Minnesota New Country School
Special Education Paraprofessional
Reports to: Personnel team, Special Services Chair
Supervised by: Indirect supervision by the Special Education Director
Responsible to: EdVisions Co-op, MNCS Board of Directors
Terms of Employment: To be established by Personnel Team and Board of Directors annually.
Evaluation: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the special education team and reviewed by personnel team in accordance with board policy.
Compensation: Reviewed and established annually by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors
The Special Education Paraprofessional supports the district instructional program for students and each student’s educational goals as established in the Special Education Individual Education Plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(Other duties may be assigned)
- Consults with the appropriate school personnel (Special Education Advisor) who are directly responsible for the implementation of the IEP for disabled students
- Acts as a liaison with general education advisors for the purpose of ensuring the implementation of the established IEP of an assigned
- Assists in the assessment of student progress on IEP goals for the purpose of special education progress reporting
- Assists certified staff in the implementation of the IEP in either the general or special education setting
- Provides thorough and timely reports, information, as
- Assists with record keeping, copying and filing
- Helps students monitor and follow individual work plans
- Attends proposal team, with students with whom instruction is provided (secondary positions)
- Documents behavior in accordance to district policy /IEP behavior plans
- Attend professional development seminars as recommended by Special Education staff
- Obtain current training in special education disability categories
- Maintain crisis intervention training certification
MNCS Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and carry out yearly professional development plan
- Follow direction of EdVisions Co-op and the MNCS Board of Directors
- Assist staff in chaperoning field trips, and outside PE/recess/archery, as needed.
- Serve on at least one additional site based committee
- Attend staff meetings and Special Service Team
Qualification and requirements:
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.
Education and experience:
2 year Degree preferred (AAS) or equivalent (60+ college credits) Three years outside experience
Certificates. Licenses, Registrations:
Para Professional Certification as required by the State of Minnesota
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff, and general
- Ability to apply concepts such as basic arithmetic calculations, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations that are directly related to the duties of this
- Ability to gather and graph/chart data related to student
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrates patience, respect, and understanding for
- Demonstrates a sense of professional
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Ability to perform duties in full compliance with special education district requirements and school board policy.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 pounds such as boxes of books and AV/ VCR carts. The employee may be required to complete crises intervention training for the physical restraint of students. The employee is directly responsible for safety,
well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities of the day. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. Duties may also include working with students in public settings.
The information contained in this job description Is for compliance with American with Disabilities Act (A. D. A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may also be assigned.
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