Special Education Paraprofessionals | Paraprofessional - Sp Ed | Jefferson High School | Available: ASAP | Closing: Until Filled


Position Title:
   Program Management Support Para 
   STRIVE Program Рserving students with severe or profound cognitive delays

Location: Jefferson High School 

Paraprofessionals in the STRIVE 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 you what a day looks like in the STRIVE Program. STRIVE stands for Success Through Respect for Individually Valued Education.

Effective Date:

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

   6.2 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 inlcuding 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