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Associate Educator - Bilingual (Spanish or Somali) - CTE (Roosevelt, Edison, or South)

Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Associate Educator - Bilingual (Spanish or Somali) - CTE (Roosevelt, Edison, or South)  and Requisition ID number: 81968

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  STEM/CTE (10001056) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 0.8750 FTE - 35 hours/week (41 weeks); this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  ESP(28) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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*There are three positions available:

  • Roosevelt
  • South
  • Edison

 

*These position requires a passing score on the ACFTL test.  This must be provided to Human Resources before you can be hired with the district.  If you need to take the ACTFL test, please note that there is a cost associated with the test.

 

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, assists students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms with educational programs and assignments, provides assistance to CTE Teachers as directed, and assists CTE students with after-school and special education programs, and special events.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Assists students with educational programs and special assignments within their CTE courses; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies, and the Standards of Effective Instructional Support for Educational Assistants; duties will vary according to job assignment.

  • Assists MPS CTE teachers and staff to facilitate educational functions and other services to maintain a safe and productive learning environment; works with students to reinforce classroom learning and improve personal skills; assists teachers with managing classroom materials and student behavior.

  • Assists CTE students in learning processes; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual instruction, encourages socialization and good communications.

  • In support of the CTE department, administer a variety of school programs, student services, community services, special assignments, and educational programs in support of MPS goals; including MPS program outreach & marketing, grant program oversight, bi-lingual & hearing-impaired translator/interpreter, student testing, after-school activities, recreation programs, media & technology, security, student behavior support, community relations, transportation, mentoring & tutoring, volunteers, attendance & truancy, English Language Learning, vocational training, accounting & budgets, and special events.

  • Monitors and supervises CTE student activities; promotes respect, supports diversity, explains social norms and disciplinary consequences, de-escalates personal confrontations, and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.

  • Assists CTE students to achieve learning objectives with individual assistance and small group sessions.

  • Monitors assigned CTE students, and records data for academic and behavioral assessments; maintains files, and keeps records of student progress and activities; assures all required written reports are completed and submitted on a daily basis.

  • Reports learning problems, behavioral issues, and other concerns to supervisor or Principal.

  • Communicates with CTE students, their parents/guardians and staff to convey pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality of personal information.

  • Provides general office and administrative support for assigned program.

  • Provides customer service to parents and guardians of CTE students, answers questions, and explains school rules.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 

  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

 

CLASS DESIGNATIONS

  • Bilingual - Spanish or Somali: Assist licensed CTE staff as an interpreter to facilitate the provision of health, education, or other services to non-English speaking, limited English speaking and/or bilingual/bicultural community members.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

AA degree or completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits (required) in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences or educational area related to position assignment;

OR

A passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment AND a high school diploma/GED certificate (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro);

AND two (2) years of professional experience working with children; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

First Aid, CPR, AED and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required.

 

 

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Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
 
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
 
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | STEM/CTE (10001056)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Paraprofessional
 


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