Job Description

Extended Learning Core Academic Instructor - Certified

Location: Desert Shadows Elementary School


$35.00per Hour/Timesheet

Dates:  Immediately

*This is a Timesheet Position Only*

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Core Academic Instructor - Certified is to provide extended academic learning opportunities for students. 


Reports to Principal


Essential Functions

Instructs students for the purpose of achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.


Instructs students for the purpose of developing positive attitudes toward learning and studying; developing self-confidence, self-concept and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.


Helps students for the purpose of developing the study skills necessary for academic success.   Helps students for the purpose of developing a high level of motivation in academic areas.


Maintains records on each student being tutored for the purpose of documenting student follow up and periodic assessment.


Provides academic instruction to assigned students either in a group or individually for the purpose of implementing instructional objectives ensuring students success.


Serves as a role model for students being served for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.


Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; preparing and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and punctuation.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; working with frequent interruptions.



Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere.


Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    Bachelor's degree in job-related area.



Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                        Arizona Teaching Certificate                                                           

Continuing Educ./Training              Clearances

                                                         Criminal Background Clearance       

                                                         Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

 FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Primary Location: Desert Shadows ES

Shift Type: Time Sheet

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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