FERGUS FALLS SUPPORT STAFF | 544 SUPPORT | Fergus Falls Public Schools


The Fergus Falls School District is seeking to fill a para educator position at our Area Learning Center (ALC) beginning with the 2024-25 school year.
This position is scheduled to work 7 hrs/day during student contact days. Salary ranges from $18.75-$20.30/hour (based off of the 2023-24 contract).

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Immediate


  1. High School diploma and two years of college or tech courses preferred
  2. First Aid certification or ability to receive certification
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of computers and relevant programs
  4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may find appropriate and acceptable

To provide support to students to promote academic progress, appropriate participation, and contribute to the cohesive functioning of the Area Learning Center.
The tasks listed below are not intended to limit other tasks that might reasonably be assigned as necessary.
1.     Supervise students before school, during morning/afternoon breaks, lunch period, and other non-teaching times as necessary. 
2.     Manage student behavior, promoting problem solving and self-regulation.
3.     Support students to emotionally regulate.
4.     Utilize a school-wide behavior management plan.
5.     Assist students with academic assignments in the classroom.
6.     Attendance: Check and enter daily attendance; Call parents to verify absences; Assist with truancy letters 
7.     Breakfast/lunch period supervision: Use District’s software program to monitor and track student food accounts; Distribute second breakfast
8.     Care for sick and/or injured students; administer medications as needed. 
9.     Make copies as needed for teaching staff. 
10.    Assist on field trips. 
11.    In-service participation as required.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: August 28, 2024 (approximately)

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email HR at or call 218-998-0544, ext. 9010.
Background Check Upon Conditional Offer: Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. 

The Fergus Falls Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.