Instructional Assistant I - Preschool (Virginia Preschool Initiative)

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 07, 2023
Apr 11, 2023
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description

The Instructional Assistant I (Preschool) assist the classroom teacher with maintaining classroom order; presents direct instruction of supplied materials primarily in small groups; performs classroom clerical tasks; monitors student behavior during the non-classroom time.


Education: Community College and/or Vocational School degree with study in the job-related area, 48 college credits, or an Associate's degree.

Essential Functions
  • Administers first aid as required to provide immediate care.
  • Assists children with disabilities on and off the bus.
  • Assists students with breakfast, lunch, snack, clean-up, lavatory, clothing, personal hygiene, and wash-up.
  • Implements (under the supervision of the teacher) instructional programs and lesson plans.
  • Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. restrooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Performs record-keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) in support of the teacher and/or administrator.
  • Documents student progress or behavioral observations using objective measures and records data as directed by teacher.
  • Provides verbal feedback and/or written documentation to inform teacher(s) and/or parents of students' progress.
  • Communicates and collaborates to foster a positive learning environment.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations.
  • Reports observations and incidents relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.) to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols


Primary Location:
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
Salary Range:
$23,187.46 - $28,514.30 / Instructional Assistant I
Shift Type:

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