Paraprofessional | Special Education Paraprofessional | District Wide | Available: 2022-2023 Summer | 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. 

Position: School Age Care Summer Camp Special Education Paraprofessional  Grades K-4

Job Summary:  The position will support children with special needs to participate in the School Age Care Summer Program. Provide a safe, enriching and enjoyable SAC Summer Camp experience under the direction of the Program Coordinator and the Program Manager.

Terms of employment include: Positions start Friday, June 9, 2023 and run through Friday, August 18, 2023, Monday-Friday. Friday, June 9, hours TBD. Monday and Tuesday June 12th and 13th, all positions will work 8 am-5 pm but no more than eight hours a day. No more than one week (5 days) of time off will be granted unless special conditions apply. Actual hours may vary according to enrollment. SAC will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and July 4th, 2023

Line of Authority: School Age Care Coordinator and Program Manager.

Wage:  Salary range is $21.88-$23.48 per hour per the 2021-2023 salary schedule for paraprofessionals. All positions are temporary and do not exceed 66 days of employment.

Available Shifts:

  • Monday-Friday – 6:30 am-3:00 pm, 3 positions
  • Monday-Friday – 7:00 am-3:30 pm, 3 positions
  • Monday-Friday – 7:30 am-4:00 pm, 2 positions
  • Monday-Friday – 8:00 am-4:30 pm, 2 positions
  • Monday-Friday – 9:30 am-6:00 pm, 2 positions, Floats
  • Monday-Friday – 9:30 am-4:00 pm 1 position 
  • Friday hours could vary due to field trips.


  • Two or more years of post-secondary training in education or a related field or passing the ParaPro assessment.
  • Experience in toileting and diapering
  • Ability to work as a team member with staff and parents
  • Ability to tolerate frequent bending and lifting
  • Ability to administer a suppository if needed
  • Experience with children in group situations, good communication skills, high degree of flexibility

Postition 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 children with physical disabilities according to their needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning
  • Assist children with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene
  • Ability to work with behaviorally challenging students including those who may be physically and verbally aggressive, effective communication skills.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, autism, emotional challenges, behavior challenges & trauma
  • Assist children while in mainstream activities, including swimming. Must be in the water to support children if needed.
  • Ability to actively supervise and participate with all children in all activities; supervise during field trips, indoor and outdoor play. Intervene as necessary.
  • Assist in guiding children’s behavior using a positive and consistent style. Log behavior when appropriate.
  • Maintain a supportive, safe environment.
  • Engage, facilitate, and demonstrate positive relationships among youth and staff.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Help with the bike fleet.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement emergency procedures.
  • Enforce social distancing when required.
  • Enforce children to wear masks when required.
  • Enforce proper hand washing and sanitizing. 
  • Ensure supplies and equipment are sanitized routinely. 
  • Must be CPR, AED, First Aid, CPI, and Mandated Reporting certified.
  • Other duties as assigned by the site supervisor, program managers, and program coordinator. 

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, and Software Required:

  • Operate computer, printer, photocopy machine, fax machine, iPad and other electronic or technological equipment required for the specific position.
  • Proficient in various software systems; Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Meets, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficient in phone systems

 Physical Job Requirements:   Physically capable of meeting all performance responsibilities required with caring for children

  • Frequent standing, walking, swimming, lifting waist to chest; lifting below waist; carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting/pivoting, reaching, simple grasp, firm grasp, fine manipulation; feeling, talking, hearing & visual accommodation.  Exposure to weather, daily, when supervising children outdoors, and the ability to walk two (2) miles on uneven terrain.
  • Occasional sitting, pushing, pulling, climbing, and crawling. 
  • Lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping or sitting on the floor to perform classroom activities or to provide one-to-one assistance.
  • Wearing a face mask to protect the spread of COVID may be required.

This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


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.

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