Educational Paraprofessional Position - St. Joseph School District
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Para Professionals - 2020-2021
Job Location: St. Joseph, MO School District
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Telephone: 816-671-4000 EXT 172
Job Description:
The St. Joseph, MO School District has immediate openings for Para Professionals, Special Education Para Professionals, Early Childhood Special Education Para Professionals, ELA Para Professionals, and Intensive Para Professionals.  We have openings in Elementary and High Schools.  
If you have any questions please contact:  SJSD Human Resources - 816-671-4000 or visit our website at:

Required: Para Praxis test with a passing score completed prior to start date. Required to pursue and obtain MANDT Certification at the first available opportunity.
Preferred: Minimum of 60 college credit hours. Possess and maintain a current Substitute Teacher or Teacher certificate, prior to start date. Positive and professional interpersonal and communication skills. Confidentiality. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary Schedule:  
Per Approved Education Support Salary Schedule – if obtains Para Praxis will be paid on Range 1, if obtains substitute certificate will be paid on Range 2.
Direct Report:  Building Principal
Terms of Employment:  9 Month
Purpose:  Supports students impacted by cognitive, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities so that each student can access the highest quality education.  Assists in teaching, tends to the needs of students, and collects data in order to meet educational goals.  Works with the classroom teacher to provide accommodations, tailor lesson plans, and monitor student progress.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Attend work in a regular, reliable and punctual manner.
  • Assist teacher with clerical duties and classroom routines.
  • Administers classroom assignments for purpose of supporting instructional process.
  • Communicates with teachers and parents for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
  • Monitors individuals and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Reports observations and incidents to appropriate instructional or administrative personnel, relating to specific students (e.g. accidents, fights, inappropriate social behavior, violations of rules, safety conditions, etc.).
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups with lesson assignments for purpose of reinforcing learning concepts under direction of teacher.
  • Assist students with mobility needs (may involve lifting, toileting, etc.) and in appropriate cases, with medical assistance.
  • Other assigned duties.
Employee Behavior and Conduct:
District employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact, both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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