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Elk Ridge Elementary, Instructional Aide I & II

Bismarck Public School

Bismarck, ND

Posted/Updated: Today

Job Description
Bismarck Public Schools is accepting applications for Instructional Aide I & II positions at the elementary level for the 2022-2023 school year. We have a number of positions open at Elk Ridge Elementary. Instructional Aide I (Starting salary 14.88/hr) Instructional Aide II (Starting salary $18.09/hr)

Additional education and/or experience may be required for specific aide positions. Number of hours per day and hourly rate may vary by position.

There are two classifications of Instructional Aides: I and II. The schools will hire depending on the needs of the students/school. The Job Descriptions for both are below:

Instructional Aide I (Starting salary 14.88/hr)

Purpose Statement

The job of Instructional Aide I is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within and outside of the assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of students to reinforce instruction, monitor performance, and support learning; performing a variety of instructional and classroom management supports; supervising students outside of the classroom; and performing clerical tasks to support teacher/s and staff.

This job reports to Principal /Classroom Teacher, and/or Program Specialist

Essential Functions
  • Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to students read, providing writing assistance, reinforce English lessons, provide spelling practice, facilitate activities, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
  • Assists teachers in adapting classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. instructional and/or developmental activities, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives. Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. technology to assist students, child development, instructional strategies and practices, student behavior, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
  • Communicates with teachers and students (e.g. alerts teacher to individual student needs, keeps teacher informed of student progress, engages in planning of activities with teacher, listens to students read, participates in other forms of oral communications with students, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in meeting instructional objectives/programming.
  • Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Provides small group instruction, under supervision of classroom teacher (e.g. math, reading, social skills, self-care, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student learning. Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
  • Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, school drills, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
  • Supports students with classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc. (e.g. monitors students engaged in independent study, enrichment or remedial work, etc.) for the purpose of supporting teachers in the instructional process.

Other Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the classroom/school.

Experience: Job related experience is desired.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Certificates and Licenses: Ability to earn a ND Para-Educator certificate

Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Salary Grade: SE on the Support Staff Salary Schedule

Instructional Aide II (Starting salary $18.09/hr)

Purpose Statement

The job of Instructional Aide II is done for the purpose/s of providing a variety of complex support processes to the instructional program within and outside of assigned classroom with specific responsibility for assisting and designing the daily care of students with significant learning challenges; observing and documenting student academic and emotional progress in various school settings; implementing plans for instruction; making recommendations for improved care and instruction; and providing multiple and diverse special health care needs for assigned students.

This job reports to Principal and/or Program Specialist

Essential Functions
  • Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional and classroom teacher (e.g. some responsibilities may require assisting with self-care plans such as assisting with toileting, diapering, tube feeding, colostomy bags, personal hygiene, dressing, medication and other daily living activities, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs and/or developing children's daily living activities and behavioral skills.
  • Assists in providing physical care for students with severe physical disabilities (e.g. may require lifting and exposure to unavoidable hazards, securing students' wheelchairs, seat-belts or other safety restraints, etc.) for the purpose of providing self-care to students who are medically fragile.
  • Assists (with direction of the supervising teacher, classroom teachers and/or special education team, with adapting, modifying and implementing activities, assignments and/or materials (e.g. instructional and developmental activities, content-area instruction for small groups or with individual students, support to all students in academic and non-academic classes, administering tests and assessments, etc.) for the purpose of supporting, implementing, and reinforcing student learning.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations, when possible (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and conveying information relative to job functions.
  • Communicates with supervising instructional and professional support personnel (e.g. teachers, counselors, IEP review, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in academic progress evaluation, and implementing IEP objectives.
  • Implements, under direction, a variety of processes (e.g. student behavior intervention plan (BIP) or learning contracts, reinforcement systems, etc., across all settings to manage inappropriate student behaviors, including aggression and self-injury using proactive and responsive strategies, etc.) for the purpose of managing and improving appropriate behavior of students, including crisis intervention.
  • Maintains, files and records, as assigned (e.g. instructional materials and manual and electronic files/records, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing accurate written reference; and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. lunch, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, kitchen, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Operates equipment (e.g. uses assistive technology/parallel curriculum, to support student learning and communication, etc.) for the purpose of implementing the delivery of instructional programs.
  • Reviews student learning (e.g. classroom lessons and learning experiences with students requiring individual attention, etc.) for the purpose of assisting teachers in planning and conducting classroom activities.
  • Supports the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP) and/or 504 Plans for the purpose of assisting teachers in planning for and conducting learning activities for students with special needs.

Other Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the classroom/school.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; certified skills for special populations; and preparing and maintaining accurate records. KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/ behavior.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; problem solving; crisis intervention; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization's services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 35% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere.

Experience: Job related experience is required.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Certificates and Licenses: Ability to earn a ND Para-Educator certificate

Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Salary Grade: SI on the Support Staff Salary Schedule
Bismarck Public School
806 N Washington Street
Bismarck, ND 58501