2017-2018 School Year
Please watch this video Here about paraprofessionals and how their role in the classroom can directly impact the support and services provided to children. As teachers fulfill ever-increasing demands and responsibilities, the role and expectations of the paraprofessional continues to evolve.
This application pool covers multiple Special Education Paraprofessional positions at various schools throughout the whole school year.
NOTE: Interviewing for these positions will begin the last week in July.
The first day of school is August 28 for grades K-9 and August 29 for grades 10-12.
Education: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
For most positions candidates must meet one of the following requirements to be considered:
- Associates (or higher) degree (attach transcript in attachment section)
- Working knowledge in reading, writing, and math by completing two years (48 semester hours) at an institution of higher education. (attach transcript in attachment section)
- Pass the ParaPro Assessment test which is a North Dakota approved assessment of skills in reading, writing, and math. (attach certificate in attachment section) If you are interested in taking the ParaPro Assessment test please review the ParaPro Assessment Information Bulletin Here or contact the Grand Forks Public Schools Human Resources Department at 701-746-2205 x7169
There are a limited number of positions in which candidates who do not satisfy the requirements stated above will be considered for employment.
Additional qualifications for all positions are: Ability to work with a variety of student behaviors and educational needs in a variety of educational settings, ability to work as a team member, human relation skills, communication skills, ability to lift fifty (50) pounds.
Special Education Paraprofessional Job Description:
Assists students with disabilities in a variety of school settings, under the supervision of teachers/related services personnel. Responsibilities may include all or several of the following:
- Assist in carrying out activities to achieve goals and objectives listed in the students' Individual Educational Plans.
- Assist students in instructional activities, curriculum modification and adaptations with the planning and supervision of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.
- Assist students who have limited mobility.
- Assist in monitoring adaptive equipment, including but not limited to, hearing aids/auditory trainers, standers, splints, braces, assistive technology devices, wheelchairs, and feeding devices.
- Assist students in the development of self-help skills including, but not limited to, feeding, toileting, and dressing to allow the student to benefit from the school environment.
- Assist in the provision of accommodations including, but not limited to, diapering, positioning, reading and writing.
- Supervise students individually and in small and large groups with the planning and direction of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.
- Assist students in developing self-management skills.
- Assist teachers in classroom management.
- Assist students in loading and unloading safely from buses and vans.
- Assist students in other ways as assigned by teachers, principals, or coordinator.
- Participate in training to acquire specific skills needed to perform responsibilities.
- Maintain a high level of ethical behavior.
Terms of Employment: Nine (9) months, 32.5/hr week
Evaluation: Annual written evaluation by the supervisor.
Must work 30+ hrs/week to qualify for Health Insurance. Other Voluntary Benefits: Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, Supplemental Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, Whole Life Insurance.
Applications being taken until all jobs have been filled.