About Spring Lake Park Schools:
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, 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.
A paraeducator at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School, partners with and complements the work of a professional educator in meeting the academic, social-emotional and/or behavioral needs of students, as part of the core or extended team.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to…
- working with a core group of teachers, meeting the academic, social-emotional and/or behavioral needs of students
- performing general data collection tasks for the purpose of progress monitoring student success;
- having the ability and passion to work with students;
- working comfortably with students in individual, small group, and large group environments, in both general and special education settings;
- working effectively with an interdisciplinary team, while having the ability to work independently;
- working with school staff to provide behavior support to students in collaboration with teachers; and
- participating in, and providing information for, team meetings related to student success and next actions.
Necessary qualifications include…
- hold a high school diploma or a GED certificate;
- complete 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits and/or AA degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, or area related to position assignment OR receive a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment;
- The ParaPro Assessment is available in the Human Resources Office and can be taken after a job offer is obtained
- Please contact Human Resources with questions at 763-600-5010;
- training and experience in the use of computers and other technology equipment;
- ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks, under minimal supervision; and
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives, and in collaborating with school personnel.
Physical demands of this position include:
- ability to lift 40 pounds;
- frequent bending and/or twisting
Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions listed above.
Per the paraprofessional salary schedule.
How to Apply:
Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified candidates will be interviewed until the position is 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.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please contact Tyler Nelson, Associate Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-600-5316.