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Goshen High School

Goshen Community Schools

Goshen, Indiana

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Job Description

The following vacancy exists in Goshen Community Schools for the 2021-22 school year:


Goshen High School

Life Skills Paraprofessional (SN)


POSITION PURPOSE:  Assists the teacher/consultant in meeting the special education students’ personal, social, and instructional needs related to the individual education plans and regular classroom curriculum as needed by performing the following duties.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions satisfactorily.

  • Implements activities developed by the teachers and educational therapists from the IEP.
  • Provides instruction as directed by the teacher.
  • Assists in caring for the personal and medical needs of students based on training provided.
  • Collects and summarizes student progress data as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Provides general supervision to students under teacher’s direction.
  • Monitors students’ social and vocational abilities through written documentation and observation.
  • Communicates programmatic information to the teacher.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in IEP, conferences.
  • Displays flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the students.
  • Provides support/ training for job situations.
  • Knows how to implement emergency procedures.
  • Keeps inventory records current and tracks location of materials that have been checked out.
  • Adapts classroom materials (enlarge, record, braille, produce tactile books).
  • Facilitates communication process between regular education teachers and the special education teacher.
  • Attends Life Skills department meetings and other trainings when required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass the Para Pro test, be Para Pro certified, OR have 60 hours of college credit
  • Six months to a year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.



  • Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence
  • Ability to plan and organize good work habits
  • Other qualifications that the school district may require


HOURS:  School year; 180 days per year; 36.25 hours per week; daily hours 8:00am - 3:45pm


SALARY:  $15.25-$15.55, rate is dependent upon education and/or experience. (Schedule #21-4)


BENEFITS:   Eligibility is based upon hours worked and can be reviewed during your interview.  Benefit information can be found online at https://www.goshenschools.org/hr/benefits


APPLICATION PROCESS:  In order to be considered, all applicants must have completed their on-line application at https://goshenschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx



Please attach the following to your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resume

For questions regarding this position please contact:


Cathy DeMeyer

Goshen High School

401 Lincolnway East

Goshen, IN  46526



The Goshen Community School's Board of School Trustees is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection of the applicant will be made without reference to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.




  • Job Categories : Special Education > Life Skills
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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