Job Posting Description, Knapp (I MO/S 1) Paraprofessional - Category II Classification A
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Knapp Elementary
Application Open: 09/24/2020, Filing Deadline: (none)
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
078 Paraprofessional Category II Classification A

General Description:

 The Paraprofessional is to assist the teacher with the implementation of Individual Education Programs of students identified with disabilities.  It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide direct instruction to the students, providing the Paraprofessional guidance in a variety of areas.  The role of the Paraprofessional is to work in a supportive capacity as part of a team to meet the needs of each student.  Teacher assistance may be provided across multiple settings such as special education classrooms, general education classrooms and other designated learning environments within the school or community.  In addition, Paraprofessionals assist with classroom procedures that may include, but are not limited to; educational support, mobility support, vocational support, behavior support, assistance with functional skills and physical or occupational therapy support.


General Requirements

  1.  Maintain student and staff confidentiality
  2. Comply with standard rules, regulations and procedures assigned by Building Principal
  3. Be part of the total support team for students and staff
  4. Be professional when dealing with student, staff and parents
  5. Support the teacher and related staff, who provide service for the student
  6. Support the educator / teacher's overall goals and objectives for each individual student
  7. Aid in the development and maintenance of a positive work environment
  8. Communicate concerns to administrator or assigned teacher in a timely and professional manner
  9. Be on time and maintain good attendance, report to the requested area or work site
  10. Attend in services upon notification, when provided during a school day
  11. Request teacher support when necessary or when more explanation is needed
  12. Communicate important information to the teacher concerning the student
  13. ED positions require ability to complete CPI training
  14. MO positions require assistance with student's hygiene

Work Schedule:   School year only; 5.75 hours per day

Reports to:  Building Principal, unless otherwise note

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 60 college credit hours or passing score on the Para Pro Exam
  • Previous experience working with students.  Desire to make a positive difference and be a positive influence in student's lives.  Understanding and experience in an educational setting.  A positive employment history and recommendations from a previous supervisor. 

 Salary and Benefits

Payment Type: Hourly
Salary Scope: $11.23 per hour
Benefits: Per Contract

The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.



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