Educational Paraprofessional Position - Meramec Valley R-III
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessionals and Personal Assistants
Job Location: Meramec Valley R-III School District, Pacific, MO
Beginning: Aug 16, 2022
Deadline: Jul 04, 2022**
District: Meramec Valley R-III
Pacific, MO 63069
Telephone: 636-271-1400
Job Description:
All Applicants must submit the required application and additional materials online at

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working as a personal assistant preferred
  • ABA and /or Mandt (CPI) Certification or willingness to participate in training opportunities preferred
  • 60 college credit hours or associate degree required
  • DESE Substitute certification or pass Parapro Praxis required
  • Experience working as a paraprofessional preferred
  • ABA and /or Mandt (CPI) Certification or willingness to participate in training opportunities preferred

  • Assist students with disabilities according to their individualized needs, including transferring to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning.
  • Assist students with physical care including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene.
  • Assist in managing the behavior of students.
  • Follow the instructions of the teacher in working with individual students.
  • Convey care and concern for students.
  • Work cooperatively in a team approach in regard to the needs of students.
  • Keep the teacher informed of any special needs or problems of individual students.
  • Help supervise arrival and departure of students.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions from teachers and administrators.
  • Oversee students while they do individualized work under the direction of the teacher.
  • Oversee students during the teacher’s absence from the classroom.
  • Help with routines (bathroom, computer lab, library, regular education classes, recess, snack, lunch, nurse visits, medication administration).
  • Adhere to district policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about children and their families in accordance with Board policy and law.
  • Participate in staff development training programs, faculty meetings, and special events as required or requested by administration.
  • Accept direction, supervision, and constructive criticism.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
For a complete listing of job responsibilities and fitness for duty requirements, see our Special Education Paraprofessional/Personal Assistant Job Description at

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TERMS:  Full-time with retirement and insurance benefits; $14.00+ per hour depending on experience
PARAPROFESSIONAL TERMS:  Full-time with benefits; $15.00+/hr for 60 hours or $16.00+/hr for bachelor’s with possible steps for experience
EFFECTIVE: 2022-2023 school year
SCREENING TO BEGIN: Immediately-Open until filled

Recommendation to be given at the July 2022, Board of Education meeting.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:  The Meramec Valley R-III School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in the admission, access to, treatment, and employment in its programs, services and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Meramec Valley R-III School District’s compliance with nondiscrimination laws is directed to contact Mr. Tom, Sauvage, Assistant Superintendent, at 126 North Payne Street, Pacific, MO  63069, (636-271-1400).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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