Substitute Paraprofessional - District Wide, Grand Forks Public Schools

Substitute Paraprofessional - District Wide


Job ID:


February 20, 2024

Contact Information:
Grand Forks Public Schools
2400 47th Ave. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201
District Website

Human Resources
Phone: 701-746-2200
District Email

Job Description:

Education: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.  


Qualifications: Ability to work with a variety of student behaviors and educational needs, primarily in the general education classroom. Ability to work as a team member, demonstrates human relations skills, and demonstrates effective communication skills.


Job Goal: Assist students with disabilities in a variety of school settings, including specialized classrooms, under the supervision of teachers/related services personnel. Disabilities include autism, emotional disturbance, physical impairments, intellectual disabilities, adult transition (18-21 years of age) and alternate settings.


Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist in carrying out activities to achieve goals and objectives listed in the students’ Individual Educational Plans.

Assist students in instructional activities, curriculum modification and adaptations with the planning and supervision of the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher.

Assist with the tracking of student progress through data collection.

Work out of a self-contained program, i.e. Autism, ED, Alternative Learning Program.

Support students individually or in small groups and toggle between the general educations setting and the self-contained setting.

Work with computers and other adaptive AT equipment to aid in student learning.

Supervise students individually and in small groups and toggle between the general education setting and the self-contained setting.

Assist in the provision of accommodations and adaptations.

Assist students in developing self-management skills.

Assist teachers in classroom management and in the carrying out of positive behavior support plans.

Partner with classroom teacher in monitoring the classroom to minimize distractions and disruptions to promote learning.

Assist students in other ways as assigned by supervisors.

Assist students in loading and unloading safely from buses and in drop off and pick up zones.

Participate in professional development, including program specific training and behavioral de-escalation, to acquire specific skills needed to perform responsibilities.

Promote learning environments that are student-centered, safe, and supportive where through effective communication and relationship building.

Maintain a high level of ethical behavior.

Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the district supervisor.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others.  


Terms of Employment:  Nine (9) months, academic school year

Evaluation: Job performance will be evaluated by the supervisor.


Primary Location -District Wide

Salary Range -$16.32 - $20.29 / Substitute

Shift Type -Full-time or Part-time

Salary Range: