Educational Assistant

    • Categories:

    • Non-Licensed

    • Grades:

    • K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Not Required

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:

      08.02.2019

      Closing:

      08.25.2019

    • Contact:

      Tina Haarbusch
      Director of Outreach & Recruitment

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.

Job Description

Position Overview :

Education Assistants support teachers in delivery of instructional material while supervising and assisting students in academic, social, motor, behavioral, and/or functional tasks.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

Student Interaction
Supervise students in classrooms and school common areas including halls, cafeteria, and outdoor spaces to ensure safety and monitor behavior.
· Supervise students during lunch, outdoor/indoor recess, field trips, and school drop off/pick up times as assigned.
· Deliver instructional material under the direction teachers to students individually or in small group settings; reinforce learning concepts and help students master instructional material.
· Organize and supervise activities to promote academic, physical, and social development in students.
· Foster positive self-image in students by actively listening and offering accurate, appropriate, and encouraging feedback.
· Implement Individual Education Plans with students as directed by special education teachers and/or the Director of Student Support Services.
· Implement therapeutic regimens for students receiving special education services under the supervision of special education teachers and/or the Director of Student Support Services.
· Help students with disabilities with utilize assistive devices and supportive technology; assist as needed in self-help skills (such as feeding and dressing), and access to facilities such as restrooms (including assistance with toileting/diapering as needed).
· Work on one to one basis with students whose Individual Education Plans indicate such necessity, or as requested by teachers or Special Education Coordinator.

Classroom Support
· Provide clerical support to teachers and school administrators; tasks may include typing, filing, duplicating materials, and laminating materials.
· Maintain student records as directed by teachers including attendance, grades, health, disciplinary action, etc.
· Provide general classroom assistance such as distributing materials to students, organizing classrooms, and creating classroom displays.
· Assist as requested in lesson planning and material preparation.

Communication
· Engage in on-going dialogue with teachers to successfully coordinate instructional efforts.
· Suggest student activities or approaches that may be appropriate for students based on personal observations.
· Participate in parent-teacher conferences as requested.

Professional Development
· Attend staff meetings, trainings, and professional development opportunities as required by school administration and/or Special Education Coordinator.

Qualifications

· Ability to learn and apply behavioral management techniques with consistency and sound judgment.
· Ability to anticipate and diffuse problematic situations.
· Interest in working with a student population in a classical education setting.
· Ability to learn and adhere to school policies and procedures.
· Basic computer skills including word processing.
· Ability to communicate effectively with students and employees.
· Ability to take direction from supervisors and collaborate effectively with other employees.
· Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
· Must meet criteria for “highly qualified paraprofessional” by meeting any of the following provisions:
1. Two years of study at an institution of higher education
2. A minimum of 60 semester credits or the number required to complete 2 years of full time enrollment by the institution attended
3. Obtainment of an Associate’s Degree (or higher)
4. Successful completion of ParaPro test with score of 460 or higher
· Previous experience working with children, individuals with disabilities, and/or in an educational setting preferred.
German speaking and writing ability strongly preferred.

Additional Information

· Occasionally may be required to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
· Occasionally may be required to team lift up to 100 lbs.
· Must be willing and able to work in the following environments: indoor, outdoor (all seasons) loud, hectic
· Duties may require handling bodily fluids in a manner consistent with blood-borne pathogen exposure prevention.
· Employee is directly responsible for safety and health of students.

Reports to:

Special Education Coordinator

Institution Description

Compensation: Starting at $14.50 per hour. Employees working over 30 hours per week are eligible for comprehensive insurance benefits.

Schedule/FTE: 9 mo. position; part-time and full-time opportunities

Application Instructions/Comments

Please send your application (Resume & Cover letter incl. 2 references) to Tina Haarbusch (thaarbusch@tcgis.org)

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.