Wayzata Public Schools is currently looking for compassionate, patient individuals who like working with children to join our pool of Special Education Paraprofessional Substitutes. 

What does a Special Education Substitute Paraprofessional do?
A special education paraprofessional substitute (para sub) works with children with special needs ranging from ages 2 to 18.  These children come with a variety of needs including but not limited to:

  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Physical and motor
  • Personal – care
  • Social/emotional

The sub para often works with students in a general education classroom setting and support the students by adapting and modifying the learning environment and materials as needed.  Assisting the student with personal care (moving, eating, toileting) may also be a part of the role so it is important the sub para is physically able to perform all tasks.  Students easily distracted or easily frustrated are supported by the sub para through positive behavior intervention strategies.  The sub para will follow a plan prepared by the para whose position they are filling.  Special Education and Classroom teachers provide assistance as needed.  This role is a rewarding one, giving the sub para the opportunity to work with children who have so much to offer and need support in doing so.
What does Wayzata Public Schools offer you?

  • Flexibility:  You choose the days you work, the location and age group of the students you work with, and whether or not you want to work part or all of the day.  Preference is for full days, but we can work with you to accommodate
  • Competitive pay: Our Special Education Paraprofessional Substitutes earn $14.60 per hour and are paid two times per month.
  • Opportunity:  Substitute Paraprofessionals who perform well are often considered and hired for regular on-going vacancies.
  • Meaningful Work: At Wayzata Public Schools, we believe in high levels of achievement for each and every student.  The work that you do in the classroom helps ensure that we can meet that vision.

What are we looking for?

  • Must have a High School diploma. A minimum of 60 post secondary credits or successful complete of the Para Pro exam is needed for advancement to regular employment as a Paraprofessional.
  • Must be comfortable with and enjoy working with students with special needs.
  • Position may require you to move, lift, or pull  more than 50 pounds
  • Candidates with a high degree of flexibility and willingness to work in a variety of settings with a variety of children are highly preferred.