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Special Education Paraprofessional

Home Careers Special Education Paraprofessional
Submitted: November 4
Closing: December 6

Contact

Drew Goodson
School Director

Phone: 651-409-3122

Location River Grove Elementary
14189 Ostlund trail North
PO Box 178
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Categories Non-Licensed
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Health Insurance Included
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
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Job Description

The paraprofessional / educational assistant works under the supervision of the School Director and in cooperation of the supervising licensed special education teacher. The job of Special Education Paraprofessional was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of students with special needs in the regular classroom, resource room or in a self-contained classroom; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and attending IEP meetings as requested. Maintain confidentiality of student and family information as required under FERPA.

Essential duties outlined below are intended as “representative” examples of the level, nature and decision making expected of positions assigned to this classification. The duties below are not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all duties and tasks performed by the employees assigned to this classification.

Qualifications

Required Training:

For all paraprofessionals employed to work in programs whose role in part is to provide direct support to students with disabilities, the school board in each district shall ensure that:

before or beginning at the time of employment, each paraprofessional must develop sufficient knowledge and skills in emergency procedures, building orientation, roles and responsibilities, confidentiality, vulnerability, and reportability, among other things, to begin meeting the needs, especially disability-specific and behavioral needs, of the students with whom the paraprofessional works;
annual training opportunities are required to enable the paraprofessional to continue to further develop the knowledge and skills that are specific to the students with whom the paraprofessional works, including understanding disabilities, the unique and individual needs of each student according to the student’s disability and how the disability affects the student’s education and behavior, following lesson plans, and implementing follow-up instructional procedures and activities; and
School wide process obligates each paraprofessional to work under the ongoing direction of a licensed teacher and, where appropriate and possible, the supervision of a school nurse.

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