POSITION: SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL
LOCATION: BANAADIR ACADEMY
REPORTS TO: BUILDING DIRECTOR

 
Description: Assist teachers with implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of students with disabilities in a safe, healthy learning environment. This position will support students with academic learning, problem solving, and restorative practices in a small school setting.
 
Job Summary:
Instructional and Behavioral Support

  • Guide and assist students with lessons, activities and technology tasks under the direction of the teacher
  • Problem solving and support of students with social/emotional/behavioral needs throughout the school day
  • Reinforce concepts across settings that were taught in specialized instruction
  • Participate in meetings where communication and implementing strategies are discussed
  • Monitor and track student behavior daily, provide student feedback, implement incentive systems
  • Maintain resource room academic, social, emotional and behavioral strategy use daily
  • Adapt and modify coursework under the direction of the teacher
  • Assist teachers with behavior support plan implementation
  • Assist teachers and students with the use of communicate strategies and devices as directed by the special education teacher and/or Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Assist students under the direction of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Basic office duties related to the documentation and implementation of specialized programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Personal Care Assistance (when required as per the IEP)

  • Assist student with dressing; physical management of students; personal hygiene of students
  • Administer medication and medical needs under direction of school nurse
  • Perform student transfer/mobility and mobility assistance
  • Provide bathroom assistance and toileting of students

 
Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2 years experience working with children, preferably children with disabilities, and demonstrate highly qualified status; or AA degree with 1 year of experience working with children preferably children with disabilities
  • Personal Care Assistant certification (upon hire)
  • Intermediate computer/keyboarding skills
  • Basic instructional and assistive technology knowledge
  • Advanced reading and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to compute rate, ratio, percentages and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to relate to students including those with disabilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times

 
The duties of this position may change from time to time. MTS reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of MTS and its Directors. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Hours: Monday-Friday school hours by school assignment
 
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 10 pounds and occasionally may have to lift a student who could weigh over 100 pounds. The employee must be willing to be trained in and use de-escalation/restraint techniques for managing crisis situations.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 
Non-discrimination Notice:
Minnesota Transitions Charter School does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information.