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Before School Para Educator

Sedona Staffing Services, Dubuque, IA

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PART TIME: $8.50-$10.00/HOUR


Definition: Under the supervision of Education/Program Coordinators, Site-Lead, after school para educators assist the Site Lead with the general supervision and management of the children in the program. Program varies by school and more specific program information will be provided during interviews. Monthly meetings with program staff are also a requirement.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Site Lead to implement daily programming.
  • Supervise and lead activities designed to enhance the health, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children enrolled in the program.
  • Assist with homework help if necessary.
  • Ensure the safety of the children in program at all times.
  • Enforces all school rules. Follow the policies and procedures of organization.
  • Act as a role model for participating youth. Dress appropriately according to employee handbook.
  • Work as a team with other staff and school staff.
  • Demonstrate positive, high energy.
  • Effectively communicate with Site Lead, co-workers, parents and others as needed.
  • Resolve student situations – behavioral, first aid, and emotional.
  • Show up on-time for program (varies by site, but usually 15 minutes before school dismissal).
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all participating children, families and co-workers.
  • Be responsible for the care of all equipment the children use.
  • Maintain professional relationship with the children, parents and co-workers.
  • Complete general housekeeping to make sure the area is left clean for the next program/class.
  • Treat all children, parents, co-workers and school district staff with dignity and respect.
  • Meet on a monthly basis with program staff.
  • Attend all staff development trainings planned by organization.
  • Observe and record the behavior of individual children assigned to their care according to discipline and harassment policies. Report problematic behavior to the Site Lead who will then report to the Education/Program Coordinators.
  • Other duties as requested by the Site Lead or Education/Program Coordinators.



  • Education or certification around Early Childhood, Elementary Education, reading and/or special education preferred.
  • Experience working with low income populations preferred.
  • Candidates with Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification preferred.
  • Candidates with National Career Readiness Certificates preferred.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience working with children required. Experience working with groups of children preferred. (Ex: classrooms, daycare, camp, after school program, childcare, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate effective and appropriate teaching and discipline styles.
  • Ability to adjust teaching methods to meet the needs of students.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Dependable, reliable work/volunteer history.
  • Available to work all days of program.
  • Able to commit to full program year.
  • Reliable transportation to and from program site.
  • Reliable daily communication method – either phone or email.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 411933
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Part Time
Pay $8.50-$10.00
Clerical/Office Administration
First Shift

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Some College

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