Instructional Assistant (FT), Taylor Co. Schools, Campbellsville, KY

Taylor County Primary School is hiring for Full Time Instructional Assistant in Campbellsville, KY.


LENGTH OF WORK YEAR:  181 days (may vary according to position)

DIVISION:  Instructional


Any combination equivalent to:

  • high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law
  • some experience in working with children in an organized setting.
  • achievement of Highly Qualified status by passing the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment test. (Successful completion of 64 college hours will substitute for paraeducator test.)


Assist a certificated teacher in providing instruction to individual or small groups; monitors and reports student progress.


Instructional Assistant 1 incumbents assist a certificated teacher by performing a variety of support functions in a regular classroom setting.  Instructional Assistant II incumbents work within a complex program typically requiring additional skills and characterized by increased independence of action.


  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing and implementing instruction as directed by the teacher; maintain records of student progress.
  • Participate as member of an instructional team including remediation teams.
  • Prepare and organize lessons as directed by the teacher; administer and score a variety of tests according to established guidelines; assist in determining English proficiency of identified students.
  • Assist in administering diagnostic and other tests; score and record test information.
  • Monitor and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; check and assist students with lab work as necessary.
  • Perform routine clerical duties such as preparation of instructional and classroom materials; operate copy machines; maintain classroom records; maintain attendance records.
  • Provide support to the teacher by setting up work areas, displays and exhibits, operating audio-visual equipment, operating educational training equipment and distributing and collecting paper and supplies.
  • Assist in overseeing students while in labs; provide for supplies inventory as necessary.
  • Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.
  • Confer, as needed, with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.
  • Contact parents of students who are absent; make home visits as necessary.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Direct group activities of students as assigned; assist in monitoring lunchroom and playground activities as assigned; assist in emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips.
  • Participate in meeting and in-service training programs as assigned.

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