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Helena School District Level I (Special Education) Para Educator (Teacher Assistant) in Helena, Montana

Level I (Special Education) Para Educator (Teacher Assistant) JobID: 2716

  • Position Type:

    Support Staff/ ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    District Wide


    Helena School District # 1 has openings for Level I (Special Education) Educators. These positions may be assigned to schools throughout the District.

    At Helena Public Schools, our vision is to foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life. As a Level I (Special Education) Para Educator, you contribute to this mission by assisting students' daily training programs who need a little bit of extra help. You will work as part of a team of 160 serving 8,000 students at 18 campuses across Helena. Some of what you will do:

  • Applies understanding of individual needs to assist special services students with learning assigned materials and instructional exercises that supports the growth of the whole child.

  • Tutors special services students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow up learning activity.

  • Provides assistance with hygiene and feeding, escorting children to various rooms, and loading and unloading of student on buses as needed.

  • Assists in maintaining appropriate documentation.

To become part of this dedicated team, you need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent,

  • At least three (3) months of related experience and/or training;

  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District.

    The ideal candidate will possess an associate’s degree (or equivalent education) and has experience working with disabled children. The successful candidate has the ability to safely work with escalated students who may hit, kick, bite and scratch during crisis intervention prevention. Essential functions of the position include the ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and/or push/pull up to 100 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. Current entry level salary range is $14.66 to $18.16 per hour depending on education level and applicable relevant school-related experience and includes a comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to paid sick and vacation leave, paid personal days, 9 paid Holidays, 9 paid school calendar-related days, health benefits including coverage during the summer break, and retirement. Salary amounts for the 2023-2024 school year have not been determined. Salaries will be adjusted accordingly. Supplemental Questions: 1) What is your educational background? 2) Do you have a preferred school to work at? 3) Do you have a preferred grade level you like to work with? 3) Do you have a preferred work schedule? How to Apply: Complete the online application to include three professional references. Applications accepted immediately. These positions will remain open until filled. Question? Email Important Notes

  • These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Helena School District and the Helena Education Association.

  • Prior to employment, you must successfully complete the appropriate background check required for employment.

  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.

    The Helena School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, military status, citizenship status, culture, social origin or condition, use of lawful products while not at work, political affiliation, a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodations. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternate format may email or call (406) 324-2010. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Traditional Relay Service from Montana Relay.