Paraeducator Special Education – Intervener
Full Time  183 days/6.5 hrs/day

Location:  Sorteberg ECC

Under supervision, Special Education Intervener paras teams with Special Education classroom teacher, teacher of deaf/hard of hearing, teacher of blind/visually impaired, and other related services to provide the student with appropriate communication strategies to foster self-expression and independence.  Intervener is knowledgeable in a variety of techniques used to support a student with combined vision and hearing losses to make progress in the special education curriculum.
Special Education Intervener para’s specific duties are individualized according to the needs of the student and the profile of the current educational placement, and may include the following:


  • Work intensively with students who are deaf / blind.
  • Follow student’s IEP, modifications, and instructional techniques recommended by related service staff. 
  • Create, modify, or obtain instructional, experiential learning, or Assistive Technology (AT) materials as needed.
  • Accompany and support student across all environments for all school-sponsored activities.
  • Foster independence and internal motivation.
  • Participate in ongoing, approved training processes in the area of deaf/blindness.  
  • May provide and support personal care.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

TRAINING:  Will need to participate in training provided by the state.

Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Individuals applying for the position of Special Education Intervenor Paraeducator must agree to participate in training on deaf culture, sign language and blindness.  Special Education will support the training efforts of the individual selected for this position.  Personal Care Assistant certification required to be completed within 30 days of start date.  Must be physically working in the building.  Ability to work effectively with students with disabilities.  Good communications, interpersonal and recordkeeping skills.  Ability / desire to work cooperatively with department and district staff.  Ability to take direction.  Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing an assigned day.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.  Ability to perform position responsibilities, including physical factors, work devices, materials handling, data functions and people functions, but not limited to:  toileting, feeding and self care procedures, implementing behavioral management program; maintaining student data; working with students who may display aggressive, abusive or inappropriate verbal and/or physical behavior.

Preferred Qualifications:  Completion of interpreter training program preferred.  Experience working with students who are deaf/blind preferred.  Proficient using American Sign Language preferred.

Rate of Pay:
$17.50/hour, or up DOQ with K-12 experience
$19.10/hour with AA/AAS degree or 60 semester/90 quarter credits from a regionally accredited institution, or up DOQ with K-12 experience
$19.90/hour with BA degree from a regionally accredited institution, or up DOQ with K-12 experience
Special Ed Paras serving Centerbased students and classrooms 50 percent or more of their time shall receive an additional $0.50 per hour.
Special Ed Paras at Bridges, Pathways, or River Trail Learning Center shall receive an additional $1.00/hour.

Start Date:  ASAP after closing.

All Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin Schools online application at

Questions about this position:
Please contact the school directly with any questions about this position.
For Educational Service Center (ESC) positions, contact the Special Education Department.