Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 6/03/2024

Job Title

Instructional Assistant Exceptional Education


Henrico, VA, US

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About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission:

Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

Under the guidance of the Exceptional Education teacher, provides instructional or behavioral support to allow special education students to achieve instructional or behavioral goals and objectives.

Essential Duties

Under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher the Instructional Assistant:

  • Provides one on one instruction or tutoring with students
  • Assists with classroom management and behavior modification
  • Assists with field trips, community-based instruction, and other activities
  • Assists students with personal care tasks, including but not limited to, hygiene, diapering, toileting and wash-up routines
  • Assists students with mobility needs such as, lifting and positioning students, lifting in and out of wheelchairs; and loading and unloading the bus and operates adaptive equipment
  • Collects data on student performance and progress
  • Assists with creation, organization, and distribution of instructional materials
  • Reports student concerns directly and promptly to the teacher and assists with student resolution
  • Assist with implementation of behavior management plans
  • Assists with breakfast, lunch and snack, including clean-up
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Regular attendance is required

Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 to 50 pounds occasionally, and may assist, move, or restrain students when required to intervene in student safety issues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, walk, stand, and hear.

General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in special education classrooms; ability to maintain records and confidentiality; ability to operate audio visual, standard office and computer equipment; ability to operate adaptive equipment; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students and administrators.

Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or equivalent. 42 semester hours from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Paraprofessional autism certification is required or must be completed within 60-days of hire. Provided by HCPS at no cost. Employees who do not possess a minimum of 42 college credits are strongly encouraged to complete the ParaPro Assessment within 60-days of hire. Upon receipt of passing scores, HCPS will reimburse the test fee. ( for testing information).

Additional Information

The minimum salary for this 10-month/204-day/7.25 hour per day position is $26,879. The annual salary for this position will be prorated based upon the official start date.

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit a complete online application to include:

  1. Resume,
  2. College Transcripts or ParaPro Scores

If you are unable to upload the documents, you may mail them to:

Henrico County Public Schools

3820 Nine Mile Road - Attn: Human Resources

Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

EOE/Accommodations Upon Request

Minimum Salary

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Main Organization

Public Schools

Public Schools

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Salary26,879.00 Annual

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