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Leavenworth USD 453

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3257148
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : August 1, 2020

Job Description

Title:  Paraprofessional


Reports to: Building Principal, Assistant Principal, Assigned Special Education Teacher


Work Day: 175 work-day calendar, 6.75 hrs/day


Hours: 8:10 a.m.-3:20 p.m. (Elementary) and 7:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Secondary); M-F



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a curriculum support capacity with students of various ages
  • Successful experience working with special education students
  • Basic computer skills preferred


Purpose and Objectives of the Position:

The Special Education Paraprofessional provides supportive education and maintenance assistance for the teacher of special education or general education students. The paraprofessional should possess a basic understanding of the characteristics of students and must possess the ability to work with students in a one on one setting and in small and large group settings.


NOTE: For certain student populations, position may require specialized training (severely intellectually disabled/profoundly intellectually disabled, autism); the ability to lift and physically manage students who may weigh over 50 pounds; the use of specialized equipment; the ability to assist with or perform personal activities such as feeding, toileting and diapering; or other special abilities. If necessary, these will be discussed in the interview.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide educational, social, communicative support to students with autism in resource and inclusive environments
  • Follow teamed prescribed procedures, academic, social, communication and behavioral interventions plans
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with general education teachers, administrators and other special education service providers/consultants
  • Implement a specialized curriculum
  • Teaching self-responsibility
  • Demonstrate strict standards of confidentiality
  • Demonstrate punctuality and dependability
  • Support students in all school environments, including community-based training
  • Share in recordkeeping duties, including progress monitoring, as assigned by professional staff
  • Seek assistance from other team members as needed to facilitate student progress
  • Organize and prepare materials
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Participate in Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) and Behavior Management Training
  • Participate in professional development and training as required
  • Demonstrate attitude that promotes a positive school environment
  • Take responsibility for the quality of own work
  • Share in school wide duties as assigned and which do not conflict with student time
  • Provide short-term coverage for professional and paraprofessional peers
  • Travel to/from schools as required by the job
  • Other duties as assigned 


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  • Requires stooping, bending, kneeling, turning, and reaching.
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments, with numerous interruptions.


General Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to prepare for classroom activities under the supervision of a licensed teacher.
  • Ability to work with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Ability to assist individual children in need of special attention.
  • Ability to perform clerical duties as required.
  • Ability to guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up by the teacher.
  • Ability to assist teacher with non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack, toilet, and clothing routines.
  • Ability to assist with reading and storytelling.
  • Ability to assist in drill work.
  • Ability to observe and follow all school district policies at all times.
  • Ability to respond to information requests in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
  • Ability to keep student and personnel information and records confidential.
  • Ability to implement and follow all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  • Ability to perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as directed by the principal or teacher.


Pre-Employment/Yearly Requirements: Employee shall meet all the pre-employment and yearly requirements as specified in the Policies of the Board of Education.


Term of Employment:    At will.


Salary: $10.25/hr, with increases for experience and education


FLSA Status:  Non - Exempt; Hourly


Evaluation: Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board of Education Policy.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Contact Information

    • Laura Jacobs
    • 200 N. 4th Street
    • Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

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