English Learner Paraprofessional

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Description

TYPE OF POSITION:
Hourly
Hours may vary based on program needs

REPORTS TO:
Building Principals, immediate supervisor
 
SUPERVISION:
None
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Diploma
  • Highly Qualified status - HQ status as defined by one of the following standards:
Preferred
  • Similar job related experience
  • Bilingual  - Spanish or Somali
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
This class is the third level in the four level Paraprofessional group.  Paraprofessionals within this level include EL/ESL, Instructional, Media, and Special Education Paraprofessionals.  Paraprofessionals provide assistance to licensed staff throughout the learning environment and, under the direction of the building administrator and/or licensed staff, the paraprofessionals in this level are responsible for assisting students with one-on-one and group defined instructional activities, supporting student needs in preparing their lessons for all subject areas and assisting and supervising students during instructional and non-instructional activities.  Paraprofessionals in this level also maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions, assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences.  Paraprofessionals in this level may also provide administrative support by performing record keeping and clerical functions supporting the building administrator and/or licensed staff and assist the building administrator and/or licensed staff with educational materials or procedures, cataloging, preparing and/or inventorying materials and supplies.

SALARY:
$15.95/hr (starting salary for new hires)

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Online application, www.isd742.org, attach documentation supporting HQ status
 
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Communicate with families and public
  • Contribute to the school and district
  • Grow and develop professionally
  • Show professionalism
  • Maintain Confidentiality
 
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment
  • Basic principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility
  • Basic data collection and documentation skills
  • English language, grammar, and punctuation
  • Basic computer knowledge
 
SKILLS:
  • Using computers and related software applications
  • Operating modern office equipment
  • Compiling and organizing data and information
  • Receiving and processing a variety of documents and information
  • Proofreading typed materials and documents
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, students, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
All paraprofessionals in this class are responsible for
  • Supervise students and assist during instructional and non-instructional activities
  • Maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences
  • Promotes the mission and values of the School District
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment
  • Adhere to federal, state and district student data confidentiality and privacy laws
  • Observe, monitor, and communicate student progress to teachers
  • Other duties as assigned
 
EL/ESL Paraprofessional:  Under direction of the building administrator and the direct day to day supervision of the EL Classroom teacher(s), the EL/ESL Paraprofessional provides instructional support to students needing assistance with English as a second language. This includes helping students with English concepts and skills and especially in their acquisition to function meaningfully in mainstream classes.
  • Provide instructional support to students while creating a positive learning environment
  • Serve as an in-class EL/ESL support for English learners in academic instruction; this includes becoming familiar with the content and requirements for the courses and assisting staff in planning and/or best EL/ESL instructional practices
  • Supervise students in the completion of assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. provided by teachers and staff; this includes checking status of incomplete assignments, tests, etc.
  • Provide instructional assistance and motivate students in the area of math, reading, language, science, geography, and social studies; this includes reviewing students’ academic progress in order to better understand where additional support is needed
  • Help identify different language levels and needs of students; work with supervising teacher to modify curriculum to support students
  • Guide students during instructional activities while in EL/ESL study lab in order to create a safe, positive learning environment
  • Provide instructional support by assisting in administering district and state-required EL tests
  • Provide feedback to parents when requested
PHYSICAL FACTORS:
  • The ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time; may be exposed to adverse weather
  • Frequent:  walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing 
  • Light Work:  exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects 
 
All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.
 
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.

Posted By

St. Cloud Area School District 742

115 13th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56303
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,852

State Average: $13,408

% ELL Students

19%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.66

State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students

22%

State Average: 15%

FTE

1,556

State Average: 200