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Paraprofessional, Long Term Sub- LIFE Prep Elementary (Saint Paul, MN)

Posted on 2019-10-08 2:27:32 PM

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Paraprofessional &#8211; LIFE Prep School Background LIFE Prep is a PreK-6 public charter school in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on the east side of Saint Paul. At LIFE Prep, we consider ourselves a family -- one in which ALL students are important to us. Our name says it all... LIFE Prep stands for Learning In a Family Environment. Our core values of "LOVE, LEARN, ACHIEVE, SUCCEED" guide us to provide the loving and encouraging atmosphere our students need to thrive in their learning. We challenge each student to grow as learners and expect the best from them. We believe all of our students should be socially, emotionally, and academically prepared for a future in college and that this starts in elementary school. To learn more about LIFE Prep, please visit us at www.lifeprepschool.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifeprepschool.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C7bed55b559d344c0fef208d74c25902a%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637061596525169650&sdata=PUS22IKfoBT7OfR1EdymmxBRpZ%2F2Xwb%2BjpUEfDogleM%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description LIFE Prep seeks to hire a PARAPROFESSIONAL LONG TERM SUB for the 2019-2020 school year. Job Summary: Provide instructional support and behavioral assistance to special education students in classrooms and in community based settings. Monitor student performance and consistently communicate with supervising teacher regarding this information. Essential Job Functions: * Instruct and support students in classrooms, other learning sites and community settings. Assist the student in developing self-advocacy skills and in developing greater independence. * Monitor, evaluate and record classroom behaviors, problem solve and discuss expectations of appropriate behavior with students; initiate appropriate consequences for student misbehavior (time-out, problem solving or modified learning center). * Problem solve with disruptive students and give positive feedback. * Assist with determining goals for students. In and EBD program or other extreme cases, may be required to restrain students consistent with individual student plans and District policy. * Meet with teachers to determine appropriate levels of student performance, needed modifications of instructional objectives and assignments. Provide input regarding student needs and assist in implementing daily instructional plans. * May occasionally supervise students in resource room, assist students with assignments, monitor, evaluate and record student behavior, present recommendations to teachers, support staff and administrators. * Supervise students during lunch, in hallways and on field trips to insure orderly conduct. * Attend staff meetings to discuss the academic, behavioral and vocational progress of students with appropriate staff including teachers, psychologists, social workers, and parents and employers in job setting situations. * Must be able to lift * Other duties as necessary or assigned. Essential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Must meet the criteria for highly qualified paraprofessional as defined by No Child Left Behind. This means either: * Two years of study at an institution of higher education; Minnesota's standard: * A minimum of 60 semester credits or the amount required to complete two years of full time enrollment as determined by the institution attended (Official Transcript required). * Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree (Official Transcript required). * Take the ParaPro test and successfully pass it with a score of 460 or higher (copy of exam required). * Must possess and display excellent human relations skills when dealing with staff, students, and community. * Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations. * Ability to get along with other people, work cooperatively in team situations and have patience in dealing with parents and students. * The successful candidate will be flexible and a team player. * Applicants eligible for a substitute teaching licensed preferred. To Apply Please send the following application materials by : Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 1. Letter of interest 2. Current r&#233;sum&#233; 3. Copy of teaching license 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation Submit materials to Kelsey Nelson via email at Kelsey.nelson@lifeprepschool.org<mailto:Kelsey.nelson@lifeprepschool.org>

Paraprofessional – LIFE Prep

School Background

LIFE Prep is a PreK-6 public charter school in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on the east side of Saint Paul. At LIFE Prep, we consider ourselves a family -- one in which ALL students are important to us. Our name says it all... LIFE Prep stands for Learning In a Family Environment. Our core values of "LOVE, LEARN, ACHIEVE, SUCCEED" guide us to provide the loving and encouraging atmosphere our students need to thrive in their learning. We challenge each student to grow as learners and expect the best from them. We believe all of our students should be socially, emotionally, and academically prepared for a future in college and that this starts in elementary school. To learn more about LIFE Prep, please visit us at www.lifeprepschool.org.

Job Description

LIFE Prep seeks to hire a PARAPROFESSIONAL LONG TERM SUB for the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Summary:

Provide instructional support and behavioral assistance to special education students in classrooms and in community based settings.  Monitor student performance and consistently communicate with supervising teacher regarding this information.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Instruct and support students in classrooms, other learning sites and community settings. Assist the student in developing self-advocacy skills and in developing greater independence.

  • Monitor, evaluate and record classroom behaviors, problem solve and discuss expectations of appropriate behavior with students; initiate appropriate consequences for student misbehavior (time-out, problem solving or modified learning center).  

  • Problem solve with disruptive students and give positive feedback.  

  • Assist with determining goals for students. In and EBD program or other extreme cases, may be required to restrain students consistent with individual student plans and District policy.

  •  Meet with teachers to determine appropriate levels of student performance, needed modifications of instructional objectives and assignments.  Provide input regarding student needs and assist in implementing daily instructional plans.

  •  May occasionally supervise students in resource room, assist students with assignments, monitor, evaluate and record student behavior, present recommendations to teachers, support staff and administrators.

  • Supervise students during lunch, in hallways and on field trips to insure orderly conduct.

  • Attend staff meetings to discuss the academic, behavioral and vocational progress of students with appropriate staff including teachers, psychologists, social workers, and parents and employers in job setting situations.

  • Must be able to lift

  • Other duties as necessary or assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must meet the criteria for highly qualified paraprofessional as defined by No Child Left Behind. This means either:

    • Two years of study at an institution of higher education; Minnesota's standard:

      • A minimum of 60 semester credits or the amount required to complete two years of full time enrollment as determined by the institution attended (Official Transcript required). 

    • Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree (Official Transcript required).  

    •  Take the ParaPro test and successfully pass it with a score of 460 or higher (copy of exam required). 

  • Must possess and display excellent human relations skills when dealing with staff, students, and community.  

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

  • Ability to get along with other people, work cooperatively in team situations and have patience in dealing with parents and students.

  • The successful candidate will be flexible and a team player.  

  • Applicants eligible for a substitute teaching licensed preferred.  

To Apply

Please send the following application materials by : Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

1.     Letter of interest

2.     Current résumé

3.     Copy of teaching license

4.     Three (3) letters of recommendation


Submit materials to Kelsey Nelson via email at Kelsey.nelson@lifeprepschool.org