Support Staff | Special Education Paraprofessional | Districtwide | Available: 08/30/2022


Crookston Public Schools is seeking  motivated and dedicated individuals to support our learning environment at Washington Elementary, Highland Elementary, and Crookston High School.  We are seeking a full-time Paraprofessional, 7-8 hours per day, for the 2022-2023 and beyond school years.  Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; preferred candidate would have two years of post-secondary education.  Salary range for this position is from $15.17 – $17.69 per hour, depending on experience.  Crookston Public Schools offers a very competitive benefit package, including life & health insurance benefits, paid sick leave & personal leave, and paid holidays.  Candidate must submit to a criminal background investigation.

Under the supervision of a classroom teacher, the paraprofessional will provide instructional assistance to students in need of academic intervention services.  Paraprofessionals should be of good personal character and have knowledge of and the ability to assist in a classroom environment; adequately collaborate with teachers and staff; interact effectively with special needs students and care for their emotional health and safety; assist students with self-help skills; strive to promote dignity in all relationships; and maintain confidentiality.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students in achieving academic success
  • Working with students who may be aggressive or disruptive in class
  • Behavior aupport which includes physical management (training provided upon hire)
  • Personal Care
  • Social integration
  • Consultation and collaboration with Special Education and Regular Education Teachers as well as related service staff 
  • Any and all other duties as may be assigned per the Crookston Paraprofessional Handbook and Evaluation Plan

For questions regarding the position, please contact Kathy Stronstad, Special Services Director, at Crookston Public Schools, 402 Fisher Avenue, Suite 593, Crookston, MN 56716.  To reach her by phone, please call 218-281-5313 ext. 5 or email:   Application deadline isThursday, August 11, 2022 or until filled.

Crookston Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.