Columbia Gorge Education Service District

Instructional Assistant- Part Time (2023-24-8 CGESD (EI-ECSE))

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleInstructional Assistant- Part Time
Posting ID2023-24-8 CGESD (EI-ECSE)

Please note that CGESD is currently in negotiations for the 2023-25 Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is expected to increase pay scales slightly, but the exact amount is not yet know. The wages posted are based on the 2022-23 salary schedule.


This position is part-time for the 2023-24 fiscal year, but may have the potential to grow in subsequent years.


Title: Instructional Assistant

Department: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Classification: Classified

Supervised by: Program Director or Superintendent

Work Year: 185 days or as Assigned by Superintendent

Job Purpose Statement:


To provide instructional assistance and support to pre-school children with disabilities in self-contained Early Childhood Special Education classrooms, fully integrated classrooms or other settings as specified in Individual Family Service Plans.


Job Qualifications: Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent; 
  • 72 quarter hours of accredited college or equivalent education or successfully passed Work Keys Test in the areas of Math, Reading, and Business Writing Preferred (Required for Title I Funded Programs)

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required: 

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
  • Valid Driver’s License and evidence of insurability
  • Successfully pass district background screening

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. · 

  • Knowledge of basic teaching methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of program instructional materials and their uses.
  • Knowledge of effective student management techniques.
  • Knowledge of current office and classroom practices and procedures.
  • Ability to enjoy interaction with and effectively supervise students.
  • Ability to instruct a wide variety of students in a number of different situations.
  • Ability to understand the phases and temperaments of children and young adolescents at different growth and maturity levels.
  • Ability to pass and “physically demonstrate" the physical restraint of students under the Oregon State Restraint and CPI Guidelines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in stressful situations.
  • Ability to operate basic office and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to accurately perform alphabetizing, record-keeping and filing procedures.
  • Ability to accurately transfer, record and convey information and materials, as required by the position.
  • Ability to abide by the confidentiality rights of students and parents.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assists in implementation of Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), any and all aspects, as outlined by the classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager and Superintendent. This includes assisting children with personal care needs and following any medical or feeding protocols.
  2. Assists with field trips and assemblies.
  3. Assists in the maintenance of an attractive and clean learning environment.
  4. Assists in data keeping as prescribed by classroom teacher, Program Manager and/or Superintendent.
  5. Assists in preparation of teaching aids and/or materials.
  6. Assists in implementing behavioral programs under direction of classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager and/or Superintendent.
  7. Maintains strict confidentiality. Does not relate any information to parents or other personnel outside the school environment. Refers all inquiries to classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager and/or Superintendent.
  8. Meets frequently with classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager, pre-school consultant and/or service coordinator for purposes of planning or evaluation of instruction.
  9. Attends all required meetings called by the classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager, or Superintendent.
  10. Functions as an integral member of the building staff and is responsible to classroom teacher, EI/ECSE Program Manager, and/or Superintendent.
  11. Must establish and maintain a positive working relationship with ESD and district personnel.


Educational Skills: 


Language & Communication:

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and explain pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients, customers, and/or the general public
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals or groups.




  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.  
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to make accurate mathematical computations or apply standardized statistical procedures.



Reasoning Ability: 

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Workplace Expectations: 

  • Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech and dress in a neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting. 
  • Have regular and punctual attendance. 
  • Confer regularly with other ESD staff, ESD Districts, and immediate supervisor. 
  • Follow all District policies, work procedures and reasonable requests by proper authority. 
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to a student, family, colleague or District patron. 
  • Demonstrates professional character in all job responsibilities. Displays courteous, polite disposition, exercising tact and diplomacy. Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the agency.
  • Attend trainings related to professional growth to stay current on best practices.
Shift TypePart Time .50 FTE
Salary Range$16.35 - $21.52 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/30/2023

Job Contact

NameKristen SlattTitleDIrector