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2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR


DATE:                   JULY 6, 2022

TO:                        ALL DISTRICT PERSONNEL






Schedule:            6 hours per day / 9 months per year / About 183 days per year

Class:                    8, starts at $16.42 per hour

Starting Date:      August 2022



Internal Candidates: July 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

External Candidates: Open until filled




To support staff and students in a variety of educational capacities.




  • Assist the teacher in the instruction and support of students at varying grade levels
  • Instruct students in groups or individually
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring and documenting the progress of students
  • Provide input to the teacher on planning lessons and evaluating results
  • Perform other tasks to assist the teacher, such as grading papers, putting data into the computer, and preparing teaching materials
  • If you are assigned a student with special needs, duties may include providing for students' personal care needs (i.e. transitions, sensory breaks, wheelchair transition, bathroom needs, recording medical and personal care needs, physical movement and lifting of students, etc.)
  • If you have bilingual skills, duties may include providing oral and/or written interpretation and translation for students and their families.
  • Assist in supervision of students in the classroom as well as other settings, such as the cafeteria and/or playground
  • Perform other duties, as assigned




  • Must have had 2 years of college or hold an Associate Degree or successfully complete the district paraprofessional assessment
  • Prior experience in working with students recommended
  • Bilingual preferred (The district’s top languages are Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali)
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, mathematics, and a basic understanding of subjects and conditions in which the Instructional Assistant is to provide assistance
  • Type with accuracy, using a word processing program on the computer, comfortable with data entry as well as office machines and audio-visual equipment as needed
  • Knowledge of classroom practices and procedures and school operations and personnel
  • Ability to project a pleasant manner and relate well to students and their requests for assistance
  • Flexibility and patience in supervising and instructing students with a variety of skill levels
  • Ability to plan and organize materials for use in instruction
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate appropriately and effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical behavior, which includes positive attendance record, and confidentiality of information about students and staff







Moderate degree of physical stamina, with frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds required in the physical assistance of students with special needs. Ability to move freely to various locations within the classroom and other supervisory settings (cafeteria/playground). Frequent standing, walking, sitting, and bending. Exposure to noise and activity of a school setting. Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.


The David Douglas School District welcomes applications from candidates that expand the District's diversity.

Multi-Cultural preferred. Bi-Lingual candidate preferred.


The David Douglas School District is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its programs. It is the policy of the David Douglas School District the grounds of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.


The school district also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws.


Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources for David Douglas School District.


Classified Instructions:


If you are a Classified employee you will click on the word “Internal”, which is located on the top right of the screen. You will be taken to a section where you will fill out minimal basic personal information. The minimal basic personal section is a one- time only registration. You will then be taken to the Classified Transfer Request Form. In the future, if your personal information (name, address, phone number, or location) changes, it is your responsibility to update those changes in the system.


Apply at: https://daviddouglas.schoolrecruiter.net


External Applicant Instructions:


If you are an External Applicant applying for a position, you will complete the EXTERNAL TalentEd application.  Please see link above.



Internal Candidates: July 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

External Candidates: Open until filled



David Douglas School District Drug Testing and Criminal Background check.

Per district policy all offers of employment shall be contingent upon the successful passing of a district required drug test and criminal background check. David Douglas School District’s Human Resources will designate where and when the testing will be conducted. The offer of employment will be withdrawn from candidates who test positive for drugs.



  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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