Grand Forks

Special Education Paraprofessional Application Pool (1109)

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TitleSpecial Education Paraprofessional Application Pool
Posting ID1109

This posting covers multiple positions at various schools for the 2019-2020 school year.  


The first day of school is August 26, 2019.


Hours:  8:00 am - 3:30 pm (hours may very) 32.5/hr week when school is in session



NOTE:  Applications will be received, reviewed, and interviews completed by the School Principals for job openings throughout the school year.




Special Education Paraprofessional


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.


Education:  High School Diploma or High School Equivalency


For most positions candidates must meet one of the following requirements to be considered: 

  1. Associates (or higher) degree (attach transcript in attachment section)
  1. 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) 
  1. 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:

  1. Assist in carrying out activities to achieve goals and objectives listed in the students' Individual Educational Plans.
  2. Assist students in instructional activities, curriculum modification and adaptations with the planning and supervision of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.
  3. Assist students who have limited mobility.
  4. Assist in monitoring adaptive equipment, including but not limited to, hearing aids/auditory trainers, standers, splints, braces, assistive technology devices, wheelchairs, and feeding devices.
  5. 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.
  6. Assist in the provision of accommodations including, but not limited to, diapering, positioning, reading and writing.
  7. Supervise students individually and in small and large groups with the planning and direction of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.
  8. Assist students in developing self-management skills.
  9. Assist teachers in classroom management.
  10. Assist students in loading and unloading safely from buses and vans.
  11. Assist students in other ways as assigned by teachers, principals, or coordinator.
  12. Participate in training to acquire specific skills needed to perform responsibilities.
  13. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior.



Benefits:  Employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health Insurance and other voluntary benefits (click Here).


Leave benefits can be viewed in the Classified Personnel Policy Manual (click Here).




Applications being taken until all jobs have been filled.






Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$14.32 - $14.32 / Per Hour
LocationTo Be Determined

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/06/2019
End Date05/01/2020