Paraprofessional | Non-Instructional | Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy | Available: 08/21/2023 | Closing: 07/28/2023


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.



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.



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


Р Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:


Р High School diploma or equivalent.


Р Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.


Р Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.


FLSA Status:             Non-exempt