ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) Paraprofessional - Central Park - Part Time

South Washington County Schools Isd 833 Cottage Grove, MN
POSTING DATE: June 13, 2018

POSTING END DATE: June 20, 2018; 4:00 p.m., or until filled

CLASSIFICATION: Program - Current paraprofessionals are required to be Highly Qualified apply for this position.

LOCATION: District Program Center

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 6.5 hrs/wk

SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY - 2's - 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

THURSDAY - Sibling Care - 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY - Parent/Child Activity - 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Additional hours include mandatory professional development and staff meetings that will take place in August and throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Calendar will be available in August.

STATUS: Part Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for assisting one or more teachers in the teaching-learning process, classroom management, and maintaining a stimulating, healthy and safe classroom or sibling care environment.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

Classroom

* Set up classroom for parent/child activities according to a lesson plan prior to arrival of families.

* Greet the families upon arrival and assists in their departure.

* Model activities for and assist families with activities. Replace supplies as needed.

* Assist with the implementation of planned activities and provide supervision and care during child-only time.

* Support licensed teacher in utilizing a variety of behavioral management techniques as needed.

* Interact with the children when the teacher is reporting to parents, when applicable.

* Respond to needs of children (separation, snacks, bathroom assistance, diaper changes, feeding, etc).

* Clean up after activities and at the conclusion of the class.

* Assist teachers with preparation of materials for classes.

* Refer parents' questions to the teacher.

* Shop for items identified as needed for the program.

* Notify the classroom teacher about equipment that needs repair or replacement, or supplies that need purchasing.

* Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families, and staff.

* Participate in staff development activities, and site and staff meetings, as required.

* Maintain a high level of fairness, confidentiality, respect and equity for all students, staff and families.

* May assist in the duties of position within the same classification on an as needed basis. Duties could include, but are not limited to lifting and toileting.

* Perform other tasks deemed necessary by the program coordinator or classroom teacher.

Sibling Care

* Set up activities appropriate for the age of the children prior to arrival.

* Interact with the children in play and care for each child's needs (separation, diapering, bathroom assistance).

* Feed infants and provide snack to older children.

* Attend to special needs of each child as directed by program coordinator and parent (i.e., food allergies, allergies, feeding schedule, ways to comfort, appropriate interventions).

* Notify the program coordinator about equipment that needs repair or replacement, or supplies that need purchasing.

* Clean up the room at the conclusion of sibling care.

* Prepare materials for sibling care (log book, name tags, snack, attendance).

* Maintain open communication with parents regarding child's needs and experience in sibling care.

* Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families, and staff.

* Participate in staff development activities, and site and staff meetings, as required.

* Maintain a high level of fairness, confidentiality, respect and equity for all students, staff and families.

* May assist in the duties of position within the same classification on an as needed basis. Duties could include, but are not limited to lifting and toileting.

* Perform other tasks deemed necessary by the program coordinator or classroom teacher.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, LICENSE, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES):

Required:

* High school diploma or equivalent.

* Ability to meet District 833's Highly Qualified requirements.

* Competencies as required by State of Minnesota, Federal government, and/or District 833.

* Ability to perform routine computer functions, including the use of email, Internet navigation and Microsoft Word.

* Ability to pass Paraprofessional fitness for duty tests.

* Ability to lift and transfer up to 50 pounds.

* Prompt, regular and reliable attendance.

* Proven teamwork, confidentiality, and communication skills.

* Models appropriate behavior, neat appearance, and proper grammar usage for all students. Helps provide a positive learning environment.

* Actively participates in district-sponsored training when offered.

* Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.

* Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.

Desired:

* Trained in and experience utilizing behavioral management techniques.

* Certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

* Demonstrates knowledge of basic academics and behavior.

* Prior experience working with children birth to age 5

* Coursework or training in child development.