Paraprofessional, Programs for Cognitively and/or Physically Impaired – MULTIPLE OPENINGS

Friday, January 12, 2018
Ingham Intermediate School District
Position Details: 

Job Title:

Paraprofessional, Programs for Cognitively and/or Physically Impaired – MULTIPLE OPENINGS


Heartwood School

Salary Range/ Level:

$12.00 - $16.63 per hour

(commensurate with experience)

2017-18 OPEIU Salary Schedule

Terms of Employment:

38 weeks/year; 5 days/week; 6.75 hrs/day (8:15am-3:00 pm)

Date Posted:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Application Deadline:

Friday January 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Application Process:

A completed online application is REQUIRED. (See application instructions at under Programs and Services/Human Resources.)


Resume and cover letter may be:

  • Attached within the online application (preferred)
  • Faxed: (517) 676-4294
  • Emailed:
  • Mailed: Ingham ISD, Human Resources         

2630 W Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854

Ingham Intermediate School District


Ingham ISD exists to serve and lead through collaboration, innovation and advocacy. 


Ingham ISD, in partnership with all stakeholders, will transform our community by fostering the success of all learners in preparation for college, work and life.

Job Description


Position Opportunity:

Assists teachers in district classrooms for the cognitively impaired and/or physically impaired by performing a variety of duties designed to carry out individual student education programs and positive behavioral support.




  • High school graduate or GED recipient.
  • Prefer 2 years successful experience as a paraprofessional in a program for youth with physical and/or cognitive impairments or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrates continuous learning as it relates to instructional, behavioral and therapeutic interventions for assigned students.
  • Ability to read, comprehend multi-step instructions and written correspondence.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and learned skills while interacting with students and adults.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to generalize concepts/skills learned in one situation and apply those concepts/skills to new situations.
  • Ability to work with students who have severe disabilities.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.  Self-directedness and initiative when given a variety of tasks and responsibilities.  Demonstrate understanding of student and family confidentiality.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employees must regularly lift 50 lbs and push/pull up to 100 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.  The employee needs to be to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment.  The employee must possess physical abilities sufficient to employ physical intervention strategies when necessary, i.e. non-violent crisis intervention techniques.


Performance Responsibilities:


  • Assists in daily classroom routines and facilitates students participation in all activities including but not limited to:  self-care, mobility, ambulation, defined health procedures, and swimming
  • Implements classroom and/or individual student behavior intervention strategies under the direction of classroom teachers.
  • May operate various lifts, instructional or adaptive equipment and assistive technology devices.
  • Collects information on and summarizes student progress toward achievement of IEP goals/objectives and/or behavior intervention plans under the direction of classroom teachers.
  • Supervises and monitors students daily during instructional and non-structured periods.
  • Assists in the development, maintenance and adaptation of instructional materials under the direction of classroom teachers.
  • Records attendance, maintains records, and performs other clerical tasks under the direction of classroom teachers.
  • May provide job coaching and/or instructional support to students participating in community-based vocational programs.
  • Participates in building level activities, staff meetings, student staffings, program meetings, inservice activities, or other meetings as determined necessary by classroom teachers or the supervising special education administrator.
  • Supervises students under teacher direction within school or community based instructional settings.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned by classroom teachers or the supervising special education administrator.



Working Conditions:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be part of a team responsible for safety, well-being and work output.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  The employee may be exposed to infection or aggressive behavior from students at a greater risk than the average person.




Notice of Non-discrimination

It is the policy of Ingham Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, or lack of English language speaking skills, in its programs, services or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI, 48854. (517) 244-1289.

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