Professional/ Administrative Positions

Supply Instructional Assistants

Posted 31/08/2018 10:31AM

The Elementary School at Lakeside and Tanjong Katong Campuses are adding to our supply list for Educational Assistants at a day rate of $60 / day. This position is as an 'on call' staff when our current full time instructional assistant is away.


Instructional Assistant - Classroom, ELL, Resource, Language Acquisition and Chinese Language

Reports To: Divisional Principal

Main Working Relationships: Teachers and students

Main Responsibilities: As a CIS Instructional Assistant you are part of a team of educators working together to provide the best learning environment for our students

As such, it is important for you to maintain:

  • Open lines of communication with your teacher, administrator, support staff and fellow instructional assistants
  • Confidentiality and privacy of information related to students and the workplace
  • Flexibility – on occasion you may be called upon to perform duties outside the specific scope of your job description
  • A willingness to involve yourself in school activities such as staff meetings, social functions and other school activities
  • Professional conduct as a representative of our school community Children are our first priority.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post secondary education and or certification in an education-related field
  • Prior experience working in an educational setting preferred General Responsibilities
  • Assist and guide students by demonstrating appropriate support, patience, kindness and caring
  • Develop students’ self-esteem and positive self-concept.
  • Supervise, observe and encourage positive student behaviour in a developmentally appropriate way, and in keeping with the values of our school
  • Model the CIS values of Excellence, Respect, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, and Generosity
  • Abide by the dress code of the school
  • Attend professional development and training sessions as a when required by the school

Specific Classroom Responsibilities Instructional Support

  • Under the guidance and direction of the classroom teacher provide instructional support to individuals and small groups of students.
  • Assist in implementing instructional plans and provide support and supervision while the teacher is engaged with others
  • Assist in monitoring student progress towards set learning goals and provide feedback, guidance and reinforce taught concepts where necessary
  • Help students compile portfolios in either digital or other formats
  • Dialogue with the teacher regarding student academic progress and behaviour
  • Confer with the teacher when necessary regarding student needs
  • Alert the teacher to any specific student concerns as they arise.

Teacher Support

  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of learning materials
  • Help keep track of classroom supplies that need to be ordered
  • Keep the classroom neat and orderly
  • Assist with displays of student work
  • Assist with classroom routines such as the collection or money, permission slips and keep accurate records of those transactions
  • Assist the teacher in tracking and maintaining accurate records of communication between the teacher and home 

Student Support

  • Safeguard the health, safety and well-being of students at all times.
  • Render basic first aid as and when necessary.
  • Assist students with matters of personal hygiene
  • Meet school buses and participate in morning supervision as required.
  • Supervise students during field trips and at school assemblies
  • Support student use of library material
  • Assist with lunch duties as needed
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Other duties assigned by the classroom teacher, school administrators or the school

Confidentially Requirements

  • All CIS staff are required to maintain confidentiality regarding students’ progress and needs and personal information.
  • Instructional assistants are not permitted to discuss a child’s academic/social development with parents directly. Any direct communication with parents must be carried out by the teacher.
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