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Substitute Educational Assistant and Support Staff

at Ames Community School District

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1201

Job Description

Join Ames Community School District, where your journey matters!

Ames Community School District is seeking Substitute Educational Assistant as well as Secretaries, Media Technologists, and Health Associates for the 2019-2020 school year.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support teachers in meeting the needs of students in all classrooms including special education
  • Support academic instruction with small groups of students
  • Supervise students during other components of the school day
  • Accept work assignments on-call


  • Must have one of the following prior to employment:
    • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education
    • Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree
    • Achieved a passing score through formal assessment demonstrating the ability to assist in academic instruction
    • Completion of paraprofessional certification through the Board of Educational Examiners
  • Ability to relate effectively to children with different academic and behavioral needs
  • Ability to physically lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to bend, lift, sit on floor, run short distances, and assist physically active students

Hourly Pay Rate: Between $11.20 to $13.20 depending upon level



  • Great customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Communicate in a manner that is welcoming and supportive of all cultures
  • Experience with computer applications, preferably google sheets, google docs, excel, word processing, Apple OS

Hourly Pay Rate: $15.65


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the school nurse to ensure the safe and efficient operation of health care services at the building level
  • Administer first aid and prescribed medications in the school setting
  • Administer student Epi-pen in emergencies
  • Greet and accommodate students, parents, and staff: handles incoming telephone calls and takes messages as appropriate
  • Assist in maintaining health records
  • Certified Medical Assistant preferred

Hourly Pay Rate: $14.65 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform minor maintenance, installation, periodic cleaning, and diagnostic routines on AV equipment and computers
  • Provide on-call emergency technical assistance for AV and computer equipment and software
  • Assist teachers, students, and staff in the proper use and operation of AV equipment, computers, and software
  • Monitor student behavior in media center
  • Monitor use of auditorium and oversee sound and light setup  


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Basic knowledge of library practices and ability to maintain required confidentiality 
  • Knowledge of AV equipment, computer hardware, software applications, and computer operations
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups
  • Post high school education in related field or the equivalent in experience preferred 

Hourly Pay Rate: $13.25

Candidates for the above substitute positions, please complete an application online at:

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It is the policy of the Ames Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Kristin Johnson, Director of Human Resources,, District Offices, 2005 24th St. Ames, IA 50010.  

Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Part-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Mary Sailor
Title Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Applications will be accepted
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:59 PM
(Central Standard Time)