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Special Education Assistant - SPEN/EBD - Jenny Lind (Prek-5)

Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Special Education Assistant - SPEN/EBD - Jenny Lind (Prek-5)  and Requisition ID number: 83026

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Jenny Lind (10000050) 

Site:  Jenny Lind (0151) 

FTE .7563 FTE ; 30.25 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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Following July 15th, current MPS Special Education Assistants are ineligible for voluntary transfers within their job title through the end of the school year. The SEA transfer process for the following school year will reopen in early spring. (MFT #59 Contract Article 20.3)

 

SUMMARY

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.

 

DISABILITY FOCUS

Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD)

Special Programs Elementary Needs (SPEN) - Serve students in grades K-5 who require special education services for 60-100% of their day and focus on social, emotional/behavioral development. The classrooms are highly structured with frequent positive feedback while providing standards-based academic instruction. Students have the opportunity to participate in general education classes that are appropriate for their age and skill level.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide support services to children with moderate to severe disabilities and Assist MPS staff to facilitate educational functions and other services that maintains a safe and productive learning environment, sensitive to the needs and legal rights of Special Education students; work with students to improve personal skills and reinforce classroom learning.
  • Assist students in learning processes through reinforcement of positive behavior, individual instruction, socialization and good communications.
  • Monitor student activities, promote respect, explain social norms and disciplinary consequences, de-escalate personal confrontations.
  • Maintain behavior documentation, written observations and anecdotal information files for Support and Advocacy for Independent Living Program (SAIL), Individualized Education Program (IEP), and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA).
  • Monitor work, correct papers and transition students for medications, meals, buses and classes.
  • Attend to and provide for students' daily hygiene, personal and health related cares, as directed by licensed staff. Assist students in community, recreational, school and vocational training. Provide assistance to students in classrooms and after-school programs.
  • Encouraged to work additional hours as bus aide

 

CLASS DESIGNATIONS

Intervention SEA: Provide support in the least restrictive environment so students are successful in resource settings; ensure behavior support plans are being implemented with fidelity for students in special education resource settings. Personal transportation is required as position may vary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Completion of 60 semester/90 quarter college credits

 

OR

  • 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 years of experience working with children. 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.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associate degree in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences, or educational area related to position assignment

Experience in working with individuals with disabilities

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

 

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

 

 

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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]  | Jenny Lind (10000050)  | Jenny Lind (0151)  | Paraprofessional
 


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