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

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Ingham ISD
Position Details: 

Ingham Intermediate school district

Position Announcement

Job Title:

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


Heartwood School

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary Range/ Level:

$12.12 - $16.80 per hour

(commensurate with experience)

2018-19 OPEIU Salary Schedule

Terms of Employment:

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

Date Posted:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Application Deadline:

Monday, February 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Application Process:

A completed online application is REQUIRED. (See application instructions at Ingham ISD under Employment.)


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 two years of 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 measurement, 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.

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: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI, 48854. (517) 244-1289.



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