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: Special Education Paraprofessional 

Location: Heritage Middle School

Hours: 6.25 hours per day

Line of Authority: Responsible to the supervising teacher

Primary Function: To assist student with the instructional process in special education and/or regular education classrooms.

Wage: $21.88 – $23.48/hr per the 2021-2023 Paraprofessional Contract

Qualifications:

  • Must have a two year degree or passed The Parapro Assessment.
  • PCA training will be provided
  • Ability to work as a team member with staff and parentss.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs. (and/or up to adult-size body weight with two- to three-person lift).
  • Ability to support student’s full body weight up to adult size.
  • Ability to tolerate frequent bending and lifting.
  • 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, austim, emotional challenges, behavior challenges & trauma.
  • Behavior management preferred

Job Duties:

  • Assisting the teacher/s in devising strategies for reinforcing skills based on sympathetic.
  • Intercultural competence, including the ability to effectively support students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding of students’ needs, interests and abilities.
  • Guiding independent study, enrichment work and remedial work set up and assigned by the teachers.
  • Assisting with large group activities such as drill work, reading aloud, storytelling and field trips.
  • Assisting and supervising student’s wash-up and toilet routines including lifting and transferring student.
  • Assisting and supervising student to/from bus and in the building as needed.
  • Carrying out behavior management techniques necessary to maintain classroom order as instructed by the teacher/s.
  • Completion of clerical tasks related to students to whom assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.