Instructional Aides

New Horizons Community Charter School | Newark, NJ

Posted Date 7/26/2022
Expiration Date9/30/2022






  1. High school diploma
  2. One year business and/or bookkeeping experience required
  3. Personal computer (PC) literate
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective instructional aide principles, practices and trends.
  6. 60 college credits or more and/or passing score on Para Professional examination.


REPORTS TO:         Building Principal


JOB GOAL: The Instructional Aide is responsible for providing assistance to instructional programs by assisting the teacher in achieving educational objectives by working with individual students or small groups to help them achieve the skill levels of the class as a whole. The Instructional Aide assists the teacher in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.



  1. Executes instructional activities with individual students or small groups of students following teacher direction and demonstration. Provides assistance to students during special classes (art, music, etc.).
  2. Assists students in special education and general education classes. Assists in preparation of materials for class, classroom activities, assignments, location of supplementary materials from school library and other resources areas.
  3. Implements behavior management programs designed by teachers and/or school psychologist. Counts and records specific student behaviors; administers procedures in the positive behavior support plan.
  4. Monitors student use of instructional equipment. Provides general maintenance of equipment including cleaning and disinfecting.
  5. Serves as a source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
  6. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected in the classroom teachers.



  1. Assists students leaving and entering transportation vehicles, accompanies students to and from classroom.
  2. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills.
  3. Assists with student use of equipment.
  4. Assists with the supervision of students during lunch and recess.
  5. Assists students with activities of daily living such as eating, grooming, bathing, and hygiene related to toileting (no lifting), etc.
  6. Monitors the incidence and prevalence of designated health problems or medical conditions.
  7. Observes and intervenes to redirect inappropriate behavior.
  8. Assists, monitors, and guides the student to pay attention, participate in activities, and complete tasks.



  1. Executes instructional activities for vocational skills such as food preparation and laundry.
  2. Provides assistance to physical and occupational therapy, speech and language, vision and hearing support programs. Assists students with the gross and fine motor activities.
  3. Guides independent study, enrichment work, and review material set up assigned by the teacher.



  1. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, business associates, and general community.
  2. Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.
  3. Ability to recognize areas of concern relating to student issues and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively.
  5. Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions to reschedule work to meet deadlines or to effectively handle emergency work.

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