Instructional Assistant - General Education - Library- Evergreen ES- 2023-2024

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Midlothian, VA, US
General Description
Provides assistance to the library media specialist for library functions, including assisting with instructional lessons with students, performing routine clerical duties, locating and checking out materials for students and staff and assisting other staff in the performance of similar or related duties. Tasks performed are specific and recurring; work procedures are covered by oral or written instructions.
Essential Job Functions
  • Assists in processing new and discarded library materials
  • Manages circulation transactions
  • Shelves materials
  • Assists school librarian in repairing books
  • Assists students and teachers in locating materials, and in the use of school library technology and databases
  • Assists in preparation and implementation of special programs, inventory and school library lessons
  • Assists in maintaining an attractive and organized learning environment
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and other materials as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Budgetary Responsibility:
Report Preparation:
Provides periodic and ad-hoc reports regarding services.

Equipment Operation:
Operates personal computer, basic office equipment and equipment related to education.

This position has contact within the school staff, parents and students.

Work Direction/Supervision:
This position provides work direction to parent volunteers and student helpers.
Decision Making:
Performs majority of work tasks independently. Supervisor is consulted in unusual or complex situations.

Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities:


Physical Demands:

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use a telephone, to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear, understand speech and speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly at normal levels indoors and on the telephone. Physical agility to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk, reach overhead and move up to 50 lbs unassisted.

Work Environment:

The employee regularly works in a school library. The employee may be exposed to mold and dust. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Some knowledge of library procedures and filing systems. Some knowledge of and interest in children's literature. Some knowledge of and skill in using audiovisual equipment, office equipment and computers and/or the ability to learn the use of equipment quickly with some training. Demonstrated ability to read, alphabetize, file, type and perform basic clerical tasks and to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and the public. Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions.

High School diploma, training, or experience sufficient to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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
Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, the administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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