Student Support Services | Belle Plaine Schools | Available: 06/03/2024 | Closing: Until filled


Special Education Paraprofessionals
Extended School Year – Summer 2024


General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate human support and administrative support work interacting with students, setting and cleaning up for classes and special activities, maintaining materials, carrying out special assignments and tasks under the direction of supervisors and classroom leaders, providing clerical support, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the classroom Teacher.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Interacts with students, teachers and/or parents by observing, supervising, inquiring, engaging in learning activities  and assisting students with classroom assignments and activities.
  • Sets up art supplies, books, sensory materials, etc. for classes; cleans up upon completion.
  • Distributes and cleans up; stocks and organizes.
  • Performs various maintenance duties including, organizing materials and supplies, rearranging learning areas, and updating emergency and safety knowledge.
  • Prepares room and materials including decorating and organizing.
  • Communicates with teacher, parents and other staff.
  • Provides guidance to students working through classroom activities and assignments.
  • Assists with reviewing and correcting classroom work.
  • Assists with monitoring student behavior; acts as a behavior model for students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching; general knowledge of classroom subject matter and teaching methods; general skill working with the student group assigned; general skill using standard office equipment and related hardware and software; general skill using standard classroom equipment and technology; ability to learn specialized equipment and software related to student group assigned; ability to deal effectively with students, parents and teachers; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents, students and associates.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and minimal experience working with the assigned student group, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements
Highly qualified paraprofessional license, or passing the para pro test.
Applicable district or department training will be provided and must be completed upon hire.
A background check is required upon hire.

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Please complete an online application.
Questions can be addressed to Mary Mesler, Speical Services Coordinator,