Special Education Paraprofessional (EA)

Job Summary

Perform tasks within the level of responsibility of position as assigned by the supervisor. This position involves working one on one and in group settings with K-5 children assigned to special education.


  • Minimum requirement of 48 college semester credits or a two-year degree. Please include transcript(s) with application
  • OR completion of the Para Pro test (test available upon job offer). The passing score for the Para Pro Assessment in Minnesota is 460. Please visit for more information about the Para Pro test.
  • Experience with behavior management strategies.
  • Data collection
  • Capable of responding to occasional physical behavior.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as a cooperative team member.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Regular, on-time attendance is required.
  • Physical requirement: must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Stooping and bending required. Being able to sit in various size chairs. Ability to walk one mile or more (we walk to the Big Woods State Park twice a year).
  • Willing to be trained in crisis prevention techniques and physical intervention.

Required Dispositions

  • Contribute to a healthy learning environment by modeling behavior expectations for social interactions
  • 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
  • Works with great integrity
  • Working with students who have behavioral challenges.
  • Develop professionally and be involved by participating in workshops, in-services and staff development opportunities, staff meetings, and attending special events
  • Understand and fulfill all aspects of school policies and procedures as outlined in the Nerstrand Program Handbook
  • Avail oneself of technology opportunities for skill advancement
  • To conduct yourself professionally and respect the privacy of all of our students.
  • To use the proper channels when communicating questions or concerns. (i.e. Director and/or Special Education Teacher)

To apply, email Application Open until filled.

Reading and Math Corps tutors

We are looking for Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors for the 2019-20 school year. You can work with students every day, during the school day and help them become successful in reading and math!

Reading Corps and Math Corps provide comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students build academic skills. Tutors are paid a living allowance and are eligible for up to $4,266 to pay tuition or repay student loans. Tutors 55 or older may gift the award to their child or grandchild. Tutors may be eligible for free health insurance and child care assistance.

Learn how you can get involved by visiting the Reading and Math website. You can also help by telling a friend or family member (grandparents make great tutors, too!) about openings at our school and statewide! Positions start in August for the 2019-20 school year. Send questions to or call 866-859-2825.

Substitute Paraprofessionals

We are seeking substitute paras. Email for more information.

How to apply

Email Application open until filled.

Substitute Teachers

We are seeking substitute teachers on an ongoing basis. View full job description.

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