6.75 hrs./day
7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Effective Date of Employment:
 Beginning of the 2022-23 school year
Application Deadlines:
September 22, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

Application Procedures:
Internal Candidates and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at

  1. High School diploma AND two years of college OR Associate’s degree OR MN passing score on ParaPro assessment.
  2. Effective behavior management and health support skills, able to maintain routine in a student’s day.
  3. Effective communication and teamwork skills for interactions with staff, students, and parents.
  4. Experience working in a center-based and inclusion setting.
  5. Must be able to perform the essential job functions, which may include toileting, catheters, lifting, medication administration, gastric tube feedings, health tasks to support student, pool, DAPE, ability to work outside.
  6. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.


  1. Assist in communication with staff, parents, and students.
  2. Assist teacher/nurse in collection and maintaining data.
  3. Ability to implement intervention strategies developed by licensed staff.
  4. Implement behavior intervention plans.
  5. Implement health plans.
  6. Assist with crisis interventions and discipline.
  7. Have knowledge of effective sensory activities.
  8. Instruct individual students following programs designed by lead teacher.
  9. Assist with independent study.
  10. Reinforce lessons with small groups of students.
  11. Ability to work outdoors with students and staff in a variety of weather conditions.

Responsible To: 
Building Principal 

Wage Group V –  According to contractual agreement. 

District 196 is a public school district of choice located in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is the fourth largest school district in Minnesota, serving 30,000 students and more than 150,000 residents. The district’s 110 square miles encompass all or part of the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Empire and Vermillion townships.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center for students who are more successful in a non-traditional high school setting; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral challenges, and a special education school serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates two learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education, and offers robust community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
In District 196, the sky’s the limit. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore the outer limits of their vast potential. District 196 is nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. Whether they have an affinity for academics, arts and/or athletics, our goal is to expose students to the infinite possibilities that exist for their futures. Together, we encourage students each day to pursue excellence as they experience their exciting journey along the road of life.

Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).