Goshen Community Schools

Chandler Special Education Paraprofessional - 32.5 hours (501)

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TitleChandler Special Education Paraprofessional - 32.5 hours
Posting ID501


The following vacancy exists in Goshen Community Schools for the 2019-20 school year:


Chandler Elementary School

Special Education Paraprofessional


POSITION PURPOSE:  Assists the teacher/consultant in meeting the instructional, personal, and social needs related to students with disabilities’ individual education plans and regular classroom curriculum as needed by performing the following duties:


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions satisfactorily.

  • Assists in caring for the personal needs of students.
  • Implements activities developed by the teacher from the IEP.
  • Provides instruction as directed by the teacher.
  • Collects and summarize student progress data as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Provides general supervision to students under teacher’s direction.
  • Monitors students’ abilities through written documentation and observation.
  • Communicates programmatic information to the teacher.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in IEP conferences.
  • Displays flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the students.
  • Provides support/ training for job situations.
  • Knows how to implement emergency procedures.
  • Keeps inventory records current and tracks location of materials that have been checked out.
  • Schedules case conferences and notifies appropriate individuals, at the request of the supervising teacher.
  • Adapts classroom materials (enlarge, record, braille, tactile books).
  • Facilitates communication process between regular education teachers and the teacher/Consultant for the specific disability areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass the Para Pro test, be Para Pro certified, OR have 60 hours of college credit
  • Six months to a year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred



  • Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence
  • Ability to plan and organize good work habits
  • Other qualifications that the school district may require


HOURS:  School year; 180 days per year; 32.5 hours per week; 7:50am-2:50pm


SALARY:    Beginning Wage $11.64 per hour with an increase after 90 days – rate is dependent upon education and experience


BENEFITS:   Eligibility is based upon hours worked and can be reviewed during your interview.  Benefit information can be found online at


APPLICATION PROCESS:  In order to be considered for an interview, all applicants must have completed their on-line application at


Current GCS employees should click on the Internal link at the top of the page. 


Please attach the following to your application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Three current letters of reference


For questions regarding this position please contact:

Cheryl Williams

Chandler Elementary School

419 S. Eighth St.

Goshen, IN  45626


The Goshen Community School's Board of School Trustees is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection of the applicant will be made without reference to race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$11.64 / Per Hour
LocationChandler Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/26/2019

Job Contact

NameLaura SchwartzTitleAssistant Principal