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Instructional Assistant I - Student Attendant - (Immediate hire 2023-2024 SY)

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 19, 2023

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School and Teaching
Full Time
Career Level
Entry Level

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Job Description:

The Instructional Assistant I: Student Attendant position was created to support specific students whose IEPs indicate a need for more intense supervision and supports. The Instructional Assistant 1 is assigned to a specific student caseload to assist in the supervision and instruction of special needs students under the supervision of a certified special education teacher in the classroom. The Assistant will be responsible for observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; following behavior intervention plans; and providing general support as directed by the special education teacher.


Education: 48 college credits or an AA degree, or be able to demonstrate college level skills in spelling, reading, writing and math by passing a proficiency test.

Certificates & Licenses: None required. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) encouraged.

Experience: Job related experience is required.

Essential Functions:
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher to provide an opportunity for assigned special education students to participate in classroom activities.
  • Assists children with disabilities on and off the bus.
  • Assists students with breakfast, lunch, snack, clean-up, lavatory, clothing, personal hygiene and wash-up.
  • Confers with teachers on a regular basis to assist in evaluating special education student progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Implements academic instruction taught by a teacher for individuals or small groups to meet learning goals, as described by an IEP and/or district benchmarks.
  • Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions to assist in meeting special education students' needs and provide a consistent environment.
  • Instructs special education students (e.g. math groups, science experiments, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) to implement goals for remediation of student deficiencies and ensure students' success.
  • Maintains instructional materials and/or student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials, student files, checking papers, attendance, audio visual equipment, set up art/science projects, etc.).
  • Monitors special education students (e.g. lunch, playground, during life enrichment activities, etc.) to ensure a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Performs record keeping (daily data on instruction and/or behavior) and clerical functions (e.g. correcting papers, copying, instructional materials, etc.) in support of the teacher.
  • Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, etc.) and resolves immediate safety concerns.
  • Attends meetings and in-service presentations.
  • Assists other personnel in the completion of their work activities.

  • 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:
Salary Range:
$22,626.05 - $27,822.34 / Instructional Assistant I
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Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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