Summary

Support Staff | Special Education Paraprofessional | Multiple Locations

Description

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional (0.5 FTE)

Location: Centerbased Early Childhood

Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose — “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.

Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning and creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.

POSITION SUMMARY:

With supervision…

  • assist licensed teaching staff in the implementation of a comprehensive educational program;
  • work in Early Childhood programs that serve students ages 3-5 with autism, developmental impairments, physical impairments, other health impairments, and behavioral disorders;
  • participate as part of the program and help create classroom environment that is…
    • multicultural/gender/ability fair;
    • developmentally appropriate;
    • favorable to learning and growth; and is
    • based on a commitment that all children can learn.
  • Centerview and Northpoint Elementary Schools; ECSE
    • Monday and Friday; 9:00-12:30, 
    • Wednesday; 8:30-4:00

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all expected functions and duties performed. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following…

  • prepare modifciations/adaptations materials for centers and activities daily/weekly as assigned by the teacher
  • work in Early Childhood Programs that serve students ages 3-5 with autism, developmental delays, physical impairments, physical impairments and other health impairmants
  • implement and maintain school programs and services for students with disabilities;
  • collaborate effectively with a lead teacher, while having the ability to work independently;
  • may provide personal care support to students who need assistance including, but not limited to, toileting, dressing, and feeding;
  • meet the District’s standards for employee performance and attendance;
  • successfully work with students with emotional/behavior issues and assist students with academic and social skills; and
  • perform related duties as assigned/requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

An ability to…

  • effectively meet school, student, and program needs;
  • follow teacher’s plans and directions;
  • working effectively and in collaboration with others; and
  • maintain confidentiality

There are physical demands to this position, including…

  • being able to lift 40 pounds;
  • frequent bending and/or twisting; and
  • possibly physically restraining students

Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions listed above.

SALARY:

Per the Paraprofessional Salary Schedule

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.  Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx.  Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.

With inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Cyndi Steinke, Management Assistant for Student Services: cstein@district16.org or 763-600-5081
Kristen Hall, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator: khall@district16.org or 763-600-5925

Equity is a priority for Spring Lake Park Schools and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students.  Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.