Summary

Paraprofessional | Non-Instructional | Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy | Available: 08/21/2023 | Closing: 07/28/2023

Description

Position Purpose

 

Р Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives.

 

 

Essential Job Functions

 

Р Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills. 

 

Р Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.

 

Р Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.

 

Р Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.

 

Р Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.

 

Р Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.

 

Р Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.

 

Р Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.

 

Р Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.

 

Р Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.

 

Р Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.

 

Р Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.

 

Р Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.

 

Р Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.

 

 

Additional Duties:

 

Р Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.

 

Р Perform any other related duties as assigned.

 

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

 

 

Equipment

 

Р Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Р Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.

 

Р Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.

 

Р Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).

 

Р Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

 

Р Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.

 

Р Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.

 

Р Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.

 

Р Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.

 

Р Effective writing and verbal communication skills.

 

 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

 

Р Works in standard office and school building environments.

 

Р Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

 

Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

 

 

Qualifications Profile

 

Р Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

 

Р High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Р Successful completion of college level coursework or passing of examination as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

Р Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

 

FLSA Status:             Non-exempt

 

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