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Therapeutic Paraprofessional - Waseca ISD #829

Posted on 9/5/2017 10:18:13 AM

Listing expires 10/3/2017

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Date of Availability: ASAP
Date Closing: Open until Filled


      has an opening for the following position(s):


          Therapeutic Paraprofessional


Location: Central Building- Waseca County Off Campus

Monday-Friday 7:45am to 3:00pm


Waseca Public Schools is seeking a special education paraprofessional for the 2017-2018 school year to work in the setting IV therapeutic program located at Central Building. This position will support the academic, emotional, vocational and behavioral needs of students with special education needs.


Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

AS, AA or the equivalent of 2 years of postsecondary education (60 semester credits) or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Various disabilities and special needs conditions

  • Child development principles

  • Behavior management principles


Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Assist classroom teacher in providing instruction and managing student educational programming.

  • Adapt instructional materials, equipment, or strategies, under the direction of the teacher or other professionals, to provide differentiated instruction, accomplish objectives and meet student needs.

  • Implement charting, data collection, paperwork preparation, and other monitoring techniques to ensure student success in a variety of areas, such as behavioral, social, and educational.

  • Assist licensed staff in the implementation of classroom management and behavioral interventions, creating an environment appropriate for learning.

  • Utilize proactive behavior management techniques, reinforcing positive behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques, and redirecting inappropriate behaviors. May be required to use physical restraints.

  • Facilitate activities with a student or small group under the direction of the teacher, therapist or other related services staff.

  • Assist students with developing appropriate social skills and behavior, through a variety of methods including modeling, lessons, incentive plans, and charting.

  • Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.

  • Collaborate with related service personnel, teachers, fellow assistants, and other program/school staff in order to meet the needs of students and maintain a positive work environment for all.

  • Participate in training/in-service as assigned, in accordance to the contract.

  • Performs other job-related duties, as assigned.


Physical Requirements:  

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.




Our setting IV therapeutic program has three licensed therapy dogs.

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.


If interested, apply online at: www.waseca.k12.mn.us

Heather Harms, Interim Director of Special Education


Posting will close on:   Open Until Filled

Posting Closes On:

Until filled

Contact Name & Position:

Heather Harms, Director of Special Education

Contact Email:


Contact Phone:


Other Notes:


Waseca ISD #829 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online