SUMMARY:
With supervision, assist licensed Spring Lake Park Public Schools’ staff in the implementation of a comprehensive educational program for students, K-4, who are in Generail and Special Education settings. Individuals will work with the behavior team to support students during recess, monitoring classes and implementing plans.  They are expected to teach and maintain student expectations, actively monitor and engage with student during recess, communicate concerns, and participate in team meetings.  Staff are expected to participate as part of a program and a classroom environment that is multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate, is favorable to learning and growth, and is based on a commitment that all children can learn.
 
PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Northpoint serves students with many types of disabilities in grades K-4.  Behavior support paraprofessionals provide services to students with various types of disabilities, working collaboratively with school staff and parents to support the implementation of students’ individual education plans. This particular assisnment inclused monitoring children during recess and indoor free time.  It may include working with students in individual, small group, and large group environments in both general and special education settings, including center-based classrooms.  The ability to work with students in the general and special education setting is essential as well as the ability to assist students with the acquisition of self-regulation and social skills.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all expected functions and duties performed. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 

  • Implement and maintain school programs and services for students with disabilities.
  • Work effectively with an interdisciplinary team and have the ability to work independently.
  • Work with school staff to provide academic and behavior support to classroom teachers.
  • Provide personal care support to students who need assistance including, but not limited to, toileting, dressing, and feeding.
  • Provide mediation support to assist students with conflict; assist students in development self-advocacy skills.
  • Participate in and provide information for team meetings related to school programs and student services.
  • Act as a resource to provide knowledge of services and program objectives to staff, departments, and the community.
  • Participate in planning, coordinating, and developing school programs and student services
  • Use technology skills to organize and deliver school programs and student services.
  • Meet the District’s standards for employee performance and attendance.
  • Participate in staff development/professional growth activities relevant to position, responsibilities and school improvement plans.
  • Perform related duties as assigned/requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
 

  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits, and/or AA degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences; or area related to position assignment, or
  • Passing score on the ParaPro Assessment AND either a high school diploma or a GED certificate. The ParaPro Assessment is available in the Human Resources Office; please contact us with questions at 763-600-5010.
  • Ability to effectively meet school, student, and program needs.
  • Ability to follow teacher’s plans and directions, working effectively in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of related educational programs and the school community.
  • Training and experience in the use of computers and other technology equipment
  • Ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks under minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives and in collaborating with school personnel.
  • Experience or training with youth development training.
  • Experience with special education students
  • Ability to assist with high school academic skills and content

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 

  • Some lifting of 40 pounds or greater may be required.

SALARY:
Per Salary Schedule
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a standard classroom environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier material with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently.  At times this position will require the employee to assist and or lift students or heavy objects such as wheel chairs, etc.  A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.
 
Equity is one of Spring Lake Park Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college and career ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. District 16 will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.
 
Spring Lake Park Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
 
METHOD OF APPLICATION:

All applicants, including Spring Lake Park employees, must complete an on-line application at http://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp//default.aspx. In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.
Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:
 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check and successfully completing a pre-work physical examination..