Support Staff | Special Education Educational Assistant | District Wide | Available: Immediate


This position assists with the implementation of supplemental academic and enrichment  activities for students in after school programming., by Instructing students , assisting academic or program staff  by working with individual students or small groups and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the community schools site coordinator.

BCCS is looking for applicants driven to uphold our Mission: To become a justice-center school community who fuels the unique genius of each student.

BCCS Core Values: Written on a foundation of student voice, our district core values communicate the culture and character of Brooklyn Center Community Schools. 

  • We demonstrate passion, pride, and perseverance
  • We acknowledge and disrupt oppressive systems
  • Our diversity fuels learning
  • We fiercely lead in justice-centered educated
  • We stand front and center

Qualifications:¬†Associates Degree or 60 credits undergraduate level;¬†Experience working as an educational or teacher’s assistant, paraprofessional, or equivalent combination of education and experience.¬† Or a passing ParaPro exam (This may be completed 30 days after hire).¬† ParaPro exam information can be found on the district website.¬†¬†

Pay and Benefits: Competitive pay, starting at $17.24, and benefits, based on the contract
Dates: The position will run September 11, 2023 through May 24, 2024
Hours:¬†Hours will vary depending on employee’s BCCS assignments, but will be within 1:45 to 4:30 at BCE and 3:15 to 6:00 at BCS, Mondays through Thursdays.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Assists and tutors students with disabilities with instructional and non-instructional activities including academic work, enrichment activities, toileting, feeding, dressing, mobility, etc.

Establishes positive relationships with students and acts as a role model for appropriate social skills and behaviors in all situations. 

Adapts after school program  activities, assignments and/or materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing activity objectives with the student’s disability and needs in mind .

Helps academic instructors, program staff, and community partners support student behavior by applying proactive strategies. 

Assumes safety responsibilities for students in all environments. 

Reviews student Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs). 

Reinforces instruction through individual or small group activities; keeps students focused on tasks assigned by staff.

Oversees and supervises students throughout the program, including field trips, program events, boarding and unboarding buses, meal and snack periods, recess and other settings where staff may not be present; chaperones students to and from activities.

Assists students with learning organizational and computer literacy skills.

Maintains service logs and records on students.

Prepareslesson and activity materials

Observes students’ performance and records relevant data to assess progress.

Supports students with disabilities in using assigned assistive devices, supportive technology and assistance accessing facilities.

Organizes and supervises games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental and social development.

Attend staff meetings

Collaborates with Community Schools Site Coordinator, OST Lead staff, and students school IEP team as needed regarding student needs.

Supports data collection for after school program grant funding requirements

Other duties as assigned.

Why Choose BCCS?

  • Health Insurance Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA/VEBA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account¬†(FSA)
  • Full-service community school
  • Vital Worklife: Supportive counseling and coaching
  • Staff Wellness Opportunities: Annual benefits fair, wellness challenges and campaigns, free yoga and personal trainer sessions
  • NeoPath Health Clinic: Free, onsite medical care to help you improve your overall health and wellness.¬† The clinic offers all of the primary care services you would expect from a family physician/general practitioner.

We’re not a community on the fringe, we’re a community moving toward a center. Moving in unison with a shift in cultural expectations.¬†¬†Our voice and achievement will not be disqualified, we’re moving toward a change in history and hearts.¬†¬†
Standing FRONT AND CENTER so we are seen and heard.

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. Brooklyn Center Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, gender identity and expression, disability, age, or status.