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Resource Program Paraprofessional

Resource Program Paraprofessional

The Hamilton Community School District is seeking an individual to serve the district in the role of Resource Program Paraprofessional.  A paraprofessional providing resource program support promotes continuous improvement in student learning by implementing timely interventions for students identified as needing interventions in the resource program or assistance in the general education classroom.

Location:  Hamilton Elementary

Reports to: Building Principal

Job Description:

Assist teachers with the individualized instruction and care of students. This will occur throughout the day, including within the classroom, during recess, during lunch, and in specials classes. This position will also provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for:

  • assisting with individualized instruction in reading and math
  • lead small groups of learners and provide written and verbal feedback
  • assist the resource teacher by utilizing data to provide interventions
  • work within the special education and general education teachers
  • assist with using assessments to progress monitor 
  • monitor recess, lunchroom and before-school activities
  • manage students both in small and large groups
  • provide accommodations and modifications for individual students based on resource teacher guidance
  • assist in the ASD and Intensive Resource Program to provide lunch breaks for paraprofessionals in those programs
  • other duties as assigned

Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, when school is in session.  The position schedule will follow the Hamilton Community Schools school calendar.   


Start Date: 8/21/24


Rate of Pay: $16.11 / hour (base) 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a college degree; OR
  • Completed 60 college credit hours; OR
  • Achieve a passing score on one of the following MDE approved formal state academic assessments:
    • MTTC Basic Skills
    • ETS - 460
    • WorkKeys - Minimum scores of Reading for Information (4); Applied Math (4); Writing (3)
    • SAT - at least 480 on evident-based reading and writing and 530 on math
    • ACT (between 1/1/1989 - 10/1/2017) - minimum scores of Reading (22); Combined English and Writing (22); Math (22)
    • MME (between 1/1/2007 -1/31/2015) - minimum scores of Reading (1108); Writing (1129); Math (1116)

Preferred Qualifications: Previous work experience with elementary-age students, including students with special needs


Application Procedures:

All applicants should apply using the online application system. 

Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled.  However, for best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 22, 2024.


Any questions can be sent to Dean Kramer, Principal, at 



Hamilton Community Schools is a rural district located in West Michigan south of Holland and east of Saugatuck.  Our well-maintained district consists of four elementary buildings (Bentheim, Blue Star, Hamilton Elementary, and Sandyview) along with one middle school, one high school, and Hamilton Virtual School. Hamilton prides itself on being a big district (135 square miles) with a small-town feel. 


Hamilton Community Schools is one of 18 member public school districts within the Ottawa Intermediate School District (OAISD). Our district consists of 400 employees and over 2,400 full-time students and 1,100 non-public students in a variety of programs and formats. Hamilton Community Schools is known throughout the state as a premier district balancing a small-town atmosphere with educational innovation to meet the needs of each learner. The focus on K-12 academics, work-based learning, athletics, and the arts makes Hamilton a destination district.  WE are HAWKEYES!

Equal Opportunity Employer
Hamilton Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, height, weight, marital status, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status with applicable state and federal laws.

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