Exceptional Education Paraprofessional (Immediate)

  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Specific Subject: Learning Specialist
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Subject: Special Education
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is part of the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates 100,000 students nation-wide and supports students to college graduation through our KIPP Through College program.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. 94% of our 2020 alumni graduated high school with acceptance to college and are projected to complete college at a rate 3x that of their peers. 86% of our students identify as Black or Latinx and 16% are identified as diverse learners. We are excited to continue our growth to ensure all students in Nashville have access to an excellent education.
Our mission is that, together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. If you share this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do what it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.

Job Description

All KIPP Nashville staff have a responsibility for ensuring that every KIPP Nashville student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in the nation’s top colleges and universities. KIPP Nashville is seeking Special Education Paraprofessionals to support students with disabilities across multiple schools over the course of the school year. The Special Education Paraprofessional will support students to success in an inclusion and/or resource setting in partnership with the classroom teachers. 

Responsibilities of the Special Education Paraprofessional will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support students’ access to instructional and classroom activities as directed by teacher(s) across an entire grade level

  • Assist with direct academic, functional and/or specifically designed instructional or physical activities

  • Supervise and accompany students to the office, bus, classroom, cafeteria, etc.

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teacher(s), related service professionals,  and parents regarding students’ needs and progress

  • May be required to support and diffuse excessively disruptive or aggressive behavior during which time the employee may need to restrain, hold, lift, or apply physical management techniques, and crisis intervention techniques (employee will receive all necessary training for proper implementation)

  • Support administrative and instructional duties, which may include developing accommodated/modified lessons, providing individual and small group instruction, and delivering student assessments

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with students and/or caretakers

  • Ability to engage in restraints such as hug containment, elbow to hip containment

  • Ability to work with students with physical, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities

  • Knowledge of classroom management and child development techniques and principles

  • Knowledge of CPR and basic first aid techniques a plus

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This position will work and be compensated according to an 11-month schedule.

Apply directly online. Please contact Alyssa Dudley, Director of Talent Recruitment, at [email protected] with questions.

KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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