Paraeducator | Instructional | Irondale High School


Position:  Instructional Paraeducator
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 6.50 hours per day with 30 minute unpaid break (7.0 total hrs/day)
Start Date:  September 3, 2024
Pay: 26.38/hour per the paraeducator labor agreement
Benefits:  Medical, Dental, Life and Paid Time Off in accordance with the paraeducator summary of benefits

* Preferred – Multilingual

Required Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
    • Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
    • Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment or a passing score on Paraeducator Online.¬† (For more information on these assessments contact Mounds View Public Schools Community Education at¬† or for information on the¬†ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or¬†
  • Must possess and display excellent human relations skills when dealing with staff,¬†students, and community.¬† Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.¬† Ability to get along with other people and have patience in dealing with parents and students.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to students staff and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to communicate with students, staff and community.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.¬† Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability perform basic mathematical computations and interpret data related to student performance.
  • Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of multiple software packages.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.¬†¬†


  • Under the direction of certified teacher, provides assistance both to teachers and students in implementing lesson plans.¬† May work closely on an individual basis with students requiring close supervision and special assistance.¬† Provides support, explanation, re-teaching and discipline.¬†
  • Guide and work through lesson plans and projects with individual students or small groups by assisting with assignments correcting tasks, assessing comprehension level, and recording results as established by teacher.¬† Conduct tests and informal quizzes to assess students’ mastery of learned materials or appropriate program placement.¬† Assist teacher in assessing and tracking student progress.
  • ¬†Explain and interpret class assignments; instruct students in use of learning materials, computers, equipment, and texts.
  • ¬†Supervise vocational education students in performing tasks in office, classroom and other sites in building, including instruction and discipline as needed.
  • ¬†Monitor and evaluate behaviors of students at risk, discuss expectations of appropriate behavior with students based on school and district policy and individual needs of students.¬† Help determine and carry out consequences.¬† Recommends ideas, identifies problems or participate in problem solving discussions at meetings.
  • ¬†Assist students in reading books, records results and administers rewards; help students get to class and assist students during meals.
  • ¬†Chaperones students during away from school activities.
  • ¬†Locates, advises or otherwise assists students in securing materials, books, reference materials or other information needed for class assignments.
  • ¬†Performs some clerical functions: maintains office, grades¬† and attendance records; files student papers, update cum folders, copies items needed by staff for meetings and presentations; types instructional sheets, and update computer records.
  • ¬†Maintains class room or facility in clean up, putting away of equipment, cleaning desks and other areas to maintain orderly facility.
  • ¬†Other duties as necessary or assigned.