Job Posting Description, Spec. Ed. Paraprofessional
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Muessel Elementary School
Application Open: 02/02/2021, Filing Deadline: (none)
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358 Spec. Ed. Paraprofessional

Position Title: Special Education Paraprofessional

Immediate Supervisor: Special Education Teacher, Building Administrator, District Support Team

Position Summary:

  • Monitor students during arrival, lunch, recess and dismissal times
  • Assist in classroom instruction under the direction of the general education and special education teacher
  • Implement Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) as written in the IEP
  • Assist students in following classroom schedule
  • Record and summarize data as directed by the special education teacher
  • Maintain daily communication with special education teacher
  • Assist in the modification/accommodation of classroom work according to the individual student’s IEP
  • Assist the special education teacher in providing appropriate individualized services to assist students in their inclusionary services
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Follow all employee practices listed in the Paraprofessional Employees Agreement


  • Pass Para-Pro examination or have 60 hours of college credit
  • High school diploma
  • Previous experience with children or students with special needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and understand individual students’ needs
  • Ability to accurately record and summarize data as directed by the special education teacher
  • Willingness to participate in pre and ongoing training programs
  • Understand the individual needs of students as described in their IEP
  • Ability to lift student if necessary (all students over 40 pounds are a 2-person lift).


  • Support the needs of special education students or other special education staff in the building as directed
  • Assist substitute teachers and paraprofessionals in adapting to needs of students and daily schedule of activities
  • Assist students as needed to achieve individual goals and objectives for their IEPs
  • Implement behavior and support plans as described in the students’ IEPs
  • Assist in classroom instruction under the direction of general and special education teachers
  • Assist with toileting and/or diapering as needed.
  • Assist with feeding as needed.

Works in standard office and school building environments. Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours. Must be able to handle stress.

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