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Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education - 2024-25

Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA, US

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Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education - 2024-25


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS- Tuckahoe Elementary

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission:
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

Under the guidance of the Exceptional Education teacher, provides instructional or behavioral support to allow special education students to achieve instructional or behavioral goals and objectives.

Essential Duties

  • Provides one on one instruction or tutoring with students
  • Assists with classroom management and behavior modification
  • Assists with field trips, community-based instruction, and other activities
  • Assists students with personal care tasks, including but not limited to, hygiene, diapering, toileting and wash-up routines
  • Assists students with mobility needs such as, lifting and positioning students, lifting in and out of wheelchairs; and loading and unloading the bus and operates adaptive equipment
  • Collects data on student performance and progress
  • Assists with creation, organization, and distribution of instructional materials
  • Reports student concerns directly and promptly to the teacher and assists with student resolution
  • Assist with implementation of behavior management plans
  • Assists with breakfast, lunch and snack, including clean-up
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 to 50 pounds occasionally, and may assist, move, or restrain students when required to intervene in student safety issues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, walk, stand, and hear.
General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in special education classrooms; ability to maintain records and confidentiality; ability to operate audio visual, standard office and computer equipment; ability to operate adaptive equipment; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students and administrators.
Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or equivalent. 42 semester hours from an accredited college or university is preferred.
Paraprofessional autism certification is required or must be completed within 60-days of hire. Provided by HCPS at no cost. Employees who do not possess a minimum of 42 college credits are strongly encouraged to complete the ParaPro Assessment within 60-days of hire. Upon receipt of passing scores, HCPS will reimburse the test fee. ( for testing information).

Additional Information

The minimum salary for this 10-month/204-day/7.25 hour per day position is $26,879. The annual salary for this position will be prorated based upon the official start date.

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit a complete online application to include:
  1. Resume,
  2. College Transcripts or ParaPro Scores

If you are unable to upload the documents, you may mail them to:
Henrico County Public Schools
3820 Nine Mile Road - Attn: Human Resources
Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

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Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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