Summer Programs | Other Non-Licensed Specialist | Summer Programs | Closing: 06/03/2024


6 – 6.5 hours per day (Monday – Friday)
Summer positions only
Effective Date of Employment:
June 17 – 28, 2024 –  no school on June 19th

Application Deadlines:
June 1, 2024 – 4:00 p.m.
Ability to travel between schools sites as directed

 Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at

Primary Responsibilities: Facilitate communication between the learner and those the learner interacts with, be it teachers, peers, school staff or other community members encountered throughout the day using the appropriate form of sign language or cued speech.
Essential Job Function and Definition:  Provide essential communication link between the learner and all interpersonal communication the learner participates in daily.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing access via Cued Speech:

  • Transliterate between D/HH learner(s) and hearing consumers
  • Transliterate movies, announcements, assemblies, etc.
  • Convey Auditory Environmental Stimuli such as bells, phone, coughing/sneezing, etc.
  • Transphonate foreign languages and music
  • Provide access to and maintain preservation of the mainstream environment as experienced by hearing consumers
  • Maintain confidentiality of all learners and consumers as stated in the Code of Conduct
  • Inservice D/HH learner(s) and hearing consumers about the role of the CLT
  • Other duties as assigned

Access access via Sign Language:

  • Motivate and assist the learner in completing assigned tasks
  • In conjunction with the classroom teacher, modify work to suit the learner you are assisting
  • Help learner build upon their sign language skills
  • Adhere to the discipline protocol and crisis management plan set forth by the licensed classroom teacher/program and ensure all district guidelines are met
  • Ensure that the physical space the learner occupies is suited to the learner’s optimal success, including sight lines, possible window glare, and lighting
  • Advocate for the learner to achieve success in the classroom
  • Follow lesson plans established by the teacher and track learner’s progress
  • Ensure learner has the opportunity to participate in all facets of their education experience including concerts, field trips, and other school events
  • Oversee the learner’s needs pertaining to their well being, such as providing meal assistance and breaks as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications – one of the following:
Providing access via Cued Speech

  • TSC­ National certification through the TECUnit preferred Acceptable rating on CAECS­E
  •  85% or higher score on CAECS­R

Providing access via Sign Language

  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits from an accredited institution
  • Either a high school diploma or a GED certificate AND a passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment

Responsible To:
Special Education Coordinator & Director of Special Education

According to contractual agreement.

In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics.
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Shelly Monson (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Jeremy Sorenson (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).