Special Education Paraeducator

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Description

Internal consideration is given until 3:30 pm on September 15, 2020.

Position: Special Education Paraeducator
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Student Contact Days
Start Date: ASAP
Pay:  Starting pay is $15.94 - $17.48 per hour dependent on qualifications
Benefits:  Benefits are in accordance with the labor agreement covering Paraprofessionals -  https://www.isd622.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=329 

Required Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
    • Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
    • Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment.  (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro)
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and restrain students in emergency situations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Completion of any required training necessary for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably in Education)
  • Education assistant/paraprofessional or teaching experience
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Experience and/or training in behavior management

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the instruction of students by providing support and practical training to students in various subject matters
  • Provide assistance to the teacher by performing such duties as:
    • Implementing instructional plans and assisting with the adaptation/modification of the curriculum as directed by the teacher
    • Preparing class schedules
    • Organizing learning materials
    • Assisting with classroom activities
  • Assist educational staff in performing duties to meet the specific needs of students including, but not limited to:
    • Redirecting inappropriate behaviors of students in classrooms
    • Preparing food for and/or feeding students
    • Assisting in the physical movement of students
    • Diapering and toileting students
    • Escorting students to vocational training jobs
    • Chaperoning student community outings
    • Supervising students during bus loading and unloading
  • Promote a safe and productive learning environment for students, ensuring that student needs are met by communicating with other staff about student needs
  • Monitor and document the educational progress of students by performing evaluations of student progress and needs
  • Record data pertaining to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and the educational setting at all times
  • Other related duties as assigned

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Posted By

Independent School District 622 : North St. Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale

2520 E. 12th Avenue, North St. Paul, MN 55109
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$14,192

State Average: $13,408

% ELL Students

10%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

16.83

State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 15%

FTE

1,380

State Average: 200