Preschool Instructional Assistant I Special Education - Part Time - Hughes Elementary, Mesa Public Schools

Preschool Instructional Assistant I Special Education - Part Time - Hughes Elementary



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 12, 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:

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 students; to provide assistance to the teacher in overall classroom activities; to relieve teacher of routine clerical tasks.



  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform record keeping and general clerical functions (i.e. student records, schedules, lesson plans, progress reports, etc.) to support the teacher and/or administrator in providing records and/or materials
  • May be required to assist students who need support in addressing personal care needs due to a severe medical condition and/or physical limitations (i.e. toileting, feeding, dressing suctioning, etc) to ensure their functioning in a school environment
  • Regular and on-time attendance required
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities 


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