Job Classification: Instructional Services


Job Title: Instructional Assistant - General



The job of “Instructional Assistant” is done under the direct or indirect supervision of a licensed staff member for the purpose/s of assisting the classroom teacher with the instruction and supervision of students. The Instructional Assistant also performs clerical duties and monitors student behavior. Employees in this classification do not supervise others.








Education: High School diploma or equivalent; 72 quarter hours of accredited college or equivalent education or passing score on Work Keys Test.


Experience: Prior job related experience paid or volunteer with school age children.  


Skills: Operate a computer, office machines, telephone and other technology equipment. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization skills. Skills to perform instructional activities, communicate with parents, students, staff and community, basic arithmetic calculations, operate standard office equipment, use English in verbal and written form, use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling, and perform basic clerical functions.


Knowledge: Knowledge of principles of child development, instructional processes.


Abilities: Work harmoniously with others. Work and communicate effectively with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job. Work independently without supervision, and with minimum oral/written instructions. Ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, maintain confidentiality of student records, meet schedules and deadlines, read/interpret/apply rules, regulations and  policies. Ability to rapidly learn methods and materials used in a variety of instructional situations. Significant physical abilities include lifting/reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity, moving to various locations within the classroom and school.


Continuing Education/Training Clearances: Pre-employment criminal justice fingerprint clearance and criminal background check.



  1. In an eight-hour day employee may:
  1. Employee may use hands for repetitive:
  1. Employee may use feet for repetitive movement as in operating foot controls:
  1. Employee may need to:
  1. Lifting:

The Forest Grove School District is an equal opportunity employer and provides services to the public on an equal opportunity basis and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of public services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, citizenship or marital status.


Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the Forest Grove School District, 503-359-2414.