Support Staff | Paraprofessional | Long Prairie Grey Eagle Elementary | Available: Immediate | Closing: Open until filled


The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public School is looking for dedicated members who want to make a difference in the lives of each and every student who walks through our doors.  We are a small school located in central Minnesota. We are a hours drive from St. Cloud, 2 hour drive from the Twin Cities, 30 minutes for Alexandria, and 3 hours from Duluth. We are surrounded by area lakes, parks, and have one of the last Drive-In Movie theatres in Minnesota. We have a diverse community consisting of European, Mexican, Caribbean, and other nationalities. Fifty two percent of our student population identifies as Hispanic. Todd County is also home of an active Amish population. We serve the communities of Grey Eagle, Burtrum, and Long Prairie.

We are a district that believes in providing quality professional development and mentoring to our students. We provide periodic staff development days to provide training and provide work time between quarters. We have one to one student devices with a technology coordinator, tech assistant, and a part-time technology integrationist. We have robusts community and 21st century education programs that provide enrichment activities, classes, and opportunities for our students before and after school. We provide after school and summer programming to all students in our district. We partner with local mental health providers to provide additional supports to both students and adults. We value teaching the whole child and want to find team members who share this philosophy.

If you are interested in joining our energetic team and seeing what central Minnesota has to offer, check out our job description below.

Paraprofessional-Bilingual Preferred (but not required): The qualified applicant will work directly with the LPGE Instructional Staff to help meet the learning needs of the students.  These positions are Monday through Friday
Qualifications: All education assistant applicants must have completed at least one of the following three requirements:                                       

  • At least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • An associate degree or higher; or
  • A¬†paraprofessional certification

Inquires to:
Tammy Cebulla

Position Purpose


Р Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.



Essential Job Functions


Р Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 


Р Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.


Р Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.


Р Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.


Р Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.


Р Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.


Р Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.


Р Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.


Р Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.


Р Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.


Р Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.


Р Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.


Р Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.


Р Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.



Additional Duties:


Р Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.


Р Perform any other related duties as assigned.


Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.





Р Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.



Travel Requirements


Р Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Р Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.


Р Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.


Р Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).


Р Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.


Р Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.


Р Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.


Р Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.


Р Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.


Р Effective writing and verbal communication skills.



Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards


Р Works in standard office and school building environments.


Р Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.


Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.



Qualifications Profile


Р Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:


Р High School diploma or equivalent.


Р Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.


Р Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.


FLSA Status:             Non-exempt