Personal Care Assistant (Paraprofessional) - Learning Support Classroom - Howe Elementary School (Contract Vacancy)

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


The Mt. Lebanon School District has an immediate need for a paraprofessional/personal care assistant position at Howe Elementary School. Personal Care Assistants work directly with students with special needs, assisting in the academic, social/emotional, and behavioral development of the students in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). See attached job description for more details.

This is an excellent opportunity for:

  • aspiring teachers seeking to establish field credentials and build skill sets
  • parents of school age children in need of steady positions with summers, weekends, and holidays off
  • healthcare aides and personal care givers interested in applying skills beyond the medical field
  • aspiring physical, occupational, speech, and social/emotional therapists looking for related work experience
Personal care assistants work 7 hours/day, between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:45 PM, 185 days during the regular school year (summers, weekends and holidays off). Starting wages are either $13.31 or $13.56 per hour, for new hires to the District depending upon previous school district experience.

This is a permanent position with continued employment from year to year that is eligible for fringe benefits after successful completion of a 90 day probationary period:
  • Health insurance plan (affordable cost, most in-network provider services are covered at 100% with no deductible, low co-pays for most prescription drugs)
  • Employer paid dental and vision insurance plans 
  • OR semi-annual stipend in lieu of health benefits if otherwise insured
  • Employer paid $40,000 in life insurance 
  • Enrollment in PSERS pension programs 
Other perks include:
  • Paid time off (sick and personal days)
  • Academic reimbursement
In order to be eligible for this paraprofessional position, the applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1) Have completed at least two (2) years of postsecondary study, or
2) Possess an associates degree or higher, or
3) Meet a rigorous standard of quality as demonstrated through State or local assessment.

In order to be eligible for employment in Pennsylvania public schools, the following clearances, trainings, and forms are required by the Mt. Lebanon School District upon hire:
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34)
FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114)
Child/Student Abuse Recognition and Reporting (Act 126)
Arrest or Conviction Form PDE 6004 (Act 24)
School Personnel Health Record & TB Test
Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Information (Act 168)

Mt. Lebanon School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted By

Mt. Lebanon School District

21 Moffett Street , Pittsburgh, PA 15243

At the following locations

Howe Elementary School

400 Broadmor Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $16,365

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students


State Average: 18%



State Average: 302