Polson School District #23 (learn more)

Polson, MT (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3684565
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: September 27, 2021

Job Description





Date of Posting:       September 27, 2021


Closing Date:          Open until filled (application screening to begin immediately)


Position Title:          Paraprofessional, Library


Starting Wage:        Paraprofessional II: $12.94 (bachelor’s degree)

                              Paraprofessional I:  $11.63


Job Site:                  Polson Middle School


Apply to:                 Complete application submitted through Talent Ed applicant

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Application Material:

  • Completed Polson School District Classified Staff Application utilizing the TalentEd application tracking platform
  • Successful Fingerprint Background Check


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary, benefits and other working conditions are determined by the negotiated agreement between the Polson School District and the PCEA.  The workday is established by the Board of Trustees and may increase or decrease in hours dependent upon the needs of the district.  Dependent upon the number of hours assigned, the employee may or may not be eligible for insurance benefits.


Non-Discrimination Disclosure: The Polson School District Board of trustees does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, or disability in employment, educational programs or activities.


If you are currently employed as a classified employee with the District and you are interested in a transfer to this position, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the Human Resource Department, Polson School District.




Job Description

Paraprofessional I and II


REPORTS TO:   Principal and supervising teacher



  • Demonstrate punctuality and regular, consistent attendance
  • Demonstrate standards of professional and ethical conduct
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for social, cultural, linguistic, religious, economic, and ability differences in students and their families
  • Assist teachers and other professionals in protecting the civil, legal, and human rights of children, youth and their parents
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with student and student’s family information
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, parents, and community
  • Demonstrate understanding, patience and caring toward at-risk children and children with special needs
  • Model and teach self-responsibility
  • Use age-appropriate language, tone of voice, and reinforcement procedures
  • Assist teachers and other professionals with adapting and using learning materials and equipment to meet the needs of individuals with different ability levels, learning styles, or language backgrounds.
  • Follow directions of supervising teacher
  • Assist in presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises in compliance with the student’s IEP
  • Tutor and or assist students individually or in small groups through drills, practice, and study activities following presentation of instructional concepts by instructional personnel
  • Assist in supervision of students in the classroom, on study trip activities, on the playground, in the lunchroom and in bus duty
  • Assist in managing student discipline through use of positive reinforcement strategies
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, orderly, and attractive learning environment, including, but not limited to designing and displaying bulletin boards and other student work
  • Assist in parent conferences if requested by supervising teacher
  • Use and apply technology when working with students
  • Assist in scoring tests; computes and records test scores as directed
  • Perform clerical work and assist in maintaining a variety of reports and records, including but not limited to IEP documents, Medicaid billing forms, grades, assignments, etc.
  • Participate in in-service and training, both required and as agreed upon by paraprofessional and professional staff
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Effectively manage time and tasks that may sometimes have severe time constraints

Only minimum duties are listed.  Other functions may be required or assigned




  • Follow directions of supervising teacher and take the initiative in providing support to students
  • Provide short-term coverage for professional and paraprofessional peers
  • Knowledge of general concepts of child growth, development, and behavior characteristics of children and youth with special needs and from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • One year of experience (paid or volunteer) working with children in educational or child-care setting highly desirable
  • Experience working with special needs children preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations


High School Diploma



Position may require training in the following: Promethean Board, Computer, calculator, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax, email, printers, internet, software use, augmentative communication devices, special needs equipment including wheelchairs, lifts, etc.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside but may be assigned to outside activities. The employee must be able to meet deadlines, sometimes with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Duty-free lunch will be provided.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, and stand; twist at neck, bend at waist; kneel; reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. May be required to lift or move up to 25 pounds of equipment/supplies. May be required to assist in lifting students during hygiene and/or toileting



While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another). Guidance and reinforcement are usually available. The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity. The employee is frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications.


The physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of educational assistant and paraprofessional personnel.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Carl Polson, Director of Support Services
    • 111 4th Ave East
    • Polson, Montana 598660
    • Phone: 406-883-6355 x603
    • Fax: 406-883-6345
    • Email: click here

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