Federal Programs Preschool Instructional Assistant

Henrico County Public Schools | Highland Springs, VA, United States

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Posted Date 9/21/2022

Job Title

Federal Programs Preschool Instructional Assistant


Highland Springs, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS -Highland Springs Elementary

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 learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

Provides support services for the classroom preschool teacher.

Essential Duties

  • Reinforce curriculum through actively interacting with children.
  • Participate in the planning and implementing of daily instructional and non-instructional activities for all children
  • Actively engage children in the classroom, during lunch and outdoor play.
  • Accompany children to the bathroom.
  • Assist children with personal needs, when necessary (brushing teeth, washing hands, buttons, zippers, etc.)
  • Assist with record keeping, organization, and preparation of materials.
  • Communicate classroom needs and concerns to teacher.
  • Maintain confidentiality of classroom/child/family information.
  • Participate in training and workshops. Maintain a log of these activities.
  • Complete required training - (First Aid, CPR, and Child Abuse training).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and

  • Passing score - 455 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment (HCPS website for testing information), or
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university; or
  • Have a child development associate (CDA) credential; or
  • Be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years; and passed the Parapro Assessment; and
  • Paraprofessional autism certification is required or must be completed within 60-days of hire. Provided by HCPS at no cost.

Additional Information

The minimum salary for this 204-day, 7.25 hour per day position is $22,618 ($15.29 per hour).

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit an online application, upload your resume, upload, mail, fax, or hand-deliver three (3) signed written references, college transcripts or a copy of CDA credentials to:

Henrico County Public Schools

Department of Human Resources

P. O. Box 23120

3820 Nine Mile Road

Henrico, VA 23223

Fax: (804) 652-3763

Henrico County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

EOE/Accommodations Upon Request

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Main Organization

Public Schools

Public Schools

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


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