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Early Childhood Preschool Paraprofessional - Inver Grove HeightsCommunity Schools

Posted on 2019-10-08 1:19:47 PM

Listing expires 2019-12-07 12:00:00 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Finvergrove%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D1065&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C3a77beea34884a2b339f08d74c1c18dc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637061555870201173&sdata=Hlb2EgLD7sZYmnbykWiV6yxxoAHCYq4gBPEcc7a6gEE%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: 09/03/2019 Date Closing: Open Until Filled Job Summary: The paraprofessional works with an early childhood teacher to teach 4-year-olds in a morning class and an afternoon class at Pine Bend Elementary School. This is a 9-month position during the school year working up to 32.5 hrs/week: 7 hours/day Mon-Thurs, (7:15 am-2:45 pm), and 4.5 hours/day on Fridays, (7:15-11:45 am). Our classrooms are welcoming spaces where all children are celebrated for who they are. We believe learning happens best when children play, explore and interact with their peers with the guidance of caring adults. The paraprofessional we are looking for can build genuine relationships with young children, enjoys active teaching and learning, maintains a calm, caring demeanor, and can work collaboratively with others. Required Qualifications: * High school diploma or equivalent. * Experience working with young children preferred. * Ability to build caring, respectful, and supportive relationships with students, families, and staff. * Is inspired and challenged by active reflection, problem-solving, and on-going learning to improve practice. * Ability to work collaboratively to build an effective team that shares responsibility, accountability, and accomplishments. * Maintain timely, regular attendance. Prefer candidates with the following: * Two years of post-secondary coursework Responsibilities: * Help create and maintain an inclusive classroom environment that promotes caring and respect. * Demonstrate warm and welcoming interactions with children and parents. * Assist the preschool teacher with implementing preschool curriculum. * Prepare instructional materials as requested by the teacher. * Assist with small group activities. * Facilitate children&#8217;s play/interaction, under the guidance of the teacher. * Assist with classroom supervision, using positive guidance and redirection techniques with children. * Assist with classroom set-up and clean-up to maintain a safe and engaging environment. * Assist in preparation and clean-up of snack. * Assist children to and from bathroom facilities. * Maintain confidentiality at all times. * Attend educational classes, in-services and/or workshops as required. * Perform other duties as requested by the Early Learning Coordinator. Pay and Benefits: The rate of pay for this position is $16.14 per hour. Insurance benefits are available to full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least twenty hours per week. Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment. Inver Grove Heights Community Schools uses the applicant tracking<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C3a77beea34884a2b339f08d74c1c18dc%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637061555870211161&sdata=mJEXrMrPbjrj4ZE2ptPfwxGN7yaCbvaySKAErqNPTIc%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: 09/03/2019
Date Closing: Open Until Filled
Job Summary:
The paraprofessional works with an early childhood teacher to teach 4-year-olds in a morning class and an afternoon class at Pine Bend Elementary School. This is a 9-month position during the school year working up to 32.5 hrs/week:  7 hours/day Mon-Thurs, (7:15 am-2:45 pm), and 4.5 hours/day on Fridays, (7:15-11:45 am).
Our classrooms are welcoming spaces where all children are celebrated for who they are. We believe learning happens best when children play, explore and interact with their peers with the guidance of caring adults.  The paraprofessional we are looking for can build genuine relationships with young children, enjoys active teaching and learning, maintains a calm, caring demeanor, and can work collaboratively with others.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with young children preferred.
  • Ability to build caring, respectful, and supportive relationships with students, families, and staff.
  • Is inspired and challenged by active reflection, problem-solving, and on-going learning to improve practice.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build an effective team that shares responsibility, accountability, and accomplishments.
  • Maintain timely, regular attendance.
Prefer candidates with the following:
  • Two years of post-secondary coursework
Responsibilities:
  • Help create and maintain an inclusive classroom environment that promotes caring and respect.
  • Demonstrate warm and welcoming interactions with children and parents.
  • Assist the preschool teacher with implementing preschool curriculum. 
  • Prepare instructional materials as requested by the teacher.
  • Assist with small group activities.
  • Facilitate children’s play/interaction, under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Assist with classroom supervision, using positive guidance and redirection techniques with children.
  • Assist with classroom set-up and clean-up to maintain a safe and engaging environment.
  • Assist in preparation and clean-up of snack.
  • Assist children to and from bathroom facilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Attend educational classes, in-services and/or workshops as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Early Learning Coordinator.
Pay and Benefits:
The rate of pay for this position is $16.14 per hour.  Insurance benefits are available to full-time employees and part-time employees who work at least twenty hours per week.

 
Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.


Inver Grove Heights Community Schools uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online