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Marion Independent School District Special Education Associate for FMI in Marion, Iowa

Special Education Associate for FMI JobID: 867

  • Position Type:

    Elementary Support Staff/ Paraprofessional/Aide Special Education

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Francis Marion Intermediate Elementary School


JOB TITLE:Associate/Paraprofessional -Special Education

REPORTS TO: Principal & Roster Teacher

PAY AND BENEFITS:From $15.00 per hour

BENEFITS:Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Parental leave, Professional development assistance, Retirement plan, Vision insurance

PURPOSE:Provide assistance to licensed instructional or support staff in the delivery of program specific services. Serves special education students, and school educational programs under the direction of licensed teaching staff. Assists in providing educationally based academic, social, emotional and behavioral programming which has been designed to meet the needs of students entitled to special education programming.


Under the general direction of, and in conjunction with licensed staff:

  • Assists in providing academic, behavior management, crisis intervention and/or other educational service support in a structured individualized setting or group setting(s).

  • Assists in providing individual and/or group instruction under the direction of the classroom teacher.

  • Assists in implementing, adapting or developing curriculum materials under the direction of the classroom teacher.

  • Collaborates with the team in planning and implementing educational and behavioral interventions, social emotional and behavioral interventions for individuals and groups of students.

  • Completes clerical duties related to educational programming, instruction and/or classroom management including, but not limited to, materials preparation, communications, and recordkeeping related to student attendance, performance, behavioral incidents, etc.

  • Provides support and assists with supervision of children/students in various settings including but not limited to: the playground (K-8 only), in the lunchroom, restrooms,halls, media center and in those areas as requested.

  • May be requested to participate in projects, committees or activities to support the mission of the special education program, building or school district. .

  • Participates in staff development and professional growth activities as requested.

  • Develops and maintains proper and adequate records and documentation in accordance with district policies and procedures.

  • Support implementation of academic accommodations, modifications and/or specific plans as outlined in the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP)


  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to function effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with others.

  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and respond to the changing needs of students and the district.

  • Ability to handle information in a confidential manner.

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.

  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to students, families and colleagues.

  • Ability to provide crisis intervention support (after proper training).

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, write reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to use and integrate technology appropriately in daily work which includes, but is not limited to, application of basic computer skills to effectively use email, internet, word processing and ipad applications.

  • Maintains positive professional relationships and behavior

WORKING CONDITIONS:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment can vary based on activities taking place. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical eight hour workday.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts the Board’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by law or a negotiated contract.

The Marion Independent School District is an EEO/AA employer.

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, will be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator (Superintendent), Marion Independent School District, Marion , Iowa 52302; or by telephoning 319-377-4691. Inquiries or complaints regarding sex discrimination may be referred to the District’s Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Gretchen Kriegel, Assistant Superintendent, 777 South 15th Street, Marion, Iowa, 52302, 319-377-4691,gkriegel@marion-isd.org.


Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, Milwaukee Area Office, Reuss Federal Plaza, 310 West Wisconsin Ave., Suite 800, Milwaukee, WI., 53203-2292, (800) 669-4000 or TTY (800) 669-6820.http://www.eeoc.gov/field/milwaukee/index.cfmor the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121 or 1-800-457-4416,http://www.iowa.gov/government/crc/. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.

Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district's central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.