Paraprofessional Support Staff | Special Education Paraprofessional | District Wide, Inver Grove Heights, MN | Available: 09/05/2023 | Closing: Ongoing Need


Do you want to join an innovative school district that has an amazing community? Come make a difference in students’ lives and work for Inver Grove Heights School District! We are an inspiring small community with big results. When you join our community, you are joining a growing and thriving school district with nearly 4,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in six schools. Our mission is to inspire students, offer innovative programming, and help students to excel and make a positive impact on our community. 
We are committed to building core life skills into student daily learning and use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to develop students both personally and academically. We are proud to have a school district that is competitive in academic test scores and known for being student focused.

Join our Spartan team and submit your application today! 
“ISD 199 is large enough to offer excellent opportunities to students while being small enough to feel like a family.” – Elementary Teacher


Position Overview:
We have multiple openings for Full Time Special Education Paraprofessionals at an hourly rate of $20.33-$23.52 working up to 6.75 hours per day starting September 5, 2023.

Competitive and comprehensive salary and benefit package:
• Starting pay range would be $20.94-$23.52 per hour
• 10 Sick Days, 3 Personal Days, 8 Paid Holidays
• Health insurance options starting at no cost for single coverage
• Long term disability is provided and covered by IGHS
• Life Insurance is provided and covered by IGHS
• Tax Sheltered Annuities (403b) match on a dollar for dollar basis
• Both staff and IGHS contribute 6.5% to a full-featured retirement plan, PERA.
• Plus much more! Information available at

What you bring along:
• A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
– Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution, or
– Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment.
– Passing scores of 65% for the Instructional Support test and 70% for the Knowledge and Application test on the ParaEducator Online Courses. (For more information, contact Human Resources at 651-306-7824)
• Basic skills in reading, writing and math
• Proficient in understanding of educational software applications to assist students
• Proficient in oral and written communication skills
• Proficient in organizational skills
• Capable of working cooperatively and congenially to develop good relationships with other employees, supervisors and students
• Understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality related to student data
• Ability to be punctual in reporting to work and for assigned duties

What you will be doing:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
• Explain, assist, and guide special education students with class assignments.
• Carry out and monitor the behavior of special education students in various settings by observing and keeping records, advising students and directing appropriate behavior.
• Assist in the implementation of behavior management techniques (restitution charting,time out supervision, crisis intervention, stopping physical and argumentative fights including physical restraint procedures of special education students and assist in other special education student supervision assignments (school events, meal time, loading and unloading buses, assemblies, playground, etc.) when appropriate.
• Reinforce instruction of special education students through individual or small group activities.
• Assist special education students by use of adjunctive communication styles and systems such as communication boards, signing, touch talkers, computers, etc.
• Maintain positive rapport and model respect with special education students and staff
• Assist the special education teacher(s) and specialists with modifying materials regarding the instruction of IEP students.
• Maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, and program operation.
• Assist special education students with their personal needs and behavior control as directed by the special education teacher(s) and/or specialists implementing these duties may include:
– Assist with toileting including diapering and training schedules as indicated in the IEP; maintaining toileting area and equipment.
– Assist with special accommodations including wheelchair, adaptive equipment,braces, etc.
– Assist with activities connected with self-help, grooming, assistance at locker,and
– Assist with student(s) organizational tasks and before and after school check-in and check-out.
– Assist with meal area and equipment.

• Attend staff meetings, IEP meetings, staff development, and other district activities as directed.
• Provide feedback to special education teacher(s) and/or therapists regarding student(s)performance.
• Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom setting when paraprofessional is assigned to special education programs; i.e., ECSE, CID, or specific children needing classroom assistance and modifications. Any other work in this area should be incidental and not a regular part of the assignment.
• Perform other duties as appropriate to working with students with disabilities.
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Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.