Support Staff | Paraprofessional | Educational Assistants | Available: As soon as possible | Closing: Open until filled


Join our team. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Preschool Program is a Four Star Rated Parent Aware program that features highly qualified, experienced teachers who care about each student’s education and well-being. We offer a safe, nurturing environment that allows children to grow and succeed. Our preschool program is based on age-appropriate, researched-based fun activities that meet the needs of each child‚Äôs unique learning style.

Paraprofessional Position Headstart: The qualified applicant will work directly with the LPGE Instructional Staff to help meet the learning needs of the students.  This position is Monday through Friday
Qualifications: All education assistant applicants must have completed at least one of the following three requirements:                                       

  • At least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • An associate degree or higher; or
  • A¬†paraprofessional certification

Inquires to:
Brad Evenson
Community Education Director

Position Purpose


Р Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties such as proctoring study halls to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program, such as curriculum development.



Essential Job Functions


Р Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 


Р Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.


Р Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.


Р Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.


Р Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.


Р Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.


Р Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.


Р Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.


Р Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.


Р Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.


Р Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.


Р Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.


Р Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.


Р Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.



Additional Duties:


Р Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.


Р Perform any other related duties as assigned.


Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.





Р Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.



Travel Requirements


Р Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Р Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.


Р Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.


Р Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).


Р Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.


Р Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.


Р Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.


Р Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.


Р Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.


Р Effective writing and verbal communication skills.



Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards


Р Works in standard office and school building environments.


Р Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.


Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.



Qualifications Profile

  • at least two years of college credits (usually 60 credits in Minnesota) through an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • an associate‚Äôs or higher degree; or¬†
  • a passing score on a valid and reliable formal assessment (Paraprofessional Assessments) demonstrating the knowledge and ability to assist with instruction in reading/language arts, writing, mathematics or readiness for each.¬†[34 CFR 200.58]


FLSA Status:             Non-exempt