Substitute Instructional Assistant - Special Education
Company: Mountain View High School
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Job Description / Essential Elements:
MOUNTAIN VIEW-LOS ALTOS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
1299 BRYANT AVENUE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040
CLASS TITLE: INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT
The emphasis of the position is on providing direct assistance to
students, not on clerical support. Under the direction of a
classroom teacher, provide instructional services in a number of
different classroom settings, supporting the instruction of
individual and small groups of students in a variety of subject
areas; monitor student behavior and performance; and perform
classroom-related clerical duties as assigned.
Provide instructional assistance to students in a variety of
academic/vocational areas and settings, including special
education, mainstream and bilingual classes. Tutor and assist
students, monitor their progress and assure completion of their
Assist the teacher in supervising and directing students' learning
activities during instructional periods.
Assist in administering various classroom tests, and where
appropriate, assist teacher with grading and recording of
assignments and tests. Assist the teacher in creating and
maintaining an environment conducive to learning.
Assist the teacher in maintaining contact with parents.
Assist special needs students in their mainstream classes by
providing academic support, behavior management and other related
functions under the direction and in cooperation with both, the
mainstream teacher and special program teacher.
Keep the special program teacher apprised of progress and problems
special needs students are experiencing in their mainstream
Observe and monitor behavior of students according to approved
procedures and assist teacher with managing behavior and classroom
Assist teacher in the development and modification of instructional
materials in mainstream and special programs.
Assist teacher with maintaining records and files related to
students and classroom activities.
Where appropriate, help students with job applications and
Workability forms and maintain contact with Workability
Perform all related duties as assigned, including providing
translation services for ELD students/parents when needed.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
District policies, laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to
designated program areas.
Strong academic skills in language arts and mathematics.
Correct usage of English, i.e. proper use of grammar, spelling,
punctuation and vocabulary.
Proficient knowledge of Spanish - oral and written - for personnel
assigned to the ELD Department.
Strong interpersonal skills, i.e. patience, respect, tolerance,
tact, courtesy, conflict management, and communication.
Techniques, principles and practices used in tutoring, mentoring
and supervising students.
Health and safety regulations.
Record keeping skills.
Maintain confidentiality of pupil and school information.
Monitor student conduct according to approved policies and
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students,
parents and staff.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others, including community agencies and other
Operate instructional and office equipment, including use of
Remain calm and deal with crisis situations appropriately.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Shows initiative and use of good judgement.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school graduate; AA degree, two years of college or passage of
a local assessment test required; enjoys working with high school
aged students. Prior experience in related field desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- High school classroom enviornment
- May be subject to discourteous students
Licenses and other requirements:
- Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance
- Evidence of TB clearance
If required to operate a vehicle:
- Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License
- Acceptable driving record and qualification for insurability by
the District's insurance carrier
DIFFERENTIATED TRAINING: All incumbents in this classification may
have the opportunity to earn an additional stipend equal to one
range higher on the salary schedule (pro-rated to the percentage
worked). Individuals who are recommended for a stipend must meet
the following criteria:
- the employee must meet the current educational requirement for
the position (i.e. AA degree, two years of college or passage of a
local assessment test required)
- the employee should currently be on or have completed one year
on column E of the salary schedule. Exceptions are at the
discretion of the administration.
Although specific tasks may be quite different, incumbents perform
similar kinds of responsible instructional support duties. Factors
that will determine award of the stipend will include
- relative nature of duties performed,
- difficulty, complexity, variety, and specialized knowledge or
- independence of action and decision used to perform duties,
- ongoing nature of an assignment requiring daily application and
use of the above mentioned factors.
The stipend will cease at the point that the above mentioned
criteria is no longer met. Individuals may be recommended for a
stipend by the department coordinator/supervisor or administrator
or by initiating a request for such consideration. Each request
will be reviewed by a site administrator and the Associate
Superintendent for Personnel. The Associate Superintendent for
Personnel will make the final determination. His/her decision shall
be final and binding, and shall not be subject to any grievance
Requirements / Qualifications
Must attach the following:
Two Letters of Recommendation
Negative Tuberculosis test (TB) results from within the past 4
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