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Elementary Paraprofessional - Hiawatha Academies, Minneapolis

Posted on 9/7/2017 9:29:39 AM

Listing expires 10/5/2017

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Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that, “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park) is a results-driven elementary school that is part of the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. HLA-Morris Park was our flagship elementary, founded in 2006. We currently serve Kindergarten through 4th grade.

HLA-Morris Park is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to join our team as a Paraprofessional for the 2016-2017 school year.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly qualified paraprofessional to join our school team. The primary responsibility of the individual in this role will be supporting students individually or in small groups with specific educational, social and emotional needs in the general education setting. This is a salar position including benefits.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.


Prove the Possible

• Student success is our number one focus

Drive Results

• Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance

Instructional Leadership

• Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lesson supports

• Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

• Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

• Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

Attend to and provide for students' daily hygiene and health related needs such as diaper changing, providing bathroom assistance, and helping feed students.

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park students’ school day is from 7:10am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10am-1:15pm on Friday.

Teachers and paraprofessionals must be present from 7:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday.

Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-3:15pm.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications


• Minimum of two years college education or bachelor’s degree

• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

• Ability to work with diverse student populations

Highly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of special education

  • Bilingual or multilingual

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified


Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.   

To Apply

Please click here to apply