Paraprofessional | Highly Qualified Teacher Paraprofessional | Tanglen Elementary


Hours of Work: Variable Hours – 1.0 FTE
Salary/Hourly Rate: 
$20.70 or above – depending on qualifications

Provides delegated health services and support in order to promote the health and well-being of students so they can be successful learners.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Performs routine first aid care to students and staff with injuries and illness, and conducts standardized first aid follow-up procedures.
  • Performs non-routine (emergency) first aid care to students and staff with injuries and illnesses; determines the injury or illness and the proper standardized first aid treatment activity and follow-up procedures.
  • Determines the need to alert parents, LSN, and/or activate the EMS system.
  • Provides care to students with chronic medical conditions as delegated by the LSN.
  • Administers medication as delegated by the LSN; recognizes and reports suspected reactions to LSN and parent(s) and monitor student as necessary.
  • Uses safe practices when implementing OSHA guidelines with occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens and infectious agents.
  • Communicates with LSN, staff, and parents about student health concerns and needs.
  • Maintains clerical records and correct counts on medications.
  • Monitors, orders, and maintains health office supplies.
  • Maintains daily visit logs; prepares accident reports and infectious disease reports.
  • Maintains and monitors records of student immunization, emergency and health information in school records and correspondence as delegated by LSN.
  • Maintains staff emergency contact information.
  • Maintains student food allergy information. 
  • Performs new student and kindergarten health check lists.
  • Maintains Health Office daily treatment schedule.
  • Records results of student health screenings.
  • Follows third party billing protocol and procedures as directed.
  • Promotes and supports the overall mission of the District by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. 

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.

Education and Experience:

  • Two (2) years post-secondary education OR a passing ParaPro Score.
  • One (1) year of health services experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Driver’s license.
  • Red Cross Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge:

  • State & Federal laws and regulatory issues governing public health, including rules & regulations of the Minnesota Department of health and other governing agencies.
  • Public health and safety protocols and regional healthcare issues.
  • Nutrition and health maintenance issues for children and young adults.
  • Regional community service agencies and other governmental assistance programs. 
  • Principles of record keeping and confidential records and file management.
  • Customer service and public relations methods and practices.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Required Skills:

  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Analyzing and identifying healthcare problems and coordinating efforts with the licensed school nurse to recommend effective solutions.
  • Maintaining calm demeanor in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities. 
  • Commitment to the District mission, which is to ensure high quality, innovative, challenging education where all learners are valued and respected.
  • Performing assigned responsibilities in a manner consistent with the District’s established Core Values.
  • Advancing the District’s mission and values through careful attention to the key issues of Learning, Environment, and Resources.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work is performed in a standard office environment and school health clinic setting which requires moderate physical strength and agility to include sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching and occasional lifting, moving and carrying of up to 20 pounds; requires manual dexterity and visual acuity to perform required job tasks; performance of duties is subject to exposure to hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, and air/blood borne pathogens; must be capable of responding to emergencies at the school site in a timely manner and performing CPR.

Work is performed in a school setting.
Occasional travel required to locations throughout the District.