Instructional Coach - Smithville R-II
Position: Instructional Coach
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Instructional Assistant
Job Location: Smithville School District
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Smithville R-II
Smithville, MO 64089
Telephone: 816-532-0406
Job Description:

An Instructional Assistant provides support services to students necessary for the student to access the district’s facilities and programs.  These services may include ambulatory, eating and toileting assistance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
An individual who holds this position must:
  1. Reinforce student learning and performance expectation established by certificated staff members.
  2. Demonstrate commitment to assisting learners in achieving their highest potential.
  3. Circulate and provide assistance to all students, with priority given to students with an IEP.
  4. Provide one-on-one or small group instruction, under the direction of a certificated staff member.
  5. Provide personal care assistance to students, such as toileting, feeding, hand washing, teeth brushing, etc. (as needed and as directed).
  6. Complete assigned supervision roles of the general student population.
  7. Establish and maintain positive rapport with students and staff.
  8. Prepare and organize materials to support teaching and learning and enhance the physical environment, as directed.
  9. Use strategies as directed to increase the individual student’s independence and confidence.
  10. Participate as directed in meetings, conferences, and discussions, as a member of the educational team; providing input on the present functioning and needs of the students.
  11. Engage in activities to increase one’s educational knowledge and skills and to enhance professional growth, as directed by the administrator.
  12. Demonstrate a positive regard for the distinctions between roles and responsibilities of an instructional assistant and those of certified staff members.
  13. Assist in evaluating and adapting instructional strategies and materials as directed.
  14. Assist with the implementation of accommodations through the administration of state and district-wide assessment, as appropriate.
  15. Assist professionals with classroom and behavior management strategies, as directed.
  16. Assist in collecting and providing objective, accurate information to professionals, such as data regarding student behavior, performance, attitude, effort, etc.
  17. Perform responsibilities as directed in a manner consistent with law and policies, to include maintaining student confidentiality.
  18. Demonstrate sensitivity to the diversity of students and families.
  19. Must use universal precautions and assist in maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment.
  20. Other duties as assigned by administrator.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.