CNA/Paraprofessional (Part Time)

Leavenworth U.S.D. #453 •

Title:  CNA/Paraprofessional      


Reports to: Building Principal- Assistant Principal- Assigned Special Education Teacher


Work Day: 175 work-day calendar- 6.75 hrs/day


Hours: 8:10 a.m.-3:20 p.m. (Elementary) and 7:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Secondary); M-F



  • CNA- CMA- or LPN Preferred
  • Experience working in a medical setting preferred
  • Experience with curriculum support capacity with students of various ages
  • Basic computer skills preferred


Purpose and Objectives of the Position:

The Special Education CNA/Paraprofessional provides supportive education and maintenance assistance for the teacher of special education or general education students. In addition- the CNA/Paraprofessional will provide basic first aid needs as well as dispense meds to students as needed.  The CNA/Paraprofessional should possess a basic understanding of the characteristics of students and must possess the ability to work with students in a one on one setting and in small and large group settings.


NOTE: For certain student populations- position may require specialized training (severely intellectually disabled/profoundly intellectually disabled- autism); the ability to lift and physically manage students who may weigh over 50 pounds; the use of specialized equipment; the ability to assist with or perform personal activities such as feeding- toileting and diapering; or other special abilities. If necessary- these will be discussed in the interview.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide educational- social- communicative support to students with autism in resource and inclusive environments
  • Follow teamed prescribed procedures- academic- social- communication and behavioral interventions plans
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with general education teachers- administrators and other special education service providers/consultants
  • Implement a specialized curriculum
  • Teaching self-responsibility
  • Demonstrate strict standards of confidentiality
  • Demonstrate punctuality and dependability
  • Support students in all school environments- including community-based training
  • Share in recordkeeping duties- including progress monitoring- as assigned by professional staff
  • Seek assistance from other team members as needed to facilitate student progress
  • Organize and prepare materials
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Participate in Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) and Behavior Management Training
  • Participate in professional development and training as required
  • Demonstrate attitude that promotes a positive school environment
  • Take responsibility for the quality of own work
  • Share in school wide duties as assigned and which do not conflict with student time
  • Provide short-term coverage for professional and paraprofessional peers
  • Travel to/from schools as required by the job
  • Other duties as assigned 


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  • Requires stooping- bending- kneeling- turning- and reaching.
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments- with numerous interruptions.


General Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to prepare for classroom activities under the supervision of a licensed teacher.
  • Ability to work with small groups of students to reinforce material initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Ability to assist individual children in need of special attention.
  • Ability to perform clerical duties as required.
  • Ability to guide independent study- enrichment work- and remedial work set up by the teacher.
  • Ability to assist teacher with non-instructional classroom duties- such as snack- toilet- and clothing routines.
  • Ability to assist with reading and storytelling.
  • Ability to assist in drill work.
  • Ability to observe and follow all school district policies at all times.
  • Ability to respond to information requests in a cooperative- courteous- and timely manner.
  • Ability to keep student and personnel information and records confidential.
  • Ability to implement and follow all district health and safety policies- including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  • Ability to perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as directed by the principal or teacher.


Pre-Employment/Yearly Requirements: Employee shall meet all the pre-employment and yearly requirements as specified in the Policies of the Board of Education.


Term of Employment:    At will.


FLSA Status:  Non - Exempt; Hourly


Evaluation: Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board of Education Policy.

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Leavenworth is the first city in the State of Kansas and blends the best of urban proximity to hometown living. Leavenworth is nestled in the rolling hills on the west bank of the Missouri River, only minutes away from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. It is an exciting time in Leavenworth with facility expansion and upgrades taking place as a result of the community`s support of a $36.7 million bond issue.


Leavenworth schools offer greater diversity than many schools in the area due in part to the international officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the Foreign Exchange Program.  Enrollment in the district is approximately 4,000 students. Leavenworth has modern and technology-embedded classrooms structured with three PreK-4th grade elementary schools, a 5th-6th grade intermediate & 7th-8th middle school educational campus, and a 9th-12th grade high school.  Leavenworth High School boasts the oldest and most successful JROTC in the country, 16 AP classes, more military service academy appointments than any school in the area, and more than 50 clubs/sports/activities in which students may participate.  Come join us in preparing every student for success in every classroom, every day. 

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200 N. 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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