Substitute- Instructional Assistant- Preschool Program (1295)

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TitleSubstitute- Instructional Assistant- Preschool Program
Posting ID1295

                                                 POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

                                                 2016 - 2017 SCHOOL YEAR


DATE:                     SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

TO:                        ALL DISTRICT PERSONNEL


RE:                        JOB OPENING – LOCATION VARIES




Rate:                      $11.25 per hour

Starting Date:          As needed basis




To assist teachers in instructional activities and working with children.




  • Assist the classroom team in the instruction of children, with and without disabilities, in a developmental appropriate preschool environment
  • Provide instruction to support children’s development across the five developmental domains (cognition, communication, social-emotional, adaptive and motor).
  • Assist in the classroom implementation of Early Childhood Positive Behavior Supports in facilitating the social-emotional development of children.
  • Support implementation of an individual education plan for each child through individual and small and large group instruction.
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining accurate written records, including ongoing assessments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms of data collection to document the progress of all children), including children at risk and children with disabilities
  • Assist the teacher in planning and preparation of the learning environment, setting up interest areas, and preparing
  • Assist with meal services and meal reports
  • Perform other tasks to assist the teacher such as computer data entry children’s self-care (toilet training or diapering), riding the bus with children
  • Assist in the supervision of children in the classroom as well as other settings, such as the cafeteria and/or playground
  • Perform other duties, as assigned




  • One year experience in working with preschool age children preferred
  • Valid First Aid/ and Pediatric CPR, must be obtained within 30 days of hire
  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Food Handlers card must be obtained within 30 days of hire
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, mathematics, and a basic understanding of subjects and conditions in which the Instructional Assistant is to provide assistance
  • Type with accuracy, using a word processing program on the computer, comfortable with data entry as well as office machines and audio-visual equipment as needed
  • Knowledge of preschool classroom practices and procedures and school operations and personnel preferred
  • Ability to project a pleasant manner and relate well to children and their requests for assistance
  • Flexibility and patience in supervising and instructing children with a variety of skill levels
  • Ability to plan and organize materials for use in instruction
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate appropriately and effectively, both orally and in writing, with children, parents, and staff
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about children and staff
  • Bilingual skills preferred




Moderate degree of physical stamina, with frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds required in the physical assistance of children. Ability to move freely to various locations within the classroom and other supervisory settings (cafeteria/playground).  Frequent standing, walking, sitting, and bending.  Exposure to noise and activity of a school setting.  Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.Classified Instructions:

If you are a  Classified Permanent, Temporary or Substitute employee you will click on the word “Internal”, which is located on the top right of the screen. You will be taken to a section where you will fill out minimal basic personal information. The minimal basic personal section is a one- time only registration. You will then be taken to the Classified Transfer Request Form. In the future, if your personal information (name, address, phone number, or location) changes, it is your responsibility to update those changes in the system.


Apply at:


External Applicant Instructions:

If you are an External Applicant applying for a Temporary or Permanent position, you will complete the EXTERNAL TalentEd application.  Please see link above.


Position will stay open until applicant pool is full.


David Douglas School District Drug Testing and Criminal Background check

Per district policy all offers of employment shall be contingent upon the successful passing of a district required drug test and criminal background check.  David Douglas School District’s Human Resources will designate where and when the testing will be conducted.  The offer of employment will be withdrawn from candidates who test positive for drugs.

Shift TypeSubstitute
Salary Range$11.25 / Hourly

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/28/2016