Preschool Instructional Assistant - Part-Time - Lehi Elementary, Mesa Public Schools

Preschool Instructional Assistant - Part-Time - Lehi Elementary



Job ID:

East Maricopa

March 19, 2024

Contact Information:
Mesa Public Schools
63 E Main S
Mesa, AZ 85201
District Website

Dana Yursi
Phone: 480-472-0463
District Email

Job Description:

Associate’s Degree or 60 college credit hours required at time of hire OR pass the ParaPro Test provided by the district

Base Rate:


Performance Pay:

Available annually

New hire experience:

1% of the base hourly rate granted for each year of verified like experience (within ten years) beyond the requirement, up to a five-year maximum

New hire education:

1% of the base hourly rate awarded for an AA or higher degree if not required for the position


A11, 9.25 months


Part-time (29 hours per week)







To assist (under direct supervision) in the supervision and instruction of preschool students; to provide assistance to the teacher in overall classroom activities; to assist the teacher in all areas of the daily school routine.



  • 6 months experience with preschool children and 60 credits in early childhood OR the ability to pass the parapro test.
  • Ability to work well in stressful situations
  • Ability to work well with young children, staff and parents; good verbal and written communication skills; maintain confidentiality
  • Computer proficiency to include basic abilities in using the district’s Google platform
  • Ability to operate standard office machines
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and to work with minimum supervision


  • Perform a variety of instructional tasks, according to classroom teacher’s direction, to support teacher in the instructional process
  • Regular and on-time attendance required
  • Assist students, individually or in groups, with activities to present and/or to reinforce learning concepts
  • Confer with teachers, if requested by teacher, to assist in the evaluation of students’ progress in relation to established educational objectives
  • Develop classroom materials (i.e. instructional activities, bulletin boards, reference materials, etc.) to provide assistance to teacher in support of lesson plans
  • Assist in the collection of data on academic and behavior goals as instructed
  • Maintain instructional equipment to ensure the availability of items when required
  • Monitor individual students, classroom environment, playground activities, etc. to reinforce positive student behavior, to assist teacher in supervision of students and to ensure a safe and positive learning environment
  • May be required to assist students who need support in addressing personal care needs due to an individual education plan
  • Model professional, safe, responsible and respectful behavior
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the classroom
  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities
  • May lift, pull, push or carry
  • May stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Ability to work with children on the floor
  • May move light weight furniture
  • Ability to be exposed to outdoor elements
  • Ability to move quickly
  • May require strength to push/pull 30-35 lbs
  • May require physical intervention for students experiencing behavioral difficulties
  • Physical demands may require assistance from other personnel


Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona. Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona.


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