TYPE OF POSITION:
Hourly
Hours may vary based on program needs
 
SUPERVISION:
None

REPORTS TO:
Building Principals, immediate supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Diploma
  • Highly Qualified status – HQ status as defined by one of the following standards:

 Preferred

  • Similar job related experience
  • Bilingual  

POSITION SUMMARY:
This class is the third level in the four level Paraprofessional group.  Paraprofessionals within this level include EL/ESL, Instructional, Media, and Special Education Paraprofessionals.  Paraprofessionals provide assistance to licensed staff throughout the learning environment and, under the direction of the building administrator and/or licensed staff, the paraprofessionals in this level are responsible for assisting students with one-on-one and group defined instructional activities, supporting student needs in preparing their lessons for all subject areas and assisting and supervising students during instructional and non-instructional activities.  Paraprofessionals in this level also maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions, assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences.  Paraprofessionals in this level may also provide administrative support by performing record keeping and clerical functions supporting the building administrator and/or licensed staff and assist the building administrator and/or licensed staff with educational materials or procedures, cataloging, preparing and/or inventorying materials and supplies.

SALARY:
$15.95/hr (starting salary for new hires)

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

  • Maintain accurate records
  • Communicate with families and public
  • Contribute to the school and district
  • Grow and develop professionally
  • Show professionalism
  • Maintain Confidentiality

 
KNOWLEDGE:

  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment
  • Basic principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility
  • Basic data collection and documentation skills
  • English language, grammar, and punctuation
  • Basic computer knowledge

 
SKILLS:

  • Using computers and related software applications
  • Operating modern office equipment
  • Compiling and organizing data and information
  • Receiving and processing a variety of documents and information
  • Proofreading typed materials and documents
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, students, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
All paraprofessionals in this class are responsible for

  • Supervise students and assist during instructional and non-instructional activities
  • Maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences
  • Promotes the mission and values of the School District
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment
  • Adhere to federal, state and district student data confidentiality and privacy laws
  • Observe, monitor, and communicate student progress to teachers
  • Other duties as assigned

 
Special Education Paraprofessional:  The Special Education Paraprofessional 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.

  • Assist in the implementation and follow through of educational programs developed through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process
  • Assist students in classroom activities using specific materials/methods designed by the special education teacher and support personnel
  • Collaborate with teachers and support personnel for the purpose of assisting in the evaluation of students’ progress and/or implementing students’ objectives
  • Assist in the implementation and follow through of physical and behavior management programs
  • Supervise individual students, classroom, library, playground activities, provide a safe and positive learning environment
  • Assist students with self-help skills, including personal care such as lifting/positioning, feeding, bathroom needs and personal hygiene and swimming
  • Assist students with personal care accommodations, including nebulizing, catheterizing and suctioning
  • Assist students with physical and behavioral management programs, including monitoring in-school suspension or time-out, removing or restraining students for disruptive behavior
  • Perform record keeping and clerical functions supporting the teacher and/or support personnel and maintain the database records on students, provide reports and other student related data relevant to the individual students
  • Support the teacher with data collection for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information
  • Assist in the preparation, collection and maintenance of education materials and equipment

 
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.