Part-Time Instructional Assistant


Ability Matters is seeking caring, team-oriented candidates who are eager to lead and embrace

that we are all more alike than we are different, and who are dedicated to changing lives,

impacting the world and shaping the future positively with love, learning and unique and creative inclusion practices.

The Instructional Assistant is responsible for collaborating with Paraprofessionals in order to provide a high level of service to individuals with disabilities and fully implement their IEPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Inspires through active learning
  • Assists students who struggle with social norms/expectations and sensory issues with learning needs
  • Assists in training of Paraprofessionals
  • Implements and monitors IEP and/or ISP goals
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with all IEP’s for consumers served by the team
  • Works closely with the team to develop programming ideas
  • Assists in creating lesson plans and programming for students
  • Assists in training staff on completing educational programming
  • Provides direct service weekly with students and observes teams as needed
  • Provide behavioral supports
  • Provides accurate data reporting for behavior and IEP goals


  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree and one-year experience in I/DD or education field
  • Possess and maintain Ohio Department of Education Instructional Assistant License for Ohio Autism Scholarship Program
  • Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on tasks
  • Possess and maintain First Aid and CPR training
  • Pass and maintain all required DODD training offerings
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug test
  • Possess and maintain a driving record with less than six (6) points
* Ability Matters is an equal opportunity employer and stands committed to affirmative action.
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