Paraprofessional, Programs for Emotionally Impaired

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Ingham ISD
Position Details: 

Ingham Intermediate school district

Position Announcement

Job Title:

Paraprofessional, Programs for Emotionally Impaired   


Sec. Learning Center/Evergreen, Mason

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary Range/ Level:

$12.24 to $16.97 per hour

(commensurate with experience)

2019-20 OPEIU Salary Schedule

Terms of Employment:

38 weeks/year, 5 days/week,

6.75 hours/day

Date Posted:

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Application Deadline:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Application Process:

A completed online application is REQUIRED. (See application instructions at under Our Impact/District Support Services/Human Resources.)


Resume and cover letter may be:

  • Attached within the online application (preferred)
  • Faxed: (517) 676-4294
  • Emailed:
  • Mailed: Ingham ISD, Human Resources         

2630 W Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854


Job Description

Position Opportunity:

Assists teachers in district classrooms for emotionally impaired by performing a variety of duties designed to carry out individual student education and positive behavioral support programs. Please see website for full description.


  • High school graduate or GED recipient.
  • Prefer 2 years of successful experience as a paraprofessional in a program for youth with autism, emotional and/or behavior disorders or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrates continuous learning as it relates to instructional, behavioral and therapeutic interventions for assigned students.
  • Ability to read, comprehend written material, and write at a level sufficient to assist in student instruction.  Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.  Ability to perform math tasks involving consumer math, probability, pre-algebra and algebra.  Skills need to be at a level sufficient to assist in student instruction.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and learned skills in responding to challenging behaviors by students.  Ability to generalize concepts/skills learned in one situation and apply those concepts/skills to new situations.
  • Ability to work with students who have severe disabilities.  Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.  Self-directedness and initiative when given a variety of tasks and responsibilities.  Demonstrate understanding of student and family confidentiality.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and must possess physical abilities sufficient to employ physical intervention strategies when necessary, i.e. nonviolent crisis intervention techniques.  These abilities include reaching with hands and arms; using hands to finger, handle or feel objects and tools; stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, maintaining balance, be able to regularly lift 50 lbs., and push/pull up to 100 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.  Auditory abilities necessary for this job include being able to tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment.  The employee must possess physical abilities sufficient to employ physical intervention strategies when necessary, i.e. non-violent crisis intervention techniques.


Working Conditions:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be part of a team responsible for safety, well-being and work output.  The employee must be able to work under stress due to the demands of the student.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  The employee may be exposed to infection or aggressive behavior from students at a greater risk than the average person.


Notice of Non-discrimination


It is the policy of Ingham Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/sex, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, or lack of English language speaking skills, in its programs, services or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI, 48854. (517) 244-1289.