Job Description

Salary placement= $16.08 to $19.74 per hour, depending on level of education and experience. Grade 105 or 108 depending on level of education.

PEER is our after-school program for students grades K-8. 

The PEER Instructional Assistant is a part-time position. It is a great opportunity for:

  • Student teachers
  • Those attending college or university
  • Individuals that love kids, are energetic and enjoy a flexible work schedule.



  • Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position and assumes responsibility for attending district training needed to successfully perform designated responsibilities as directed by supervisor.
  • Works cooperatively with the full-time PEER Instructional Assistant to provide an enriching experience for children.
  • Helps prepare and maintains program materials.
  • Assists with students and provides tutoring to small groups.
  • Safeguards the health and safety of the children in the program.
  • Attends workshops as directed.
  • Maintains courteous, working relationships with parents and other adults associated with the program.
  • Performs other program-related functions assigned by the Building Principal and/or PEER Director.


  • Supervises students.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:     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.



  • Ability to read and interpret written information related to classroom instruction, as provided by teacher.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Prefer one year experience of working in a classroom with children.
  • Experience working with recreational or educational programs preferred.
  • Minimum of 60+ college semester credits (AA degree) preferred.


  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal 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.


  • Bilingual/Spanish speaker preferred.
  • Ability to pass a proficiency test in Math,Reading and Grammar (75%).
  • Willing to work additional hours during school half-days, if requested.
  • Must have patience working with children, learn new skills, flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to work well with children, staff, and parents.
  • Follows written and oral directions and completes assignments given, is self-directed and works without direct supervision, able to work with individuals and groups of students to support academics and behavior management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:     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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally

push, lift or position up to 50 lbs., such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.  Duties are performed indoors and sometimes outdoors.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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.


The PEER IA is a part-time position that is not eligible for benefits. The salary range is $14.00 to $16.87 per hour depending on level of education and experience. 

The following required items will be collected at the time of hire if you are selected for this position:

  • Proof of your MMR vaccination
  • Proof of a current negative TB skin test
  • Proof of your Pertussis vaccination
  • 4 current letters of recommendation
  • Proof of your high school diploma or GED
  • If applicable, official sealed college transcripts showing the award of your AA degree or 60-semester credits of 100 or higher courses, grade C or better. 
  • A valid DPS fingerprint clearance card. 

All PEER positions require a valid Arizona DPS Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to your start date. The cost for this card is $67.00. To apply online for an IVP card please visit: to start the process as soon as possible.

Primary Location: DISTRICT WIDE

Shift Type: Part-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Curtis Johnson
Title PEER Program Coordinator

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, December 1, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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