Position Information: Listing ID:
ParaPro (SPED Structured Academics) Location:
Paraprofessional Job Type:
Permanent Assignment Grade To:
Paraprofessionals Pay Range:
$13.62 to $16.85 Hourly Employment Type:
Full Time Job Descriptions:
Paraprofessional Structured Academics (Hyperlink) View Application Deadline:
Until Filled Position Overview:
THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA REQUIRES ALL PARAPROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE PROOF OF 48+ ACCREDITED COLLEGE CREDITS OR SUCCESSFUL PARA PRAXIS SCORE RESULTS. Offers may be rescinded if educational requirements are not met.
Starting rate: $13.62 per hour DOE
As a special education paraprofessional, you serve as a teacher assistant and work with students who have special needs. Your primary responsibilities are making learning opportunities accessible to all students and helping the teacher with classroom management. Your job duties are to supervise students with special needs, provide those students with extra assistance and support during lessons, and assist teachers with instruction and administrative tasks like grading, recording documentation about student behavior and progress both socially and educationally, and participating in meetings. General Questions:
- Please list any honors, awards or distinctions you have earned:
- Please list any special courses, seminars, and/or training you have completed relating to your ability to perform a position.
- To comply with state guidelines, 48 or more passing college credits and/or a passing paraprofessional exam is required. Prior to your first day of employment, we will need a transcript to verify the educational requirements. Please indicate below the education you possess:
Our Vision - Building Tomorrow's Community through Inspiration. Innovation, and Excellence.
Our Mission - Challenge, engage, and empower students to thrive in their future in a diverse world.
To view the RCAS Elementary, Middle, and High School Handbooks, go to https://goo.gl/4ioYc3
Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board of Education's policy.
Please note: All offers of employment are conditional upon verification of necessary credentials and successful background/reference check.
Thank you for your interest in the Rapid City Area Schools - we look forward to hearing from you! Benefits:
The Rapid City Area School District is proud to offer a strong benefits package to supplement employee wages.
Core Benefits --- Qualifying employees are eligible to enroll in the group medical and dental plans. Health coverage is provided through Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Delta Dental is the District's carrier for dental insurance. The District also supports healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) through Health Equity/WageWorks. Life Insurance is provided at no cost to the employee through the Standard, with $10,000 in basic life coverage and $20,000 for instances of accidental death and dismemberment for the employee as well as $2,000 in basic life for spouses and $1,000 basic life for dependent children up to age 26.
Retirement --- The school district offers an outstanding retirement package through South Dakota Retirement Services (SDRS). In response to the mandatory 6% employee contribution, qualifying employees will receive an additional 6% of their wage contributed to a retirement account on their behalf each pay-date. Additionally, employees are automatically enrolled in the SDRS Supplemental Plan 457B and may contribute pre or post tax dollars to retirement.
Additional Benefits --- Rapid City Area School offers a several voluntary benefits that may add a layer of protection for staff including short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance as well as additional life insurance. We encourage employee wellbeing by offering an annual Wellness Screening to our staff, which includes flu shots and testing that provides team members with important data on their health status. The District also offers various discounts to local gyms and other wellness vendors. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is supported through the Standard, allowing our team members to contact skilled support specialists for a variety of topics including therapy referrals, legal referral and financial counseling. Attachments:
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3
Proof of Veterans Status (if applicable)References:
General Reference Check Form: 3 of 5 external references required.