Kindergarten Paraprofessional ( 4 Hours per day) SEIU

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OB TITLE: Kindergarten Paraprofessional (4 hours per day)  SEIU

DEPARTMENT/BUILDING:  Jessie Rouse Elementary School

 REPORTS TO Building Administrator

Saginaw Public Schools Kindergarten Paraprofessional are responsible for assisting the teacher in the classroom in any manner that the teacher requests to help assure a quality instructional program.

The School District of the City of Saginaw, in partnership with parents, students, businesses and the community, are committed to and responsible for ensuring the highest level of academic achievement and career planning for all students, the highest performing organizational structure at all levels, and a safe and effective learning environment for all students.
1. Knowledge of age appropriate activities
2. Experience working in a setting dealing directly with young children.
3. Demonstrated ability to relate with children.
4. Knowledge of basic math, grammar and punctuation
5. Knowledge of child development and learning styles
6. Skilled in operating classroom equipment
7. Ability to schedule activities and collate data
8. Ability to work with constant interruptions
9. Ability to understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions
10. Ability to communicate effectively
11. Ability to work as a team to facilitate planning activities, and assisting teacher in implementing.


  1. Adapt classroom activities, assignments and/or materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom goals and objectives
  2. Support the teacher in the instructional process by administering classroom assignments
  3. Assist the teacher in evaluating progress of classroom objectives
  4. Monitor individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, fieldtrips) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
  5. Prepare bulletin boards and displays for the observance and/or recognition of important cultural events (e.g., Cinco de Mayo, Black History, Reading Month, etc.)
  6. Perform general clerical tasks (e.g. laminating, making copies, filing, etc.) to help the teacher get instructional materials ready
  7. Report observations and incidents relating to specific students and communicate information to teacher
  8. Must be able to sit, stand, walk , bend and crawl with student activities. 
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

  1. Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, Preferred.
  2. A minimum of 60 hours of college credit at an accredited community college or university. Or
  3. High School Diploma and MUST take and pass the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment with a score of 460.  Contact Delta College  for testing schedule at 989-686-9182.   
  4. Previous classroom aide experience preferred
Attend any training as mandated

  1. School environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, and dust.
  2. Noise level in this work environment may be moderate to loud


CURRICULA RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the teacher in planning and delivering instructional objectives for a given subject and/or classroom as developed by the building

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.
Preceding data are intended to convey information essential to making fair pay decisions about the job, and are not exhaustive lists of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it.

Hourly Rate:  $ 10.44 - $ 11.02 per hour.  This wage follows the SEIU Contract.  Per the Affordable care Act after 90 days Full-time positions are eligible for insurance coverage or cash-in-lieu if no insurance coverage is needed.   After a six month probationary period sick and personal time are earned at a pro-rated basis.  

Only those applications assigned to a specific Job Number will be considered;
a general application does not satisfy the application protocol.

APPLICATION PROCEDURESThe Saginaw Public School District accepts on-line applications only. Applicants are to submit:
(1) Complete detailed SPSD Application (educational background, specialized/technical training, work experience), 
(2) Resume,
(3) Cover Letter,
(4) Letters of Recommendation.
(5) Transcripts
An application may be obtained online by going to the SPSD web site at: and clicking on “Employment”

Saginaw Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, disability, age, or national origin in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth group.  This following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Saginaw Public Schools
550 Millard
Saginaw MI  48607
Telephone:  989-399-6502

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