor and outdoor conditions. The employee is required to frequently walk, stoop, bend, and sit. The noise level in the work environment ranges from mild to loud.

    Application Procedure:

    Apply Online

    Sioux City Community Schools is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate. The Certificate consists of assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. We highly recommend applicants for our non-certified positions visit Iowa Workforce Development to learn more about the National Career Readiness Certificate. If you have completed the assessments necessary for the certificate, please submit your scores with your application.
    Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all positions within the District. We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.


    The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

    The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

    Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

    For more information on this position, please read the full description document.


    There are countless reasons to join the Sioux City Community School District.

    Named One of America’s best in-state employers, we are one of Iowa’s largest K-12 school districts with 15,000 students and 2,500 dedicated team members.

    • Global district with 45+ home languages and over 60 countries represented across our 22 schools
    • Home to five specialty elementary schools with focused themes and curricula including the arts, environmental sciences, STEM, dual language, and computer programming
    • Future Ready designated district by the US Department of Education
    • Named to Iowa’s Advanced Placement Index of top 50 schools
    • Region’s only Career Academy, providing over 30 career and technical pathways for students to explore

    We invite you to discover why teachers come to our district for a job but stay for a career.

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    627 4th street
    Sioux City
    United States
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