Support Staff | Teacher Assistant | Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools | Available: 10/02/2023


Special Education Paraprofessional- High School (7-12)

General Definition of Work: Performs intermediate human support work monitoring students academic and behavior Individual Education Plans, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal.  

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions: Follows student Individual Education Plan (IEP); monitors student behaviors and redirects when required; uses CPI with students when necessary; communicates with classroom teacher and case manager; attends IEP meetings as requested. Assists students with clothing (shoes, zippers, gloves etc.); assists students walking to classrooms and lunchroom etc. Assists students with class work throughout the day (math, spelling, reading etc.); ensures students attend Special Education sessions and sensory breaks; monitors student schedules throughout the day; charts sensory breaks; monitors students with medical conditions. Completes CPA training, time study, and student chart  for third party billing. Monitors students with medical conditions; provides medication in the absence of the School Nurse; administers minor First Aid when required. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of IEP and third party billing; thorough knowledge of behavior plans; thorough knowledge of standard office equipment and software; ability make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, students, parents and elected officials.

 Education and Experience: 

  • Must hold AA/AS degree, or completed 60 semester credits, or completed¬†paraeducator course and exam¬†or¬†Para Pro¬†test within 6 months of being hired.
  • Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.

 Physical Requirements:  This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work requires close vision and distance vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and Exposure to bodily fluids; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Any questions, please contact David Rysdam