Support Staff | Special Education Paraprofessional | Lake Marion Elementary School | Available: 01/10/2024 | Closing: Open Until Filled


Special Education Paraprofessional K-12 at Lake Marion Elementary

Position Description/Qualifications:

  • Serve as a contributing member of the special education team.
  • Support academic programs designed by special and general education teachers including leading small groups, providing one-to-one follow-up, re-teaching/review, and keeping students on-task.
  • Provide supports to enhance student success and independence through implementation of Individual Education Program (IEP) adaptations and accommodations. (e.g., taking notes in class, reading materials aloud, utilizing technology, implementing organizational tools).
  • Provide feedback to special education teachers about general education class activities, assignments, student participation, and behavior.
  • Promote a positive learning environment and advocates for student needs.
  • Facilitate interactions between students with disabilities and classmates.
  • Support development of individual communication, social and functional skills.
  • Implement individual student behavior plans including providing positive reinforcement, assisting with self-regulation and behavior de-escalation, assisting students to transition from general education classrooms and other school settings when behaviors are interfering with learning, and implementing safe restraint procedures when required.
  • Collect student data as directed by special education teacher.
  • Assist students with mobility which may include toileting/changing diapers, lifting and transferring students, helping with dressing, assisting students with adaptive equipment.
  • Accompany students during school-related community outings which may include driving a district vehicle.
  • Support activities of daily living (assisting with eating/feeding, hygiene, dressing skills, and toileting/diapering).
  • Maintain student and family data privacy and confidentiality.
  • AA degree (60 college credits) or successful Para Pro Test or Paraeducator assessment required by end of 6 month probationary time.

6.25 hours per day / Monday – Friday
31.25 hours per week
Start/End Time – TBD
176 days

Start Date: 1/10/2024

Pay Rate: 
Position is in the LEAF bargaining unit (Lakeville Education Assistants Federation)
Classified in the LEAF Contract as a B-2-1 / $19.08 – $23.12 per hour depending on experience (subject to change with the completion of the 2023-25 LEAF contract)



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Lakeville Area Schools (Independent School District No. 194) is a growing and award-winning school district located in the south metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. The district serves nearly 12,000 students in Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Township. There are eight elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, an Area Learning Center, an online K-12 school, early childhood programming, and lifelong learning opportunities through Lakeville Area Community Education. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities that ensure academic, social, civic and personal readiness for every student. Learn more at