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Los Angeles (Downtown), California Las Virgenes Unified School District

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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

DEFINITION:
Primary responsibility is to support student achievement by working with individuals or a group of students under the direction of the teacher or principal.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Facilitate teacher directed small group and individual instruction to support a variety of subjects and learners.
  • Assists with the preparation and planning of instructional activities for student use.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat and orderly room environment.
  • Observes activities of children on the playground and assists teacher in maintaining order.
  • Performs a variety of routine clerical and record-keeping activities
  • Assists teacher in greeting parents.
  • Runs on-campus, school related, errands for teacher.
  • Provides minor first aid in the absence of teacher or nurse.
  • Assists children as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


KNOWLEDGE OF:
The general needs and behavior of children. Basic computer use.


ABILITY TO:
Learn the procedures, functions, and limitations of assigned duties; perform routine clerical work; establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with adults and children; understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from high school or equivalent.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Indoor and outdoor working environments. Some exposure to health and safety considerations from the physical requirements necessary for this position and from possible exposure to bodily fluids.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
• Able to conduct verbal conversation in English.
• Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels).
• Able to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend, walk.
• Able to climb slopes, stairs and ladders.
• Able to sit and stand for sustained periods of time.
• Able to kneel or squat for extended periods of time.
• Able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds

  • Able to push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Able to sustain strenuous manual labor for 4 hours with legal breaks.
    • Able to exhibit full range motion for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder abduction and adduction.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder extension and flexion.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for elbow flexion and extension.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for back lateral flexion.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for hip flexion and extension.
    • Able to exhibit full range of motion for knee flexion.
    • Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to assist students with buttoning clothing and eating, operate a computer or assist staff with self-care procedures.
    • Able to operate a variety of office and audio-visual equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS SUPERVISOR

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of a Principal, or Principal designee, oversee and monitor the behavior of students who are outside of class and/or at school-sponsored activities on campus; enforce the District's Student Conduct Code and individual school rules; assist in the maintenance of an orderly and safe campus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assist in explaining school rules to students and parents.

Establish rapport with students in order to gain their trust and confidence; inform students of acceptable school behavior; encourage and promote courtesy and positive problem-solving skills among children; observe that safety rules are followed.

Maintain school security including locking and unlocking gates, patrol in and around the campus during school hours providing general supervision of students outside of class; remain alert to problems likely to disrupt the educational process or be physically injurious to persons or property.

Intercept unauthorized persons who come on campus during school hours and direct them to either report to the office or leave campus; notify the school administration if a non-student fails to comply, returns again after departing, or otherwise creates a problem.

Intervene in situations likely to result in disruption or injury and direct students to refrain from such conduct; administer conflict management between students; report special behavior problems; escort students to school administration in cases of serious or repeated violations.

Escort students as necessary; supervise children during the lunch period at the cafeteria, at the lunch benches, and on the playground; issue play equipment and supervise the use of such equipment.

May monitor the school parking lot to facilitate traffic.

Supervise students on campus suspension and/or detention, including, trash pick-up or other consequence as prescribed by Administration.

Check students who are out of class during class time to inquire as to the reason for being out of class; direct tardy students to go to the appropriate school office.

Prepare written statements relating to student behavior and/or discipline.

Remain current of students' medical restrictions during recess and lunch and monitor students to ensure student safety.

May provide basic clerical relief for others during breaks and/or lunches and may assist office staff with basic clerical duties, such as answering phones, greeting the public, and filing, on a regular basis.

Perform related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Basic methods of individual and group supervision.

Basic interests, attitudes, and emotional development of elementary age students.

Oral and written communication skills.

Operation of a two-way radio.

ABILITY TO:

Patrol and monitor an assigned campus to maintain order and security.

Assure student compliance with school and District policies and regulations.

Learn, interpret, apply, and explain rules and regulations.

Perform duties with patience, tact, and good judgment and within established guidelines.

Learn District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective and courteous working relationships with others.

Ability to constructively, respectfully, and effectively resolve issues.

Observe situations and accurately determine an effective course of action.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school.

ENVIRONMENT:

Outdoor environment.

Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.

Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

Possible confrontations.

Wear District provided identification and clothing as required.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Able to conduct verbal conversation in English.

Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels).

Able to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, bend, walk.

Able to climb slopes, stairs, and ladders.
Able to sit and stand for sustained periods of time.
Able to kneel or squat for extended periods of time.

Able to operate a computer.
Able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds

Able to push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Able to sustain strenuous manual labor for 4 hours with legal breaks.

Able to exhibit full range motion for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation.

Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder abduction and adduction.
Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder extension and flexion.
Able to exhibit full range of motion for elbow flexion and extension.
Able to exhibit full range of motion for back lateral flexion.
Able to exhibit full range of motion for hip flexion and extension.
Able to exhibit full range of motion for knee flexion.
Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to assist students with buttoning clothing, eating, and/or assist students with self-care procedures.

Visual capability to monitor student behavior and assigned campus areas, read handwritten or typed documents and the display screen of various office equipment and machines.


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