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ECSE Paraprofessional - Belle Plaine Public Schools

Posted on 8/8/2017 2:07:05 PM

Listing expires 9/5/2017

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Date of Availability: 08/23/2017
Date Closing: until filled

Belle Plaine Schools is accepting applications for an Early Childhood Special
Education Paraprofessional


This position would involve working with Early Childhood Special Education students at Chatfield Elementary.  The successful candidate must be able to work well in a team environment, be patient and supportive to children with special needs, and have at least a two year degree or passing of the ParaPro Assessment test.  Additional district or department training will be provided.  This position would follow the Early Childhood Special Education / Preschool Calendar and be approximately 149 days per the school year.

General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate human support and administrative support work interacting with students, setting and cleaning up for classes and special activities, preparing snacks, maintaining toys and materials, carrying out special assignments and tasks under the direction of supervisors and classroom leaders, providing clerical support, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Early Childhood Special Education Teachers.

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

Essential Functions
Interacts with students by observing, supervising, inquiring, engaging in learning activities and free play, and assisting students with classroom assignments and activities.
Sets up art supplies, books, theme related, toys, sensory materials, etc. for classes; cleans up upon completion.
Prepares snacks; distributes and cleans up; stocks and organizes.
Performs various maintenance duties including cleaning toys, organizing materials and supplies, rearranging learning areas, and updating emergency and safety knowledge.
Prepares room and materials including decorating and organizing.
Communicates with teacher, parents and other staff.
Provides guidance to students working through classroom activities and assignments.
Assists with reviewing and correcting classroom work.
Assists with monitoring student behavior; acts as a behavior model for students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching; general knowledge of classroom subject matter and teaching methods; general skill working with the student group assigned; general skill using standard office equipment and related hardware and software; general skill using standard classroom equipment and technology; ability to learn specialized equipment and software related to student group assigned; ability to deal effectively with students, parents and teachers; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents, students and associates.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. classrooms, business office, light traffic).

All employees must complete a background check upon hire.
Salary according to the Belle Plaine Educational Support Professionals Master Contract.
Additional questions, please contact Mary Mesler, Director of Student Support Services, mmesler@belleplaine.k12.mn.us



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