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Para-Educator - Moon Elementary

JOB POSTING November 5, 2019

Position Title: Para-Educator - Moon

Required: Associates Degree OR 60 completed credit hours OR achieved minimum ETS Paraprofessional Assessment score of 460 OR achieved minimum WorkKeys test scores of: (4) Reading, (4) Math, and (3) Writing.
Preferred: Experienced or trained in working with children; behavior management; training in safety and crisis prevention techniques.

Reports to: Building Principal and OSI Supervisor

Job Description: See attached.
Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with credentials and level of experience and in accordance with MPS salary schedules ($10.97-$13.68). Full benefit package offered.

To Apply: Submit an online application at Required attachments include a resume and transcripts and/or a copy of testing summary.

POSTING TYPE: Internal/External
DEADLINE: November 12, 2019

Job Description

SALARY LEVEL: Classification C
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Elementary 179.50 days/year, 35 hours/week
Secondary 179.50 days/year, 35 hours/week

RESPONSIBLE TO: Office of Specialized Instruction, Principal, or

GENERAL JOB FUNCTION: The primary function of the Para-Educator is to assist students
with disabilities in order to facilitate access to educational setting, curriculum and activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
be assigned.
1. Assist students with disabilities individually or in small groups in order to help them
access the education setting, curriculum and activities.
2. Observe student performance and record relevant data to assess progress.
3. Carry out therapeutic regimens such as, but not limited to: behavior support plans,
personal development plans, and therapy activities, under the supervision of
instructors or therapists.
4. Provide personal care services to students with disabilities, including but not limited
to: eating/feeding, toileting, grooming, dressing, transferring, ambulation, personal
hygiene, mobility/positioning, meal preparation, skin care, bathing, maintain
continence, redirection, and intervention for behaviors.
5. Document provision of personal care services for Medicaid billing and for
maintenance of record keeping
6. Carries out instructional plans as designated by the special education teacher and the
student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
7. Assist in the physical movement of students from one learning environment to
8. Respond to the needs of children in various situations, including toileting, suctioning,
feeding, dressing, and positioning.
9. Transporting students to therapy, bus, and special classes.
10. Assist student in computer, gym, library, lunch and art classes.
11. Help student with academics and correct work.
12. Acts as liaison between special education personnel and regular education personnel.
13. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, stooping, and lifting of student as needed.

1. Ability to work with elementary or secondary students with a variety of
2. Positive attitude.
3. Willingness to accept difficult assignments.
4. Ability to respond to the children’s needs.
5. Ability to follow a schedule independently.
6. Ability to be self-motivated and flexible.
7. Evidence of intuitive caring for the children.

1. Experience or training in working with children.
2. Behavior management.
3. Experience with physically handicapped persons.
4. Ability to keep documentation/charting.
5. Ability to use simple office machines.
6. Ability to type.
7. Training in safety and crisis prevention techniques.

All Para-Educators are required to have an associate or higher degree in a related field, or
have completed 60 semester hours; or passed the state approved WorkKeys test meeting
the minimum score requirements (Reading for Information 4, Math 4, Writing 3); or
passed the ETS Parapro Assessment meeting the minimum score requirement of 460.

Prepared by:
Sheila Brown

Approved by:
_____________________________________ November 5, 2018
Catherine Kloska
Talent Management for Support Staff
_____________________________________ November 5, 2018
Christine Roberson
Director of Specialized Instruction