Instructional Aide

New Horizons Community Charter School | Newark, NJ

Posted Date 10/05/2022
Expiration Date12/31/2022


Instructional Aide – One to One Aide

PURPOSE: This position is a highly visible one. The Instructional Aide - provides support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of special needs students in the regular classroom or in a self-contained classroom; assisting and implementing plans for instruction; monitoring behavior; and providing information to appropriated school personnel.

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or designee


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/College Degree preferred
  • Must be self-motivating and able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent’s, and or ratios.
  • Ability to work with a wide diversity of individuals.
  • Skills are required to perform multiple tasks.
  • Pass the state required Mantoux Intradermal Tuberculin Test as required by N.J.A.C. 6:3-4A.4
  • Provide evidence that health is adequate to fulfill the job functions and responsibilities, with reasonable accommodation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 12101 and in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6:3- 4A.4.
  • Provide evidence that a criminal record history check has been conducted and clearance has been given by the Department of Education. During the initial six-month period provide a sworn statement that the individual has not been convicted of a crime or a disorderly person’s offense in accordance with 18A:6-7.1.
  • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status.


  • Assists and escorts students when necessary for attending to the student's personal hygiene and care needs and arrival to/from destinations.
  • Communicates with supervising instructional staff, and a variety of health care professionals, and professional support personnel for communicating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives and meeting IEP Goals.
  • Provides, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to student in a variety of individual and group activities for reinforcing instructional objectives; implementing IEP plans; and ensuring student's success in school.
  • Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for ensuring availability of items; providing written reference; and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Intervenes in potential conflicts utilizing appropriate physical and/or therapeutic approaches for diffusing confrontations and minimizing disruptions.
  • Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, research-based interventions for presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations for acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
  • Supervises individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings for providing a safe and positive learning environment.


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. Physical ability (able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally) and dexterity to perform the responsibilities of the job.

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job; sit, stand and walk for required periods of time; speak and hear; reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls; and use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 10-month full-time position that is annually renewable in accordance to NHCCS approved policies and procedures. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as duties demand.

COMPENSATION: Salary recommended by the Chief School Administrator and established by the Board of Trustees.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Chief School Administrator or designee in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy.

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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