Transportation Paraprofessional

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Special Education


WORK DAY: 7 hours per day; approximately 6:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. split shift; multiple positions available.

WORK CALENDAR:  Refer to the attached work calendar in the lower right corner of this posting.


SALARY: $16.25 per hour

BENEFITS:  Benefits available for positions working an average of 30 hours per week.
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Transportation Paraprofessional Duties:

  • Accompany Special Education students on the school bus taking care of personal needs and assuring their safety.
  • Model a positive attitude and appropriate behavior for students while riding the bus.
  • Ensure that students are delivered to a responsible person.
  • Monitor student behavior during bus ride to ensure safe behavior and prevention of injury.
  • File Transportation Communication reports as needed.
  • Assist students getting on and off the bus.
  • Assist bus driver in buckling seat belts and securing wheelchairs.
  • Perform tasks within the level of responsibility of position as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Data collection.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as a cooperative team member.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Experience in behavior management techniques.
  • Capable of responding to occasional physical behavior.
  • Willing to be CPR certified and First Aid trained.
  • Willing to be trained in crisis prevention techniques and physical intervention.
  • Regular, on-time attendance is required.
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

Physical requirements:
  • Must be able to pass a physical dexterity test.
  • Must be physically able to evacuate students in the event of an emergency.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Stooping and bending required.

Required Dispositions: 
In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include:
  • Believes that all students can attain high levels of learning.
  • Takes responsibility for the learning of our students and his/her own performance.
  • Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all students.
  • Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
  • Won't shy away from today's educational challenges.
  • Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
  • Has a proven track record of success.
  • Works with great integrity.
  • Working with students who have behavioral challenges.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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Rochester Public Schools Independent School District 535

615 7th Street SW , Rochester, MN 55902

At the following locations

Edison Building

615 7th Street SW , Rochester, MN 55902