Instructional Assistant-General Education/Wells Elementary School
Chesterfield County Public Schools - Chester, VA

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Provides support services for teachers and administrators. Performs routine clerical and/or instructional assignments within established procedures and standard practices. Tasks performed are outlined in oral and written instructions; employee has some control over work assignments. Contacts are made within and outside the school and may require the handling of sensitive information or dealing tactfully with parents, teachers, and staff. Some judgment is required. Each position will have a specific set of work assignments particular to meeting the needs of the students or department being served.

Essential Job Functions:
Assists teachers with classroom duties, including providing small group instruction as directed by the teacher. Assists students with academic subjects; one-to-one, small group, or whole class support. Prepares and reproduces classroom materials; assists with bulletin boards and displays. Assists students on and off the school bus; supervises students at lunch and may need to assist with supervision in library, computer lab, classroom, and playground, depending on circumstances. Assists in classrooms and office as assigned and as needed. Provides clerical assistance – including typing, filing, maintaining records, attendance, ordering supplies and materials. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Some knowledge of childhood growth and development, behavior management techniques and clerical procedures. Some knowledge of general academic subjects sufficient to teach others. Demonstrated ability to supervise children in the absence of a supervisor. Demonstrated ability to perform basic clerical tasks, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and ability to follow oral and written instructions. Demonstrated ability to work well with students, staff, and parents in a professional manner.

Must meet the qualifications of “highly qualified” under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These qualifications are:
passing score of 455 on the Paraprofessional Assessment, or
possession of a minimum of 48 college credits or
possession of an Associate’s Degree. College transcripts or parapro scores must be submitted to be considered for this position.

Supporting documents (resumes, reference letters, transcripts, etc.) may be uploaded to the application or mailed/hand delivered to the School Board Administration Office, located at 9900 Krause Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Supporting documentation must be received prior to the position closing date.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
State Police Criminal History Investigation
Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
Tuberculosis Screening/Test This vacancy is not available for CCPS employees for whom it would be a lateral transfer.

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