Support Staff | Special Education Assistant | Sibley East Elementary | Available: As Soon As Possible | Closing: Open Until Filled


Position:  Special Education Paraprofessional
Site:  Elementary 
Start Date:  As Soon As Possible
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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, and to free certified professional employees from non-professional duties to enable them to make a contribution to other aspects of the educational program.

Essential Job Functions
Р Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, social emotional learning, and other skills. 
Р Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
Р Assists in classroom 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, and other related non-instructional areas.
Р Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
Р Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of 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.

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., Google Apps for Education).
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.

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.
Р Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

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