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School Success Program Assistant - Northeast MS (2021-2022)

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: School Success Program Assistant - Northeast MS (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 82046

Close Date: Open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Northeast Middle School (10000077) 

Site:  Northeast (0316) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 40 hours per 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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SUMMARY

Under general supervision, works directly and collaboratively with administrators, school site staff, parents, students, and community service providers to develop comprehensive and inclusive strategies that promote student achievement and school attendance.  

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develops comprehensive and inclusive strategies to address student behavior, student engagement and restorative practices.
  • Works directly and collaboratively with administrators, school site staff, parents, students, and community service providers to assist in the identification and development of procedures and agreements with schools, community agencies and resources that promote improved student performance in school.
  • Administers MPS school success programs to develop and implement improvement plans that meet MPS goals and result in high-achieving learning environments for all students.
  • Works collaboratively with schools and programs to define and outline the role of school staff in improving student success and performance.
  • Refines and adapts various educational service systems designed to meet the needs of students.
  • Works with staff to identify professional staff development needs by planning, organizing, and facilitating programs that improve staff effectiveness, and are consistent with instructional goals.
  • Evaluates students using a variety of assessment tools, and provides guidance and support.
  • Investigates and resolves complaints; responds to inquiries on a wide range of questions about MPS policy, procedures, resources, processes, student evaluation, placement, programs and discipline.
  • Mediates conflicts and provides advocacy services for clients in their interactions with government and community agencies; verifies compliance with agreements and performance standards.
  • Researches and writes grants and proposals for development and expansion of district programs that impact school success for students.
  • Monitors and evaluates student academic progress; assists students in accessing appropriate educational experiences which enhance basic skills; helps students solve personal and family issues; refers students to MPS programs, local community resources and regional community services.
  • Communicates with parents, students and staff to convey pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality of personal information; answers questions, and explains school rules.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Service, Psychology, or a related field; AND three (3) years of demonstrated educational support experience in an urban educational environment, including group facilitation and conflict resolution.  Additional education or training may substitute for experience, at the discretion of Human Resources.  Related experience may also be considered, at the discretion of Human Resources.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Public education issues, procedures, and practices that influence school engagement for youth.
  • MPS policies and procedures for testing, attendance, truancy, special education, and data privacy.
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

Skill in:

  • Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.
  • Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.
  • Working effectively with staff, students and families in a large urban school system that deals with complex student issues and economic and cultural diversity.
  • Working effectively with persons of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Proficient in data analysis and delivering outcomes in a meaningful and understandable way.
  • Perceiving the needs and concerns of others, interacting in a tactful manner, resolving conflicts, mediating disputes, and building personal skills.
  • Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, staff and community representatives.


 

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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: | 12:01 AM On 06/24/2021 | Northeast Middle School (10000077) | Northeast (0316) | Paraprofessional 
 


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