KIPP KC Special Education Paraprofessional

  • Full-time
  • Subject: Special Education
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: Teacher

Company Description

KIPP KC was founded in 2007 with our middle school serving grades 5-8.  In 2017 we opened our elementary school.  Today we serve just 650 students in grades PreK-8.  We intend to open our High School in Fall 2021. 

We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities.Great education transforms lives

Job Description

Special Education Paraprofessional

A Special Education Paraprofessional serves as a critical member of the Special Education team by supporting students’ academic and behavioral needs in both the general education and special education environment. This role includes working under the supervision of a Special Education teacher to support a caseload of students. The caseload of assigned students may span grades K- 9 and a variety of diagnoses (e.g. Autism, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Other Health Impairment). 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Deliver and support instruction that is planned by a supervising special education teacher

  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of students’ academic and behavioral support plans 

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students and teachers based on trust and respect

  • Perform health-related procedures such as: feeding, lifting, positioning, carrying, toileting, tube feeding, cleaning catheterization and suctioning equipment

  • Escort, assist, and/or supervise student(s) during play periods, movement throughout the building, arrival, dismissal, toileting routines, lunch, snack, specialized and inclusive classes, community activities and other times as designated

  • Prepare materials as directed by a supervising special education teacher

  • Embrace and incorporate feedback in the spirit of constant improvement

  • Attend critical school events such as staff meetings, open houses, orientations, and family conferences

  • Meet professional obligations including timeliness, maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records, and consistency in meeting deadlines 

  • Perform other duties related to Special Education, as assigned by a supervising special education teacher or administrator



The following are required of all applicants:

•    Experience working with students

•    A high school diploma or GED

•    60 hours of college credit 

•    Bachelor’s degree and certification in special education preferred


Physical Abilities:

•    Lift up to 25 pounds, unassisted

•    Life more than 25 pounds, or student’s weight, with assistance

Additional Information


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP Kansas City offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.

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