Personal care aide position available at Marion Walker Elementary School. Individual will be working under the direction of a special education teacher to help provide accommodations and modifications to a student with disabilities in the general education classroom. Para educator duties will include monitoring of student progress, re-teaching and explaining of specific skills, and assisting with behavior management in general education classes.


All applications must be submitted online.  Please do not submit hard copies or email back-up documents.



Academic: Minimum of Associates Degree or 48 credits beyond your high school diploma are required.  Copy of transcripts or proof of credits must be attached to your application. A PDE approved Para educator credential of competency indicating that the candidate is highly qualified is also accepted. Online courses are available. One option is Expenses are the responsibility of the applicant. 


Experience: Preferred experience working with students in public education. Training in child development and learning disabilities helpful. Must possess communication skills, organization skills and the ability to work with students.


Other Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Written test is required to be considered for interview. Current physical and TB test is required from hired candidate.


Work Day: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Mon-Fri, 6 hrs/day; 30 min unpaid lunch

Work Year: 180 students days; 3 additional in-service days.

Level: C – 2019-2020 SY


Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available. 11 paid holidays per year.


Outside applicants:

Up-to-date Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances must be attached to your online application to be considered for an interview. Clearances must be for EMPLOYMENT purposes. We are not permitted to accept VOLUNTEER clearances. Clearances more than five (5) years old will not be accepted. Instructions and links to obtain clearances can be found at, Human Resources, Clearances.


Address your cover letter to: Dr. Michelle Saylor, Superintendent of Schools, 318 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823


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BASD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.