Special Ed Assistant/Para (Shoreview) 2019-20
5605 Green Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Minnesota Teacher's License:
Commensurate with Experience
POSITION TITLE: Special Educational Assistant/Paraprofessional
POSITION STATUS: Non-exempt
FUNCTIONAL SUPERVISOR: Special Education Coordinator
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 182
To assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefits for students.
Collaborate with case managers, classroom teams, and support services to ensure student needs are being met.
Assist in the planning and implementation of the students’ daily programs under the direction of the Supervisor, case manager, and classroom teacher.
Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment including-but-not-limited-to preparing needed materials and supplies for your assigned student or classroom.
Observe, record, and collect data on behavior and specific IEP goals.
Assist in student organizational needs.
Support student sensory regulation needs.
Participate in staff meetings, training programs and/or conferences designed to promote professional development.
Maintain positive, professional relationships with students, staff and student families.
Maintain and use positive, professional written communication with all individuals.
Supervise activities on and off campus to ensure safety.
Assist students in areas of daily living; such as toileting and/or feeding.
Transporting students in school vehicle, often navigating unfamiliar routes.
Regular, prompt attendance.
OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead small groups in educational activities
Support after-school clubs
Support community based outings
Other job-related duties as assigned
This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, lifting (20 pounds on an occasional basis and in excess of twenty pounds with assistance), and crouching during the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform complex or varied tasks, relate to others, make decisions, and communicate effectively orally and in written form.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks.
Valid driver's license/ability to transport students via school vehicle (must have 3 or less moving violations in the last three years and no DWI/DUI convictions within the past 5 years)
2 year degree or a minimum of 60 college credits OR successful completion of the ParaPro exam.
Knowledge and experience working with students on the autism spectrum
One year previous experience in a middle school or high school setting
Lionsgate Academy is a public charter school open to students of all abilities in grades 7 through 12, and also offers a transition program for students ages 18-21. Lionsgate’s program is inclusively designed to address the unique learning needs of students living on the autism spectrum as well as students with other learning differences.
In the 2018-19 school year, Lionsgate Academy opened our Shoreview campus with grades 7-10. Grades 11-12 are being added to the Shoreview location in the 2019-20 school year. We are looking for passionate and driven educators, who believe in our mission and are excited to join our team!
Apply online on our Career webpage: http://lionsgate.academy/home/opportunities/employment/. Use Job ID 493 to apply.