Post Date:  Apr 15, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Special Education Assistant - MPS Metro  and Requisition ID number: 100537

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  MPS Metro HA (10000038) 

Site:  MPS Metro HA (0639) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 40 hrs/wk; 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.



*Two positions available*


Under general supervision, provides a variety of services to assist students with special needs in a learning environment; assists MPS staff to develop and implement appropriate individualization lessons and activities for students with disabilities; helps students to meet their therapy and education goals.




Individuals will work in programs that serve student with autism, mental impairments, physical impairments other health impairments and behavioral disorders as well as those who are deaf/hard of hearing, have visual impairments and in Early Childhood Special Education programs. Establish positive relationships with students and acts as a role model for appropriate social skills and behavior in all situations. Assists staff in the management of student behavior by applying proactive strategies when dealing with students' behaviors.  Other duties as assigned.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training, and Experience

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



Two (2) years of professional experience working with children.



First Aid/CPR/AED, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training, and Special Education Orientation is required within one year.



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. Eligibility for position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

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 | MPS Metro HA (10000038) | MPS Metro HA (0639) | Paraprofessional 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis