TYPE OF POSITION:
Hourly
Hours may vary based on program needs
 
REPORTS TO:
Director of Early Childhood 
 
SUPERVISION:
None

SALARY: 
$17/hr
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Highly Qualified status – HQ status as defined by one of the following standards:
    • 60 semester college credits with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher
    • ParaPro exam (passing score of 460 or higher)

Preferred

  • Similar job-related experience
  • Bilingual

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Early Childhood Special Education Paraeducator is responsible for assisting teaching personnel or special services staff in the supervision and instruction of special education students, performing classroom clerical tasks, assisting students by meeting special health care needs and developing student’s daily living and behavioral skills. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Online application, www.isd742.org, attach documentation supporting HQ status

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assist in the implementation and follow through of educational programs developed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process
  • Assist students with feeding, lifting/positioning, bathroom needs, personal hygiene, and swimming
  • Maintaining awareness and observing student’s activities/actions; assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences
  • Promote School District rules, policies, procedures, Mission Statement and Core Values
  • Assist with student physical and behavioral management, including removing or restraining students for disruptive behavior
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment
  • Adhere to federal, state and district student data confidentiality and privacy laws
  • Supervising/assisting students during instructional and non-instructional activities
  • Observe, monitor, and communicate student progress to teachers
  • Performing record keeping and clerical functions to support the administrator or teacher
  • Other duties as assigned

 
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.