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School Paraprofessional (12 months including summer camp)

School Paraprofessional-12 Months (Open Positions: 1) Closes On: August 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST Location: Wood County Board of Development...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

School Paraprofessional-12 Months (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: August 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Department: Children’s Services
Division: School
Job Status: Part-Time
Shift: 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 37.5
Rate of Pay: $14.16 – $14.63
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: First interviews will be conducted 9/1/2021 and 9/2/2021 for the selected applicants. Second interviews will be conducted on 9/7/2021 for the selected applicants.



Job Summary

We are seeking an energetic and dynamic School Paraprofessional.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) coordinates services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in Wood County. Our mission is to support, empower, and inspire all people. The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated problem solver, who is a team player with time management and leadership skills. 


Job Responsibilities

Assists in the implementation of an educational program for students.  A) Assists enrollees with mobility, physical and self-care needs (i.e. ambulation, positioning, feeding, toileting, getting on and off transportation vehicles, outdoor access for recess/recreation/emergencies.  B) Assists in maintaining accurate records and reports (i.e. attendance, program objectives, progress data, revisions to the IEP, monies, recording data, filing, and copying).  C) Prepares materials needed for instruction, teaching aids, bulletin boards, etc.  D) Assists certified instructor/specialist in teaching persons with developmental disabilities in approved or adopted curriculum areas in classrooms where students have attained compulsory school age.  E) Assists in the implementation of daily lesson plans consistent with the enrollee’s Individual Education Plan.  F) Assists in operating instructional technology and adaptive equipment.

Follows Positive Support First Guidelines as appropriate and per policy of the Board.  A) Maintains adequate supervision in all areas of the facility/community according to approved classroom rules.  B) Assists in collecting and maintaining accurate documentation records on students with behavioral concerns.  C) Implements approved behavior programs for individual students as directed, assisting with evaluation and revision as needed.

Fulfills all other obligations and duties as required for services, maintenance, routines, and documentation processes including, but not limited to: A) Attends scheduled staff meetings.  B) Maintains a cooperative relationship with instructors, specialists, ancillary professionals, and administration to facilitate continuity of programming.   C) Maintains a classroom environment conducive to learning and free of health and safety hazards.  D) Administers medications and performs delegated nursing tasks as deemed necessary by a health care professional and delegated according to federal law, the Ohio Revised Code and rules promulgated under same and per collective bargaining agreement.  E) Keeps accurate records of training, attendance, monies, and any other recorded material necessary for the maintenance of the program.  F) Understands and implements emergency and evacuation procedures.


Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

School Paraprofessional –

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards of behavior and decision-making principles. 

Carries out policies and procedures in a consistent manner.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to make independent decisions.

Ability to handle confidential information.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Additional Information


Position description for School Paraprofessional.pdf

Benefits offered

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision reimbursement
  • Retirement through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Optional deferred compensation plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Sick, vacation and personal leave


Insurance Information


Conditions of Employment

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Successful completion of general orientation.
  3. Receipt of seven acceptable background required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.
  4. Must obtain and maintain any training, licenses, registration, or certification mandated by the Board and the State of Ohio.
  5. Must have a medical examination and a one-step PPD test to determine fitness for duty prior to providing direct care service or within 30 days of employment whichever comes first.
  6. Possess/maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record (if required for position) per board guidelines. NOTE: Use of personal vehicle for transporting individuals requires proof of liability insurance.
  7. Receipt of acceptable criminal background report from Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and county sheriff ‘s office of permanent address before starting position as required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or other unlawful reason according to federal, state, or local statutes.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations please advise our EEO Officer.


Application Special Instructions



Please ensure all required documents have been completed/included.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the posting deadline will not be considered.

You will receive a confirmation email from upon successful completion of your application.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements

Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

Must obtain, maintain and be responsible for providing the Board with current, valid Educational Aide Permit as issued by Ohio Department of Education.

Two (2) years paid experience working with individual with developmental disabilities preferred.


Required Documents

Completed, submitted application


Letter of intent (cover letter)


Minimum Qualification Standards:

Must be able to move individuals who are receiving services including adults and children in a safe manner. Must be able to lift, carry and move office supplies, materials, and equipment required for day-to-day operations.

If required by the position you must maintain a current driver’s license in your residing state for the purpose of transporting individuals who are receiving services and/or operation of a Board owned vehicle.

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