Location: Oak Ridge Early Learning Center
Sartell – St. Stephen Schools
Hours: 8:00am-12:00pm (4 hrs/day)
Contract Days: Student School Days

Special Education Paraprofessionals provide assistance for kindergarten and early childhood students, under classroom teacher direction, to children identified with special needs by helping them stay on task, complete assignments, maintain acceptable behavior, and function in daily living and job skills. 

Duties may include:
1.  Implement classroom adaptations as specified by a student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) while working closely with Special Education staff.  Maintains confidentiality of all protected information.
2.  Assist student(s) with special needs with instruction in basic skills, social skills and routine assistance for students who need support with managing extreme behaviors, toileting, hygiene, medical and mobility needs.
3.  Assist students with various organizational skills, such as keeping subject materials organized, homework assignments, lockers and daily check-in/out.  Some positions may require transportation of students to job/volunteer sites for occupational/ job skill building as stated in the IEP.
4.  Supervise special education student(s) to ensure safety.
5.  Assist with collecting and monitoring of student progress data. 

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

1.  High School diploma 
2.  Acceptance of students’ disabilities and limitations.
3.  Must be able to lift, pull, or move a minimum of 50 pounds.
4.  Accepts direction from supervising teacher(s) and is willing to work as a team. 

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

Based on the Paraprofessional Agreement salary schedule Level IV, Step 1 at $17.34/hr.

Application Procedure: Apply online at

POSTING CLOSES: internally 11/29/22, externally open until filled

Final job offer is contingent upon an approved criminal background check and board approval.