Teacher Aide - Smithville R-II
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Instructional Assistant
Job Location: Smithville RII School District
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Smithville R-II
Smithville, MO 64089
Telephone: 816-532-0406
Job Description:
We have positions available K-12.

Purpose Statement
The job of Instructional Assistant is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of students; and providing clerical support to teacher/s and staff.

Essential Functions
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. working one on one with assignments and activities, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives and student progress.
  • Assists student(s), individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. reading stories, listening to students read, providing writing assistance, reinforcing lessons, providing spelling practice, facilitating 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.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. providing input on present functioning and needs of student at team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
  • Communicates with teachers, students, staff (e.g. reinforcing student learning and performance expectation established by certificated staff members, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives, and maintaining necessary confidentiality.
  • Implements, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
  • Maintains classroom equipment, 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 and supervises 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.
  • Performs other related duties as needed and as assigned. (e.g. personal care assistance such as toileting, diapering, washing, lifting, teeth brushing, breakfast, lunch, CICO, triage, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the one-on-one assignment within the work unit.
  • Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, inappropriate social and physical 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, physical confrontations, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel (e.g. assisting in evaluating and adapting instructional strategies and materials, assisting implementing accommodations through the administration of state and district-wide assessment, assisting with classroom and behavior management strategies as appropriate, working closely with OT/PT and other therapies, etc.) for the purpose of assisting the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
Other Functions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Required Testing:  Post Offer Physical Exam
Certificates and Licenses:  Substitute Certificate or MEGA Paraprofessional
Clearances:  Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

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