Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deerfield High School - Instructional Assistant Position

Township High School District 113 Position Description


Position Title:                         Instructional Assistant Tier I
Department:                            College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)
Building:                                  Deerfield High School
Reports To:                            College Counselors and Counseling Chair
Hours:                                     7 1/2 Hours/Day/183 Days/Total = 1372.5 Hours
Application Deadline:             Open until filled

Deerfield High School has a job opening for a College & Career Resource Center (CCRC) Specialist to work alongside the College Counselors in the College & Career Resource Center.  This position is perfect for someone interested in going back to school to attain school counseling certification.  It is an hourly, ten-month position that spans the traditional school day so it affords the person the opportunity to take evening and summer classes while maintaining full-time employment. 

The CCRC Specialist will perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to overseeing the Resource Center, assisting students with applications/essays, maintaining Naviance (database) as well as Parchment (transcript program) and managing about 20 local scholarships.  Excellent communication, technological, and organizational skills and a genuine desire to work with students are required. 

  • Ability to work with students and adults in a positive manner.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Possess common sense, problem-solving skills and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with supervisory situations.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to set goals and establish methods for achieving these goals.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Mathematical and analytical skills appropriate for the position.
  • The ability to understand social and cultural diversity.
  • Appropriate technological skills coupled with the willingness to learn required skills.
  • The ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality of information.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed 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.

Minimum of 30 hours of college credit required. Some experience with counseling or college admissions preferred.    

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, write, type, speak, and listen.  In addition the employee may occasionally be required to bend, twist, reach and climb.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and distant vision.  Ability to work in office environment, sitting, standing, light lifting, filing, operate office machines and computer, communicate with staff and others.  Occasional lifting, otherwise non-demanding office activities.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet/moderate to loud.  The employee is frequently required to interact with the other staff.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being and of students.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position.  This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.