PreK-4 Assistant
Posting # 3485
Updated 11/16/2020

Location: North Park Elementary
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7.25 hours / day (benefit eligible)

Internal Posting Dates: September 10, 2020 – September 17, 2020
External Posting Dates: September 18, 2020 – Until filled

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Jeff Cacek, Elementary School Principal, at cacekj@colheights.k12.mn.us. 

Interested applicants should apply on line www.colheights.k12.mn.us
 
Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.

Major Responsibilities:
Performs human support work preparing and assisting with the program and activities for students; providing a clean
and sanitized environment for students; modeling behavior and supervising and monitoring behavior of students, and
related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Teacher – Early
Childhood Family Education and Pre-K.  
 
Qualifications: 
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;
OR
An Associate’s degree; or  Minnesota’s standard:  An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree;
OR
A demonstration, through a formal state academic assessment:

  • knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and math; or
  • knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness as appropriate.
  • The ParaPro test has been approved for statewide use. The cut score for ParaPro is 460.

Special Requirements
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification preferred. First Aid certification preferred.
Experience working in a multi cultural setting and with diverse groups of people preferred.
Alternatives to the qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable will also be considered.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function 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.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in classroom activities and classes and assists supervising children in assigned program areas; monitors,and observes children to assure safety.
  • Monitors the behavior of children to enforce the rules and guidelines of the assigned program and to assure the safety of children; cleans spills; replenishes supplies; models behavior; assists parents and students with activities; play with and interacts with students.
  • Assists staff with the set up and planning for daily activities or in assembling materials, supplies, games, toys, etc. in the classroom.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, organizes and maintains classroom or activity areas before, during and after classes, activities and events.
  • Greets parents, siblings and students when they are arriving or leaving the program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of district handbooks, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; general knowledge of CPR and
first aid procedures; general knowledge of thermometer usage and other basic home health tools; some skill facilitating
child interaction programs and activities; some skill operating standard office computer equipment and applicable
hardware and software; some skill maintaining accurate records both paper and electronically; ability to effectively
communicate with staff, students, parents and other district stakeholders both orally and in writing; ability to establish
and maintain working relationships with associates, parents, students and community members.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force;
 work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or
feel, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires sitting,
climbing or balancing, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is
required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important
instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word
levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using measuring devices, operating machines
and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather),
exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and
may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and exposure to bodily fluids; work is generally in a
moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).