Behavioral Assistant (Mendenhall River Community School)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Special Education


Location: Districtwide (Mendenhall River Community School)
Part-Time Position: (.9333 FTE) 


Position Summary:  Works primarily with students who are in special education. Presents material and activities to improve skills in assigned areas, which may include reading, writing, math, computers and/or vocational education. Works individually or in small groups. Records grades and other measures of students’ progress and behavior.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be:

  • High School Diploma
  • Some prior experience working with school age children preferred
  • CPR, first aid and district approved behavior management techniques may be required.  (includes have a general understanding of behavior modification techniques; demonstrates the ability to remain calm and follow through with a plan in stressful situations; manage and deescalate angry and aggressive students; and,  handle a variety of behaviors, including crisis situations).
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license required.
  • Must have either an AA degree, or 48 semester hours, or be willing to take and pass the Highly Qualified Paraprofessional Exam.

Knowledge of:

  • Files and record keeping.
  • Personal computers and related software.
  • School age children's behavior.
  • Behavior modification (includes emotionally disturbed but with a shift differential).

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Provide instructional assistance in assigned areas.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  (Communicate and coordinate effectively with students, staff, supervisors and parents.)
  • Operate a personal computer and related software.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and parents.  (Have an understanding of cultural, family and disability issues; and be able to adapt techniques as needed. 

Compensation: This is a permanent part-time 9 month position, working 35 hours per week, with a starting salary of $21.31 per hour plus differential. We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) plan, and paid time off.  

Selected hire will be fingerprinted at applicant's expense and fingerprints forwarded to the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI for a records check.

Posted By

Juneau School District

10014 Crazy Horse Drive , Juneau, AK 99801

At the following locations

Mendenhall River Community School

10014 Crazy Horse Drive , Juneau, AK 99801

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,209

% ELL Students


State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.91

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 314