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Educational Assistant/Paraprofessional, Special Education K-5 - Prairie Seeds Academy

Posted on 8/8/2017 6:52:46 PM

Listing expires 9/5/2017

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Prairie Seeds Academy is a K-12 public charter school located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.  Our teachers and staff work very hard to create and sustain a warm, safe and productive atmosphere for learning. We are committed to the pursuit of providing high-rigor academics along with encouraging our students to be global thinkers and learners. With today's diversity, we want our students to adapt successfully to change, be life-long learners, and care and understand others. We want our students to be prepared for the world so they can become a contributing member of society. 

Vision Statement:  Our PSA Community members are inspired global thinkers, who will understand the importance of inquiry, lifelong learning, intercultural awareness, respect, and adaptability as they become future leaders.

 Mission Statement:  Prairie Seeds Academy, in cooperation with families and community, provides leadership in rigorous education to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring citizens who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Prairie Seeds Academy is currently accepting applications for a full-time

Educational Assistant/Paraprofessional for Special Ed grades K-5 

starting school year 2017-2018.


To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students.



1.     Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outline by certified staff

2.     Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities. 

3.     Monitors work, corrects papers, and supervises curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff.

4.     Serves as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff. 

5.     Performs clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.

6.     Alerts the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.

7.     Performs assigned supervision of students during lunch periods, play periods, and on field trips. 

8.     Performs assigned non-instructional classroom duties, such as snack time, toileting, and clothing routines.

9.     When requested, serves as a resource person to the General Education Intervention Team and/or IEP / Title 1 / ESL Team(s). 

10.   Demonstrates ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students in school environment and community.

11.   Participates in in-service training programs as approved.

12.   Maintains safe working environment and encourages colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties.

13.   Performs other such duties / assignments as directed by the certified staff.

14.   Assists as directed by certified staff in the effort to successfully maintain students with special needs in an integrated setting, as determined by the IEP / Title 1 / ESL Team(s). 

15.   Effectively collects and maintains evidence of meetings.



1.     Bachelor’s Degree or successfully pass the Para Pro Test

2.     Aptitude for the work to be performed

3.     Interest in children and education

4.     Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment

5.     Emotional maturity and stability necessary for the specialized work involved

6.     Able to build strong relationships with students and peers



-Letter of interest

-Updated resume






Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.