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Special Education Paraprofessional - Belle Plaine Public Schools

Posted on 9/1/2017 12:44:24 PM

Listing expires 9/29/2017

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Date of Availability: asap
Date Closing: Open until filled

Belle Plaine Schools is accepting applications for a Special Education Paraprofessional
in the Jr/Sr High School.

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate human support and administrative support work interacting with students, setting and cleaning up for classes and special activities, carrying out special assignments and tasks under the direction of classroom teachers, providing related work as apparent or assigned. 


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, teachers and/or parents by observing, supervising, inquiring, engaging in learning activities and assisting students with classroom assignments and activities.

Performs various maintenance duties including, organizing materials and supplies, rearranging learning areas, and updating emergency and safety knowledge.

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.

Special Requirements

Applicable district or department training, Para Pro test if required will be provided and must be completed upon hire.

Hired candidate will need to complete a background check.

Paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities must meet one of the following requirements:
1. 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; OR B:  An Associate’s degree; or Minnesota’s standard:  An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree.

2. Passing score on the The ParaPro test (460 or above)  The Para Pro test can be scheduled and administered within the district after hire.



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