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Associate Educator - Bilingual Spanish - Bryn Mawr (2021 - 2022)

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Associate Educator - Bilingual Spanish - Bryn Mawr (2021 - 2022) and Requisition ID number: 74707

Organizational Unit: Bryn Mawr Primary (10000013)

Site: Bryn Mawr (0249)

Close Date: 11:59 PM on

FTE: .80FTE; 32 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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Internal Applicant Notice: Educational Support Professionals (ESP), except Special Education Assistants, may voluntarily transfer only once each school year. (MFT #59 Contract Article 17.3.5) Once a position is offered and the selected ESP accepts the position that starts the following school year. The selected ESP candidate, upon acceptance of an offer has committed to starting in the position for the following school year and is not able to move from the accepted ESP position until the selected ESP candidate has started in the position within the following school year. Once the following school year has begun and the selected ESP candidate has started in the ESP position they were selected for, at that time the ESP employee is able to apply to positions online for other ESP transfer opportunities .

 

SUMMARY

Bilingual - {Spanish}: Assist licensed 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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists students with educational programs and special assignments; 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 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 students in learning processes; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual instruction, encourages socialization and good communications.
  • Administers 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 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 students to achieve learning objectives with individual assistance and small group sessions.
  • Monitors assigned 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 parents, students 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, 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

One of the following:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Education or closely related area
  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits from an accredited institution
  • A passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment AND either a high school diploma or a 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.

 

 

Additional requirements for bilingual:

-Fluent in English and Spanish language both written and verbal.

This position’s language requirement must be assessed through an ACTFL oral language interview (OPI) at the cost of the selected candidate ($108-165). To affirm language proficiency the selected candidate must successfully complete the assessment at a passing rating of advanced low or higher OR the selected candidate is able to provide Human Resources with a previously completed passing rated OPI assessment certificate.   

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. First Aid, CPR, and AED training is required within one year of hire. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required within one year of hire, based on assignment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, long periods of working with computers, and working with children. Must be able to lift 40 pounds; may be required to physically restrain students if they are at risk of hurting themselves or others.

                                      

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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] | [Varies] | [Varies]  | Paraprofessional


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