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Job Standard for Instruction Assistant

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Instruction Assistant Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 7822
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Instructional Services


To provide instruction and tutoring as an assistant to an academic teacher in a state facility or university; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: behavioral management as related to an educational environment.


Experience:  presenting lesson plans and educational materials to students; working in a group education setting; entering and retrieving data and maintaining records using an automated record system.


Skill in: typing labels, lists, forms and reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High School diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent.
  • Some positions require: Completion of at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education, OR  Obtained an academic associate’s or higher degree (in any academic area) OR Achieved a passing score (460 or higher) on the ETS Paraprofessional Test Assessment OR Willingness to meet one of the above within three years from the date of hire
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; learning and motivation
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Instruction Assistant must:

  • Instructs individuals and small-groups in areas directed by the academic teacher; monitors class activities during teacher absence; assists teachers in preparing individual instruction plans and with preparing and presenting lesson assignments and material; checks and corrects student assignments; monitors student behavior and progress, reports problems, and suggests modifications to student instruction plan; consults with teachers and staff members on academic and behavioral planning, management, and evaluation; assists in administering and interpreting diagnostic tests; may assist in providing physical therapy; submits student scholastic evaluations to requesting authorities; participates in staff meetings.
  • Maintains student records and files; collects and assembles statistical data; prepares information for reports; types student educational plans and reports; operates classroom audio-visual equipment; copies and collates material; maintains inventories and records of instructional material and supplies; assists in scheduling and supervising field trips and movement on campus.

35% of Time the Instruction Assistant

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Instruction Assistant

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions at the university may involve the physical ability to bend, stoop, lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds and work in hot and humid environments.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Instruction Assistant

Career Path

Other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.