Educational Paraprofessional Position - DeSoto 73
Position: Educational Paraprofessional Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Paraprofessional
Job Location: De Soto Schools
Beginning: Aug 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: DeSoto 73
DeSoto, MO 63020
Telephone: 636-586-1000
Job Description:
Anticipated Vacancy
For the 2024-2025 School Year

Position Summary: Assist teachers in the classroom with daily instructional activities which increase student academic achievement. Assist with and perform non-instructional activities, including hygiene, physical, and personal care of students. 

Basic Qualifications: 
  1. 36 College Credit Hours or complete 20 hours of online sub-training by Frontline Education.
  2. Achieve and maintain DESE Substitute Certificate. The district will reimburse for the initial sub-certification if one has not been obtained prior to hire.
  3. Excellent organizational skills.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Calm demeanor for handling stressful situations
  6. Ability to accomplish tasks that are often interrupted by persons with special and/or immediate needs.
Universal District Expectations: 
  1. Recognize that every position in the district contributes to student academic achievement and serves as a role model for all students.
  2. Lead within your department/building to create learning environments and experiences that directly contribute to student academic achievement. 
  3. Collaborate to identify and respond to student needs in order to support academic achievement.
  4. Prepare for work in a way that supports student academic achievement. 
  5. Engage in positive interactions and strengthen relationships with families and community members to support students’ academic achievement.
  6. Actively participate in district processes to support continuous improvement aimed at increased student academic achievement.
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Location:  1812 Rock Rd. De Soto, MO 63020   
De Soto, “The City of Pride”, has a population of 6,375 and is located in the southeastern part of Missouri, approximately 45 miles south of St. Louis.

District Facts: 
Current enrollment-- approximately 2,600 students. 
Current number of certified staff—approximately 190
100% 1:1 technology integration with Chromebooks grades K-12

Salary:  Starting at $14.78 with no previous experience. The district will provide credit for up to 10 years of experience + 1 for every 2 after that. 24-25 Support Staff Salary Schedule

Benefits: Full Board-paid Medical, Dental, and Life for employee

Application Materials and Process: 
Applications may be submitted at the Administration Office at 610 Vineland School Rd., De Soto, MO 63020 or online through MOREAP at 

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The De Soto #73 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age of Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries related to District programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the De Soto School District Central Office, 610 Vineland School Road De Soto, MO 63020, or by telephone at (636) 586-1000.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.