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Young 5's Paraprofessional

Young 5's Paraprofessional

The Hamilton Community School District is seeking an individual to serve the district in the role of Young 5's Paraprofessional.

Location:  Bentheim Elementary

Reports to: Building Principal

Job Description:

Assist Young 5's teacher with the individualized and small group instruction and care of students. This will occur throughout the day, including within the classroom, during recess, during lunch, and in specials classes. Position may also include personal care/toileting support for individual students. 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 with utilizing data (Acadience, Fountas and Pinnell, EBLI, iReady, etc.) to make instructional decisions
  • assist with assessing students with Acadience and other assessments
  • monitor recess, lunchroom and before-school activities
  • manage students both in small and large groups
  • other duties as assigned

Hours: Mon. – Fri., averaging 28.75 hours/wk. over the year.  The

position is intended for 33.75 hrs/wk. for the first trimester; 28.75 hrs/wk. in the second trimester; 24.75 hrs/wk. in the third trimester.


Start Date: August 2024


Rate of Pay: $15.11 / 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. 1st Aid/CPR certification.


Application Procedures:


All applicants should apply using the online application system.


Any questions can be sent to Jared Randall, Bentheim 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 FLEX (Virtual, Blended, and Shared Time options). 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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