Paraprofessional/TA | Special Education Paraprofessional | Cedar Park Elementary School - STEM | Closing: 07/16/2024


6.25 hrs./day, 10 month calendar 
9:10 a m. – 3:55 p.m.

Effective Date of Employment:
Beginning of the 2024-25 school year 

Application Deadlines:
July 16, 2024 – 4:00 p.m.

Application Procedures:
Internal Candidates and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at

  1. High School diploma AND two years of college OR Associate’s degree OR MN passing score on the ParaEducator test.
  2. Effective behavior management and health support skills, able to maintain routine in a student’s day.
  3. Effective communication and teamwork skills for interactions with staff, students, and parents.
  4. Experience working in a center-based and inclusion setting.
  5. Must be able to perform the essential job functions, which may include toileting, catheters, lifting, medication administration, gastric tube feedings, health tasks to support student, pool, DAPE, ability to work outside.
  6. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.


  1. Assist in communication with staff, parents, and students.
  2. Assist teacher/nurse in collection and maintaining data.
  3. Ability to implement intervention strategies developed by licensed staff.
  4. Implement behavior intervention plans.
  5. Implement health plans.
  6. Assist with crisis interventions and discipline.
  7. Have knowledge of effective sensory activities.
  8. Instruct individual students following programs designed by lead teacher.
  9. Assist with independent study.
  10. Reinforce lessons with small groups of students.
  11. Ability to work outdoors with students and staff in a variety of weather conditions.

Responsible To: 
Building Principal 

RAVE Clerical Association, Wage Group V –  According to contractual agreement. (based on 2024-25 contract)
Step 1 – $20.65/hour
Step 2 – $21.91/hour
Step 3 – $23.16/hour
Employees in the paraprofessional classification, according to contractual agreement, shall receive a $1.00 per hour differential in addition to their hourly base rate.

In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics.
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Shelly Monson (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Jeremy Sorenson (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).