Autism Instructional Assistant Job at Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS

  • Olathe Public Schools
  • Olathe, KS

Job Description

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Paraprofessional Educator/Autism Instruction Assistant
*(Registered Behavior Technician preferred and/or could gain supervision hours)

HOURS OF WORK : Hours Daily / 172 Calendar Days Yearly

STATUS: Classified - Non-Exempt, Full Time


This position is responsible for assisting in the care, instruction, and supervision of students with additional needs in the classroom, resource room or self-contained classroom.

This position is expected to assist in clerical tasks, monitor student behavior, and provide feedback.

This position is part of the paraeducator team and reports to the Choose an item. certified staff.


  • Accommodate Individual Educational Program (IEP) students for class participation.
  • Assist students with aggressive and challenging behaviors.
  • Attend in-service training, unit meetings, and workshops.
  • Implement behavioral and educational plans designed by the IEP team.
  • Instruct students in group and individual settings to meet IEP goals.

  • Maintain data providing accurate information regarding student progress.
  • Monitor students providing a positive and safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Provide certified staff data and support regarding students' IEP development.
  • Support students in addressing personal care and restroom needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Position related experience is preferred.
  • Title I schools require 48 college hours or competition of Title l Assessments.


  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High degree of confidentiality, motivation, and responsibility.
  • Highly collaborative team player.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, etc.).
  • 20-hour in-service training required annually.


This position requires the performance of heavy work and requires the ability to exert up to 80 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, and 20 pounds of force constantly. This position requires frequent balancing, carrying, climbing, crawling, crouching, fine finger dexterity, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, sitting, standing, stooping, and walking.

The position must be able to discern and prepare data with adequate visual acuity to communicate information with staff and students. The position requires moving between buildings and at times remaining in a stationary position.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. This document describes the position currently available. Olathe Public Schools reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

Olathe Public Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs, activities or employment as required by applicable federal and state laws.

CLEARANCES REQUIRED : Background Clearance, Physical Abilities Screening, and TB Test.

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