ECSE (Early Childhood Special Ed Paraprofessional) - Woodbury and Pine Hill Elementary Schools - 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

LOCATION: Woodbury Elementary and Pine Hill Elementary Schools

CLASSIFICATION: Program - Current paraprofessionals must meet the Highly Qualified requirement prior to the date this position closes in order to be considered.

HOURS PER WEEK: 21.5 hours per week

SCHEDULE:

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY WOODBURY ELEMENTARY - 8:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. (plus 15 minutes travel time to Pine Hill Elementary)

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY PINE HILL ELEMENTARY - 12:25 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Note: Building assignment and hours may change based on student needs.

Additional two voucher days - August 27 and October 6.

STATUS: Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing instructional and/or behavioral support to special education students with disabilities under the direction of a licensed special education teacher.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Consult daily with licensed special education teacher regarding daily responsibilities.

* Assist special education teacher in implementing district policies and procedures, including but not limited to emergency procedures, building orientation, confidentiality, student vulnerability, data collection, and classroom management as directed.

* Assist special education students in academic areas such as reading, writing or math. This includes implementing curriculum, adapting instructional strategies and materials according to the needs of the student under the direction of a licensed teacher.

* Work with students that may have learning challenges, behavioral issues, and/or need physical support.

* Assist with toileting and other personal care issues.

* Support licensed teacher in utilizing a variety of behavioral management techniques, including redirection and restraints if necessary, throughout the day. Supervise students during cooling off time, monitor and document behavior, and implement positive behavior support.

* Accept work direction willingly, shift work assignments and accept changing and new job assignments as needed.

* Collect and record student data adhering to the licensed teacher's directions and requirements. Communicates this information to licensed teacher(s) and other staff connected to that student as identified by the teacher.

* Provide services to student as directed by licensed teacher in a manner that demonstrates knowledge of, and a positive respect for, the distinctions between the roles and responsibilities of the teacher, paraprofessional and other staff.

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

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

* Other duties as assigned.

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.

* Possess the skills and ability to reinforce math, reading, and writing skills in early childhood classrooms.

* Proven teamwork, confidentiality, and communication skills.

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

* Self-directed and able to organize small group reading and math activities with resources and assessments provided.

* Actively participates in district-sponsored training when offered.

* Ability to perform routine computer functions, including 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.

* 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.

* Demonstrates knowledge of basic academics and behavior characteristics of elementary and/or secondary students.

* Previous experience working with students with disabilities and knowledge of disabilities.

* Knowledge of the terminology related to the services and support of special education students.

* Demonstrates good organizational and time management skills.