Special Education

Posted: Continuous 2012-03-16
Closes: 03/22/2012
Pinewood Elementary

Posting dates:  3/16/12 through 3/22/12 or until filled
   Monday through Friday, 6.25 hours per day with 30 minute unpaid break


Job Summary:
Provide instructional support and behavioral assistance to special education students in classrooms and in community based settings.  Monitor student performance and consistently communicate with supervising teacher regarding this information.
Essential functions of the job include the following:
- Instruct and support students in classrooms, other learning sites and community settings. Assist the student in developing self-advocacy skills and in developing greater independence.
- Monitor, evaluate and record classroom behaviors, problem solve and discuss expectations of appropriate behavior with students; initiate appropriate consequences for student misbehavior (time-out, problem solving or modified learning center).  Problem solves with disruptive students and gives positive feedback.  Assists with determining goals for students. In and EBD program or other extreme cases, may be required to restrain students consistent with individual student plans and District policy.
- Meet with teacher to determine appropriate levels of student performance, needed modifications of instructional objectives and assignments.  Provides input regarding student needs.  Assists in implementing daily instructional plans.
- May occasionally supervise students in modified learning center, assist students with assignments, monitor, evaluate and record student behavior, present recommendations to teachers, support staff and administrators.
- May provide students with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toileting, diapering, lifting, writing, feeding, boarding and/or getting off busses.
- Supervise student during lunch, in hallways and on field trips to insure orderly conduct.
- Administer, correct and grade worksheets and tests, record grades, assign work, assume responsibility of small instructional groups or classroom when teacher is temporarily called out of room.
- Preparation of classroom materials, filing, filling out review evaluation sheets on students, preparing memos and letters for staff and parents.
- Attends staff meetings to discuss the academic, behavioral and vocational progress of students with appropriate staff including teachers, psychologists, social workers, and parents and employers in job setting situations.

- Must be able to lift.

- Other duties as necessary or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

· Must meet the criteria for highly qualified paraprofessional as defined by No Child Left Behind (NCLB. This means either:
     -    Two years of study at an institution of higher education; Minnesota’s standard: 
           A minimum of 60 semester credits or the amount required to complete two years of 
           full time enrollment as determined by the institution attended. 
     -    Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree. 
     -    Take the ParaPro test and successfully pass it with a score of 460 or higher.   
· Must possess and display excellent human relations skills when dealing with staff, students, and community.  Ability to effectively present

   information in one-on-one and small group situations.  Ability to get along with other people, work cooperatively in team situations and have

   patience in dealing with parents and students.
· Health care experience or training may be required.
· Ability to work with emotionally, physically and/or mentally impaired students.  Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.
· Ability to communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing.
· Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.  Ability to interpret documents, ability to write routine reports and

· Ability to perform basic mathematical computations and interpret data related to student performance.
· Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of multiple software packages.
· Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.  Regular attendance.
Physical Requirements:
Regularly required to walk throughout a building and may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance or push up to 90 pounds, and must be able to restrain students when needed, and may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
$18.39 during 6 (six) month probationary period
$18.69 after 6 (six) month probationary period

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