Skills(position requirements at entry):
- Assist classroom teacher in providing instruction and managing student educational programming.
- Adapt instructional materials, equipment, or strategies, under the direction of the teacher or other professionals, to provide differentiated instruction, accomplish objectives and meet student needs.
- Implement charting, data collection, paperwork preparation, and other monitoring techniques to ensure student success in a variety of areas, such as behavioral, social, and educational.
- Assist licensed staff in the implementation of classroom management and behavioral interventions, creating an environment appropriate for learning.
- Assist students with and encourage independence in self help skills related to dressing, feeding, hygiene, and toileting.
- Utilize proactive behavior management techniques, reinforcing positive behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques, and redirecting inappropriate behaviors. May be required to use physical restraints.
- Facilitate activities with a student or small group under the direction of the teacher, therapist or other related services staff.
- Assist students with developing appropriate social skills and behavior, through a variety of methods including modeling, lessons, incentive plans, and charting.
- Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.
- Collaborate with related service personnel, teachers, fellow assistants, and other program/school staff in order to meet the needs of students and maintain a positive work environment for all.
- Participate in training/in-service as assigned, in accordance to the contract.
- Performs other job-related duties, as assigned.
At least two years of college credits (usually 60 credits in Minnesota) through an accredited institution of higher education; or an associate’s or higher degree; or a passing score on a valid and reliable formal assessment demonstrating the knowledge and ability to assist with instruction in reading/language arts, writing, mathematics, or readiness for each.
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
Waseca Public Schools is looking to fill a variety of paraprofessional positions from early childhood to senior high school. Looking for support in resource room and programs serving students with behavior needs, sensory and social communication needs as well as functional skills programs.