Bellefonte Area School District is accepting applications for the position of Classroom Paraeducator at Marion-Walker Elementary School.


Duties: Provide academic support to students under the direction of the classroom teacher. The emphasis on this position is working with students.



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.


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:   8:10 am - 2:40 pm; 6 hrs/day, 30 min unpaid lunch 

Work Year: 180 student days; possible 3 additional in-service days; 11 paid holidays per year

Level:          C – 2021-2022 SY


This position is in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Outside Applicants:

-Current Clearances Required (within past 5 years)
*Act 34   (Criminal History)
*Act 114 (FBI Fingerprint)

*Act 151 (PA Child Abuse)
Clearances must be attached to your online application to be considered for an interview. Clearances MUST be for employment. Volunteer clearances will not be accepted.
(Information regarding clearances can be found on our website at:, Human Resources, Clearances.)


Current Staff:

Please click on the INTERNAL button and follow the outlined steps.

The hired candidate will be required the following upon hire:
*Act 168 paperwork
*Current Physical (within past year of hire start date)
*Current TB test (within past 3 months of hire start date)


Address your cover letter to:
Mrs. Tammie Burnaford, Superintendent

Bellefonte Area School District
318 North Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823


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


General application questions may be directed to Human Resources via email at or by calling 814-355-4814 ext. 3057.


BASD is an Equal Opportunity Employer