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Now Hiring: Paraprofessional With Benefits

Putnam County R-I Schools is hiring! If you enjoy working with kids, we have an immediate opening for a full-time Paraprofessional with benefits! Applications are available here. A background check is required. The application deadline is 8:30 am on October 4, 2021.  Join our PCR-I team!


Non-Certified Staff Paraprofessional Application: This is the quickest way to apply. 

Non-Certified Staff Paper Application: You may download this application or pick up a paper copy from the Superintendent's office.

All applications are due by 8:30 am on October 4, 2021.

Under the direction of the certified teacher, the paraprofessional assists the teacher in general daily classroom activities, helps special needs students, and cares for their physical, emotional health and safety. The qualified candidate should have effective problem solving and communication skills, be innovative and flexible, and have appropriate student engagement skills. Paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of an appropriately certified teacher to provide instructional assistance. The successful candidate will demonstrate diverse professional knowledge, a vision of excellence, a student-centered focus, and a positive, team-oriented attitude. A demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others Ability to organize, be flexible and motivate others Ability to utilize mature and discreet judgment and handle confidential matters Willingness to assume any responsibilities, which are appropriate for the position OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Must work under the direct supervision of coordinating teacher when supporting instructional or behavioral services May assume limited duties that are assigned to similar personnel, including duties beyond classroom support Assist students to complete instructional activities May be required to assist students with self-care needs Assist in the supervision of students as required to meet individual needs Participate in training activities as required by the District Perform other duties as directed by the Director, Principal or Supervising Teacher, which are related to facilitating success.


Patience, the ability to be flexible, and an understanding of students with disabilities are a must.


Responsibilities include working with students who have special needs in the instructional setting while utilizing a variety of techniques under the supervision of the classroom teacher and Building Administrator. The candidate will also be expected to provide appropriate supervision of students, maintain strict confidentiality, act in a professional manner, as well as perform other duties assigned The applicant should be a student-centered, positive, team-oriented individual who will assist the teacher in a smooth functioning environment. We look forward to meeting you!


Some of the reasons our paraprofessionals love working at Putnam include:

"I love having the same schedule as my children."

"The benefits are great!"

"Working one on one with a student and helping them grow and learn is a very rewarding job."

"As a paraprofessional, you get to be a part of an amazing team, but also dedicate your time to enriching the lives of your student(s) who need a little extra attention and care."