Drivers | Driver | HVED District Office | Available: 23-24 SY | Closing: until filled


Driver/Rider Special Education Paraprofessional
Location: TBD

Hiawatha Valley Education District is seeking Driver/Rider Special Education Paraprofessionals to ride the school bus with students to  our programs (7:30AM-8:45AM), then work as a Paraprofessional in our programs during the day. The Driver/Rider would then ride the bus from our programs (2:45PM-4:00PM) in the afternoon. The hours and exact assignment will be determined based on student enrollment.  The approximate work day will be 7:30 AM Р5:15 PM on student contact days.

RATE OF PAY: pay range is $17.50 to $25.00 per hour. Benefits package available.Appropriate Driver/Rider rates, as well as overtime rates will apply in any 40 hour week. 

  • Experience driving and transporting students is strongly preferred
  • Acceptable driving history, valid driver’s license, and ability to pass drivers background check and drivers training test is required¬†
  • Must meet highly qualified criteria: Associates Degree or higher degree, or meets Minnesota Certified ParaPro Assessment
  • Experience working with students with behavioral needs strongly preferred¬†
  • Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) preferred¬†
  • Ability to work with a team and take direction from supervising teacher

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):   

  • Drive students to and from programs and school districts.¬†
  • Maintain safety in vehicles at all times.¬†
  • In the classroom:
    • Assisting teachers in their teaching duties and other general responsibilities such as organizing teaching manuals, providing instructional support, rendering reinforcement activities, etc.
    • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. reinforcement of IEP goals and objectives, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives and student participation ¬†
    • Monitors special education students (e.g. classroom, field trips, lunchroom, playground, during life enrichment activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment


  • Office, lifting, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, keyboarding, etc.
  • Driving up to a 10-passenger van with students¬†
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

FLSA: non-exempt