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Associate Educator - Bilingual Oromo- Anne Sullivan

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Associate Educator - Bilingual Oromo- Anne Sullivan  and Requisition ID number: 71786

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Anne Sullivan (10000186) 

Site:  Anne Sullivan (0193) 

FTE 0.75 FTE / 30 hours/week; 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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This position requires candidate who is BILINGUAL in English and Oromo

 

SUMMARY

With minimal supervision, this position will collaborate with licensed school personnel to support the District's student achievement goals, discipline, and behavior policies, as well as to assist teachers. Independently, the incumbent hired will implement a variety of student, family, community services, and educational programs in support of district cultural diversity goals. She or he will also serve as a liaison between the students, family, community, and the school.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

- Acquiring knowledge of the goals of the school’s Improvement Plan and MPS’ Acceleration 2020-2021

- Promoting culturally and linguistically responsive practices.

- Assisting teachers and staff in educational functions and other services to maintain a safe, diverse, and productive learning environment; working with students to reinforce classroom learning, educational programs and improve personal skills.

- Assisting students in learning processes; reinforcing positive behavior; providing individual instruction; and encouraging socialization and positive communication.

- Monitoring and supervising student activities; promoting respect; supporting diversity; explaining social norms and disciplinary consequences; de-escalating personal confrontations; and enforcing District policies and rules of conduct.

- Monitoring students, and recording data for academic and behavioral assessments; maintaining files and keeping records of student progress and activities; and assuring all required written reports are completed and submitted.

 

Classroom Support: Assisting licensed staff in classrooms to maintain a positive learning environment and reinforce classroom learning.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

60 semester or 90 quarter college credits. 

OR 

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

AND

2 years of experience working with children.  Additional education or training may substitute for experience, at the discretion of Human Resources.

 

BILINGUAL in English and Oromo

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Associate's degree in education, child development, parent education or a related area.

- Educational background  to assist site staff in the provision of health, education or other services.

- Knowledge of, and experience with, cultural differences.

- Knowledge of early childhood development.

- The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with students and their families, especially with related program needs.

- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with others to assist families in connecting to community servicers that will support their child and family.

- Ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks under minimal supervision.

- Strong organizational skills.

- Proven community collaboration in large urban environment.

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, and working with special needs children. Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds.  It will require the ability to manage student behavior with the physical capacity to work directly with and supervise students. 

 

 

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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]  | Anne Sullivan (10000186)  | Anne Sullivan (0193)  | Paraprofessional
 


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