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Instructional - Mounds View Public Schools

Posted on 8/7/2017 2:26:46 PM

Listing expires 9/4/2017

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Date Closing: 08/11/2017

Posting dates:  8/07/17 thru 8/11/17 or until filled
Hours:  Monday thru Friday 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM,  6.50 hrs/day, with 30 minute unpaid break
Job Summary:
Under the direction of certified teacher, provides assistance both to teachers and students in implementing lesson plans.  May work closely on an individual basis with students requiring close supervision and special assistance.  Provides support, explanation, re-teaching and discipline. 
Essential functions of the job include the following:
- Guide and work through lesson plans and projects with individual students or small groups by assisting with assignments correcting tasks, assessing comprehension level, and recording results as established by teacher.  Conduct tests and informal quizzes to assess students' mastery of learned materials or appropriate program placement.  Assist teacher in assessing and tracking student progress.
- Explain and interpret class assignments; instruct students in use of learning materials, computers, equipment, and texts.
- Supervise vocational education students in performing tasks in office, classroom and other sites in building, including instruction and discipline as needed.
- Monitor and evaluate behaviors of students at risk, discuss expectations of appropriate behavior with students based on school and district policy and individual needs of students.  Help determine and carry out consequences.  Recommends ideas, identifies problems or participate in problem solving discussions at meetings.
- Assist students in reading books, records results and administers rewards; help students get to class and assist students during meals.
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:
- Chaperones students during away from school activities.
- Locates, advises or otherwise assists students in securing materials, books, reference materials or other information needed for class assignments.
- Performs some clerical functions: maintains office, grades  and attendance records; files student papers, update cum folders, copies items needed by staff for meetings and presentations; types instructional sheets, and update computer records.
- Maintains class room or facility in clean up, putting away of equipment, cleaning desks and other areas to maintain orderly facility.
- Other duties as necessary or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
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 (NCLB. 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 and have patience in dealing with parents and students.
  Ability to communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing.
  Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos.
•   Ability to write correspondence.
  Ability perform basic mathematical computations and interpret data related to student performance.
  Ability to operate a computer and knowledge of multiple software packages.
  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. 
•  Regular attendance. 
Physical Requirements:          
Regularly required to walk throughout a building and may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and must be able to restrain students when needed, and may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

$20.48 during six (6) month probationary period
$20.78 after six (6) month probationary period

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