Position: Extended School Year Assistant – SPED Non-Teaching Support, Multiple Positions
Location(s): Castle Elementary, Oakdale Elementary, Weaver Elementary, Richardson Elementary, and Webster Elementary. 
ESY Dates: Staff Planning Dates are TBD, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                    Session Dates: June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 12-15, July 19-22 and July 26-29
Hours: Varies at each location
Pay Rate: Starting pay is $15.94 – $17.48 per hour dependent on qualifications.  Internal candidates: In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, paraprofessionals covered by the paraprofessional contract during the school year will receive a pay rate according to their 2019-2021 step placement.
Work Year: Summer 2021

Required Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
    • Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
    • Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment.  (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro)
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and restrain students in emergency situations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Completion of any required training necessary for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably in Education)
  • Education assistant/paraprofessional or teaching experience
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Experience and/or training in behavior management


  • Assist in the instruction of students by providing support and practical training to students in various subject matters
  • Provide assistance to the teacher by performing such duties as:
    • Implementing instructional plans and assisting with the adaptation/modification of the curriculum as directed by the teacher
    • Preparing class schedules
    • Organizing learning materials
    • Assisting with classroom activities
  • Assist educational staff in performing duties to meet the specific needs of students including, but not limited to:
    • Redirecting inappropriate behaviors of students in classrooms
    • Preparing food for and/or feeding students
    • Assisting in the physical movement of students
    • Diapering and toileting students
    • Escorting students to vocational training jobs
    • Chaperoning student community outings
    • Supervising students during bus loading and unloading
  • Promote a safe and productive learning environment for students, ensuring that student needs are met by communicating with other staff about student needs
  • Monitor and document the educational progress of students by performing evaluations of student progress and needs
  • Record data pertaining to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and the educational setting at all times
  • Other related duties as assigned 

**Please rank in the application the location(s) you would be willing to work at.  Please also select the program(s) you would be willing to work – Resource, FAN, CID, MN, CREED.  Please note that preference is taken into consideration but not guaranteed.  Placement is subject to change at any time due to student enrollment and needs.

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.