Elementary Para I - Resource

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


Salary: $11.60 (Hourly wage - based on education and experience)

Hours: Depends on position (Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00-4:00)

Calendar: August 26, 2020 - May 20, 2021


  • Insurance: Health• Dental • Vision 
  • Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Pay dates on the 15th and 30th
Purpose Statement:
The job of Paraeducator l was established for the purpose/s of assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of students with special needs in the regular classroom or resource room; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and performing classroom clerical tasks.

Essential Functions:
Adapts and provides accommodations of classroom activities; assignments and/or materials under the direction of the teacher for the purpose of providing an opportunity for special education students to actively participate in classroom activities.

Aids students in and out of classroom (e.g. packing backpacks, note taking, relationship building, field trips, social skills, etc.) for the purpose of providing assistance to students’ needs and social growth.

Occasionally assists students requiring support in addressing personal care needs due to medical condition and/or physical limitations (e.g. restroom, nutritional, etc.) for the purpose of allowing students to function in the school environments.

Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. CPR, education strategies, specific disability education, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to the job functions to meet established annual State requirements.

Collaborates with staff for the purpose of providing necessary support and information related to the student’s progress as established in their Individual Education Program under the direction of certified staff.

Occasionally implements behavioral plans for students as designed by the IEP team for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students’ needs and providing a consistent environment under the direction of certified staff.

Occasionally assists students with challenging and/or aggressive behaviors.

Implements education and behavioral programming under the supervision of the classroom certified staff for the purpose of developing new skills for students.

Instructs students in a variety of activities in individual and group settings (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of meeting Individual Educational Program goals under the direction of certified staff.

Maintains instructional materials and data sheets for the purpose of ensuring availability of instructional materials and/or providing reliable information regarding student progress under the direction of certified staff.

Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, fire drills, assemblies, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive environment conducive to learning.

Other Functions:
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the educational team.

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using district approved crisis intervention techniques.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include; instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and stages of child development/behavior; and safe handling of blood-borne pathogens and crisis de-escalation techniques.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, collect data and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized practices; providing student, classroom and building information to certified/classified staff when necessary.

Work Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions could occasionally require some of the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires a combination of sitting, walking and standing.

Experience Job related experience is desired.
Education High school diploma or equivalent. Paraeducators in Title I schools must have 48 college hours or demonstrate required educational proficiency through the taking of Title l Assessments.

Continuing Educ. / Training Clearances
20 hours per year of in-service training required

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background
Clearance; TB Test

Non Exempt

Posted By

Olathe Unified School District 233

14545 W 127th St , Olathe, KS 66062

At the following locations


14160 S Black Bob Road , Olathe, KS 66062

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $12,231

% ELL Students


State Average: 11%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%


State Average: 231