Special Ed Paraprofessional

HOPE Community Academy is an accredited, public co-educational charter school comprised of primary, intermediate, and middle school levels. The entire school community seeks to provide a safe and trusting learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

The mission of HOPE Community Academy is to inspire students to achieve high academic success while embracing Hmong language and culture.

As a vital part of the total learning community, HOPE Community Academy is called to educate students in an atmosphere enriched by shared Hmong and American values . . . peace, justice, and respect for one another. The school recognizes that a child’s healthy development is dependent upon learning and living out those values.


  • Explain, assist, and guide special education students with class assignments.
  • Carry out and monitor the behavior of special education students in various settings by observing and keeping records, advising students and directing appropriate behavior.
  • Assist the special education teacher(s) and specialists with modifying materials regarding the instruction of IEP students.
  • Collaborates with special education and regular education teachers with classroom activities including academic, social, and executive functioning tasks.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, and program operation.
  • Assist with the supervision of mealtime.
  • Attend staff meetings, IEP meetings, staff development, and other district activities as directed.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate to working with students with disabilities.

Professional Accountabilities

  • Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
  • Participates in various school events, staff meetings and extracurricular activities.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
  • Serve as a role model for promoting effective instruction and professionalism


  • Obtained an associate’s degree OR completed two years of study (60 semester credits) at an institution of higher education OR demonstrate competency through a formal state exam (Parapro)
  • General knowledge of child development.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with teachers, administrators, support staff and parents.

Working Environment

  • Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment; school building is a multi-level building that has an elevator and is accessible
  • Position requires extensive interaction with children of all ages
  • Duties may occasionally be performed on field trips away from school
  • Duties may occasionally be performed in outdoor environments, such as athletic fields or playgrounds
  • Duties may occasionally be performed in varying weather conditions, such as hot or cold weather.
  • Possible exposure to loud and noisy locations (e.g. loud classrooms or cafeterias; children speaking or laughing loudly).

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