What you'll do
What you'll do
  • Be hands-on with students
  • Assist teachers with instructional
    support
  • Help students be successful
    academically and behaviorally
Qualifications
Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years experience working with individuals with exceptional needs
Join our team
Join our team

Become a para and you can enjoy:

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Competitive Salary

$17.14 – 25.62 per hour

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Generous Benefits
  • Health, dental, & life insurance
  • Free counseling
  • Retirement benefits
  • District match for 403b participants
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Positive Workplace

Staff perceptions of the workplace culture are in the positive range

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Excellent Schedule
  • Paid leave (up to 96 hours)
  • Holidays and summers off
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Training & Growth
  • Ongoing training
  • Programs to help you reach your job goals, like becoming a teacher
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Small Class Sizes

Work one-on-one with students and build relationships with them

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Paraprofessionals/Educational Assistants in District 287

Feel good at the end of the day. We love dedicated & compassionate employees who want to make a difference! 

  • Work with students to ensure they receive an excellent education
  • Support teachers in the classroom
  • Support students with daily education needs
  • Be a trusted adult and build relationships with students

We are interested in candidates who are diverse, bilingual, or have experience working with diverse populations.

Commitment to Equity

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

About District 287

Intermediate District 287 is a west metro school district for unique learners. We serve 11 school districts in the West Metro including Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, and Westonka. Our healing community works together to achieve racial equity. Our strategic vision includes hiring and retaining racially diverse and racially conscious staff across all levels of our organization. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences.

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