A letter of intent for a paraprofessional job should not be confused with a paraprofessional letter of interest. Both are slightly different. Where a letter of interest is more or less another version of a cover letter, a letter of intent is more profound.
A Paraprofessional intent letter addresses the objectives outlined in a cover letter, along with defining career objectives, goals, professional experience, paraprofessional skills and unique attributes that set the candidate apart from the rest.
Typically, letters of intent are written to express an interest in a specific program or job that has been highlighted in a forum or a discussion board.
When to use a paraprofessional letter of intent?
Some situations that warrant a letter of intent to be written include:
- A program or project relating to the candidate’s scope or area of study.
- An open position that is being widely advertised in a close circle.
How long a paraprofessional letter of intent should be?
As long as a standard paraprofessional cover letter i.e. one page. You don’t want to sound like a bore so avoid writing too much – write quality instead of quantity.
Remember that your letter must be designed to perfectly outline who you are.
So if you are a paraprofessional, looking for a position in a school, you can write a letter of intent that looks somewhat like the following:
Sample Letter of Intent for Paraprofessional Job
55 Angles Street
Kingston, OK 22342
judyden @ email . com
February 10, 2020
Ms. Wendy Reid
Ball-Chatham Community Schools
782 Whispering Way
Kingston, OK 28474
Dear Ms. Reid:
I have recently obtained a bachelor’s degree in special education from the City University, Kingston. My career goal now is to work for an organization that is true to its mission – such as the Ball-Chatham Community School.
My desire is to learn while I teach. Spending time with students with emotional impairments and helping them cope with life is the ultimate challenge – a challenge that I am willing to undertake immediately. Possessing some familiarity with physical restraint and demonstrated skills in assisting students in using specialized equipment, I believe that I can be an asset to your school.
I believe that working as a paraprofessional with your school will put me in a position where I will have excellent mentors to guide me as I continue to improve my work and contribute to your cause further.
I would value the opportunity to pursue my interests in imparting special education at your school and look forward to meeting with you and your staff for an interview soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you very much for your time.