Job Description:          Special Education Paraprofessional position.  This position will be for approximately 26 hours per week, M-Th from 8:30-3:30 to provide support and supervision of early childhood special needs students at McKinley Early Childhood Center.  Approximate rate of pay starts at $16.66.  The position begins immediately upon hire.

Qualifications:             One of the following required:  (1) Two year Associate of Arts degree; OR (2) The equivalent of 60 semester credits OR (3) A portfolio demonstrating MN Core Competencies for Paraprofessionals OR (4) A passing score on the MN Para Pro Test.  High School Diploma required.  Experience working with students with special needs.  Ability and willingness to take direction from the case manager.  Trained or willingness to be trained in strategies such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual schedules, social stories, and positive behavior supports.  Ability to implement the strategies identified above.  Ability to collect and report data as directed by the case manager.  Trained or willing to be trained in certain medical procedures.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, assist with personal care (e.g., toileting, lifting, diapering, feeding, motor activities, medicating) or one-on-one care if necessary and work with bodily fluids. 

This position will involve substituting in the health office when needed under the supervision of a licensed school nurse, to assist in paraprofessional activities related to health office services, to work within the framework of school laws, district policy, and first aid/CPR standards, and to do related work as required.  Must have the ability to take responsibility for supervising students, speak clearly and distinctly, demonstrate patience, warmth and liking for children, preform routine record keeping duties, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, render preliminary first aid steps, learn and perform specialized health procedures, and maintain District-approved First Aid and CPR Certificates.
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Application Deadline: September 14, 2021 or until filled