Position Title: Floating Special Education Paraprofessional for Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative #0938-52
Assignment Location: This position will be a floating position and will work where most needed throughout the Cooperative’s nine alternative programs.
Hours per Day: 7
Schedule: 177 day contract per school calendar
Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2022
Salary: Placement per the MSEA contract for Paras, based on applicable experience
The Special Education Paraprofessional works with students assigned to the special education program or service, under the direction of the licensed staff and performs duties to support the program in general. This includes, but is not limited to providing data-driven instructional support, personal care and behavioral assistance to students with special needs. Depending on student needs, responsibilities and duties may involve assisting and guiding students daily living skills, implementing behavior plans and /or monitoring and enforcing appropriate skills in accordance with instructional lesson plans and student Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
Requires a MN driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility
ABOUT VILLAGE RANCH:
Village Ranch Alternative Program (VRAP) is located in Cokato, MN and is an educational facility on the grounds of the Village Ranch, Inc. group home. The educational program provides a flexible, safe environment in which students can experience educational success. Students attending VRAP range from 12-18 years of age and some have pre-identified disabilities in the area of Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) or Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), or have other learning difficulties. VRAP’s goal is to transition students with academic, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties to successful integration into mainstream educational and/or work opportunities.
Cornerstones is a therapeutic setting IV, multi-school district program located at the Wright Technical Center in Buffalo, MN and managed by MAWSECO. This program serves adolescents, grades 7-12 with EBD needs that cannot be met within their home school district. Students coming to Cornerstones are first assessed by the Nystrom and Associates staff to determine the level of services needed. Nystrom and Associates staff develop a treatment plan for Cornerstones school and mental health services and social skills training provided by Nystrom and Associates. Nystrom and Associates services are provided during the school day, but are not part of school programming.
MAWSECO is an agency of seven-member school districts (Annandale, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Litchfield, Maple Lake and Rockford) that have joined together to provide services in the area of special education. The mission of the Cooperative is to provide quality special education leadership, services, and support to its seven-member school districts’ staff, students and families as well as other agencies/districts that purchase its services. The MAWSECO central office is located in Howard Lake, MN which is west of the metro and south of St. Cloud.
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