Special Education Paraprofessionals | Paraprofessional - Sp Ed | Kennedy High School | Available: 8/27/24 | Closing: 7/11/24


Position Title:
  Program Management Paraprofessional 
  SAILS- Serving students with needs related to their autism or communication disorder 

Kennedy High School 

Paraprofessionals 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 you what a day looks like in the SAILS Program. SAILS stands for Social Academic Independent Living Skills.  LINK:

Effective Date:

   Class III ranging from $22.86-$25.95 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 of post-secondary education or a passing score on the Para Pro Exam
  • PCA Certification (or 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