Special Education Paraprofessionals | Paraprofessional - Sp Ed | Olson Elementary School | Available: ASAP | Closing: Until Filled


Position Title:

Paraprofessional in the SAILS Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a paraprofessional at Bloomington Public Schools. Paras play an important role in providing behavioral and academic support to students and are often the first go-to person for students during the day.

This video will show what a day looks like in the SUN Program, which is for students with unique needs.


 Olson Elementary School 

Effective Date:

   Class III ranging from $18.81-$22.68 per hour
   *Wage placement based on similar experience

   6.1  hours per day
   5 days per week
   180 days per year 

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma
  • 60 credits post-secondary education or a passing score on the Para Pro Exam
  • PCA Certification (or the ability to obtain)

Physical Requirements:
  Must have the ability to pass a pre-work physical exam including the following requirements:

  • Must have ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must have ability to push/pull equipment including standers, wheelchairs, etc
  • Must have ability to repetitively reach overhead
  • Must have ability to transfer to/from floor
  • Must have ability to kneel

Required Experience:
   Successful experiences working with special education students in an educational setting preferred.

Work collaboratively with licensed and other staff to assist students with academic, behavioral/social/emotional, instruction, and daily living skills.

  • Assist in implementation of assigned tasks including instruction and assisting students academically
  • Monitor student‚Äôs skills of independence and implementation of classroom of individual behavior management programs
  • Assist with daily living activities
  • Communicate student‚Äôs progress with case managers

Submit online application, cover letter, transcripts and resume by clicking on the ‚ÄúApply‚ÄĚ button in the top right