Individual Learning Center Paraeducator I, Fargo Public Schools

Individual Learning Center Paraeducator I


Job ID:


December 01, 2021

Contact Information:
Fargo Public Schools
700 7th St S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
District Website

Amanda Korynta
Phone: 701-446-1050
District Email

Job Description:

Paraeducator I

Position Purpose: A Paraeducator I provides instructional support and delivers other direct services to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This classification is generally assigned to work with students and may involve instruction in a traditional setting and/or the physical care and emotional support of students with disabilities.

1. Instructional Support: to provide instructional support to students under the direction of a certified teacher or other licensed employee. This includes teaching and learning based support, as well as instructional support in relation to student social, emotional, and behavioral development.Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 75%Examples of this work include:

  • Assists teacher in routine classroom operation, including modeling activities for students in the regular education classroom.
  • Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
  • Assists in the collection of teacher requests, comments and test information.
  • Maintains classroom supplies and materials, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe and sanitary learning environment, and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Observes, monitors and records student performance and behavior; assists in assessing a student's learning needs based on their performance in individual or group tutoring sessions.


2. Physical Support for Students: to provide physical care for students for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution, includes providing self-care to students who are medically fragile.Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 15%Examples of this work include:

  • Administers first aid, as instructed by a health care professional for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
  • Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to an injured student, fights, or school drills.
  • Assists students with hygiene tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.) as necessary.
  • Loads/unloads wheelchair bound students on bus, and/or waits with students for transportation.


3. Statement of Responsibility: Enter Description.Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%Examples of this work include:

  • Performs routine clerical duties and maintain records, copies and files paperwork.
  • General student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen.
  • Attends conferences and workshops toward present and future career development. Participates in general staff meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
  • Basic academic and computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working or volunteering in a school setting
  • Experience working with individualized education plans (IEPs)

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Application Procedures
All applications for open Fargo Public Schools positions must be made Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications and job duties. Applicants for administrative, teaching, professional and other certified staff positions will need to attach: 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume/CV 3) Three (3) Letters of Reference 4) Complete transcripts for each degree from the institutions conferring the degrees. In addition, Teacher Applicants will need to attach: Current teaching license.

Job postings will be closed for applications at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) on the closing date listed in the posting. 

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must upload a Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veterans Affairs Office.

For more information or questions please call 701-446-1000 or email 

The Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law.

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