Reports To : Divisional Principal
Main Working Relationships : Teachers and students
Main Responsibilities :
As a CIS Instructional Assistant you are part of a team of educators working together to provide the best learning environment for our students,
As such, it is important for you to maintain :
Open lines of communication with your teacher, administrator, support staff and fellow instructional assistants
Confidentiality and privacy of information related to students and the workplace
Flexibility on occasion you may be called upon to perform duties outside the specific scope of your job description
A willingness to involve yourself in school activities such as staff meetings, social functions and other school activities
Professional conduct as a representative of our school community
Children are our first priority.
Required Qualifications and Experience :
Post secondary education and or certification in an education-related field
Prior experience working in an educational setting preferred
Assist and guide students by demonstrating appropriate support, patience, kindness and caring
Develop students’ self-esteem and positive self-concept.
Supervise, observe and encourage positive student behavior in a developmentally appropriate way and in keeping with the values of our school
Model the CIS values of Excellence, Respect, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, and Generosity
Abide by the dress code of the school
Attend professional development and training sessions as a when required by the school
Specific Classroom Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direction of the classroom teacher provide instructional support to individuals and small groups of students.
Assist in implementing instructional plans and provide support and supervision while the teacher is engaged with others
Assist in monitoring student progress towards set learning goals and provide feedback, guidance and reinforce taught concepts where necessary
Help students compile portfolios in either digital or other formats
Dialogue with the teacher regarding student academic progress and behaviour
Confer with the teacher when necessary regarding student needs
Alert the teacher to any specific student concerns as they arise.
Assist with the preparation and distribution of learning materials
Help keep track of classroom supplies that need to be ordered
Keep the classroom neat and orderly
Assist with displays of student work
Assist with classroom routines such as the collection or money, permission slips and keep accurate records of those transactions
Assist the teacher in tracking and maintaining accurate records of communication between the teacher and home
Safeguard the health, safety and well-being of students at all times.
Render basic first aid as and when necessary.
Assist students with matters of personal hygiene
Meet school buses and participate in morning supervision as required.
Supervise students during field trips and at school assemblies
Support student use of library material
Assist with lunch duties as needed
Attend meetings as required.
Other duties assigned by the classroom teacher, school administrators or the school
All CIS staff are required to maintain confidentiality regarding students’ progress and needs and personal information.
Instructional assistants are not permitted to discuss a child’s academic / social development with parents directly. Any direct communication with parents must be carried out by the teacher.