Paraprofessionals | Special Education Paraprofessional | SPECTRUM | Available: 23-24 SY | Closing: Open until filled


Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) provides special education services to 13 School Districts and 2 Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. HVED also has a Setting IV Behavior Program that provides programming for students in grades K-12 with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services. The Setting IV Behavior Program is located in Kellogg (SAIL). In addition, HVED provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (SPECTRUM). Our SPECTRUM program is located in Hokah. HVED offers an Alternative Learning Center housed in MN College SE located in Winona, MN. HVED is committed to providing the best services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota. Come join our team to be a part of a great organization! 

Special Education Paraprofessional
Location: Hokah, MN
Hiawatha Valley Education District is seeking a talented Special Education Paraprofessional for the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) SPECTRUM Program, which is located in Hokah, MN. This position is full-time during the 9-month School Year. 
EMPLOYMENT DATE: School Year 2023-2024
RATE OF PAY: $16.50 – $23.75 per hour. Benefits package available.

  • High-school diploma or equivalent and meets Minnesota Certified ParaPro Assessment (provided by HVED), or¬†Associates Degree or higher degree
  • Certified in Safety Care (training provided)
  • Experience working with students with behavioral needs
  • Experience and skills in instructional role, use of technology, and interpersonal communications
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff, and/or parents verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with a team and take direction from supervising teacher
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):   

  • Assisting teachers in their teaching duties and other general responsibilities such as organizing teaching manuals, providing instructional support, rendering reinforcement activities, etc.
  • Performing clerical tasks such as maintaining student attendance records, filing student information and progress reports, making copies, creating bulletin boards, etc.
  • Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher (e.g. reinforcement of IEP goals and objectives, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives and student participation ¬†
  • Administers tests, homework, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of supporting teachers in the classroom
  • Collaborates with supervising teacher(s) or other staff as assigned for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines
  • Monitors special education students (e.g. classroom, field trips, lunchroom, playground, during life enrichment activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment

FLSA: non-exempt