School Age Care | School Age Care | District Wide | Available: 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR | Closing: Open Until Filled


We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better school system and better results for all students. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage all to consider becoming a part of it. 

Effective immediately the Human Resources Department will accept on-line applications for Special Education Paraprofessionals.

Position: School Age Care Program – Special Education Paraprofessional K-4

Salary: $21.88-$23.48 per hour according to the 2021-2023 salary schedule for district paraprofessionals.
This position may be eligible to receive a stipend (provided by the Great Start Compensation Support Payment Program through the Department of Human Services.) Stipends are based on the number of hours childcare staff work directly with children. May be eligible for free childcare while working for School Age Care. Some restrictions apply.


  • Elementary Schools, Monday – Friday 

    • Garlough Elementary 

    • Mendota Elementary

    • Moreland Elementary

    • Pilot Knob Elementary

    • Somerset Elementary

  • Hours

    • 6:30-7:30 am, 1 hour per day/5 hours per week

    • 6:30-7:30 am, 1 hour per day/5 hours per week FLOAT

    • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 4 hours per day/20 hours per week

    • 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 3.5 hours per day/17.5 hours per week

    • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 3 hours per day/15 hours per week

Line of Authority: School Age Care Coordinator, School Age Care Inclusion Manager, and the School Age Care Site Supervisor(s).

Primary Function:  To support & assist children with special needs in School Age Care, to assist the site lead(s), in supervising children with their learning, providing a quality, age appropriate care, programming and curriculum under the direction of the Program Coordinator and the Inclusion Manager.

Qualifications:  Experience with children with high needs in group situations, good communication skills, high degree of flexibility. Experience working with children of diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Two or more years of post-secondary training in education or a related field or passing the ParaPro assessment. 
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Experience with children in group situations, good communication skills, and high degree of flexibility.
  • Familiarity with operating an iPad
  • Must be CPR, AED, and First Aid certified. (Preferred)
  • Must have had Mandated Reporting training. (Preferred)
  • CPI preferred.
  • Ability to work as a team member with staff and parents.
  • Ability to actively supervise and participate with children in all activities.

Position Requirements Include:

  • Assist in the implementation and preparation of curriculum and enrichment activities for students.
  • Assume responsibility for learning and adapting to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
  • Assist students with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning.
  • Assist students with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene. 
  • Review IEPs and work with the Inclusion Manager on Inclusion Plans.
  • Assist and participate with children in activities while in mainstream activities.
  • Document observations and behavior reports. Ensure close parent/staff/school communication and make modifications to the program when necessary. 
  • Work in groups to assist students with daily activities.
  • Supervise children’s indoor and outdoor playtimes.
  • Assist in guiding children’s behavior using a positive and consistent style.
  • Carry out first aid and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to work as a team member with staff and parents.
  • Must be able to work non-school days.
  • Other duties as assigned by the site supervisor.

It is the policy, practice, and commitment of District 197 to provide equal employment opportunities for all people without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Please contact human resources if you need financial assistance for your pre-employment screening.