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Special Education Paraprofessional

Athlos Leadership Academy
Saint Cloud, MN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

School Overview

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is a public, tuition-free K-8 charter school. Our school offers a unique approach that empowers students to live fulfilling, responsible, and successful lives by building on our three foundational pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character. Athlos students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as a broad knowledge base and healthy lifestyle habits. Our school culture celebrates high academic achievement, fosters individual growth in fitness and Performance Character, and promotes regular family engagement. 

Position: Special Education Paraprofessional 

Reports to: Department Lead and Case Manager

Start Date: August 23, 2021

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education: High School Diploma

Experience Required: Classroom experience preferred

Certification Required: ParaPro Certification or 2 years of higher education

Preferred Qualification: Ability to speak a foreign language (Somali, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, etc.) $.50 per hour differentials for bilingual paraprofessionals, and paraprofessionals with either a valid short-call substitute license or a valid teaching license.

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:

  • Growth mindset
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Innovative
  • Creative problem solver
  • Willing to take risks
  • Highly organized
  • Effective at time management
  • Seeks out professional learning
  • Willing to continue to learn and try new strategies/ protocols
  • Willing to plan and work collaboratively with a team
  • Able to build relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Good communicator and active listener

Job Duties:

  1. Primary function is intense management of student behaviors.
  2. Assists with management of student behavior and discipline, primarily for students with disabilities.
  3. Uses the classroom management plan consistent with an assigned teacher’s techniques and school-wide standards.
  4. Undergoes training in managing the behavior of students per IEP requirements.
  5. Helps supervise students in all areas of the school including pick-up/drop-off, recess, lunch, etc.
  6. Assists teachers with classroom instruction as assigned (individualized instruction, small groups, etc.)
  7. Helps teachers accommodate all students with IEPs.
  8. Communicates student needs to general and special education teachers when appropriate.
  9. Provides performance measurements to classroom teaching mentor to help with student progress.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation and a copy of related certifications to

Athlos Leadership Academy


Saint Cloud, MN
56301 USA



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