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About Spring Lake Park Schools
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose — “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.
Spring Lake Park Schools is known for creating a culture of innovation, creativity and design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom and flexibility to try something different.
A 0.8-1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Education Teaching position servicing students and their families ages Birth-5, primary as a case manager providing specialized instructions to the students on IEPs in the inclusive classroom throughout Spring Lake Park Community based preschool programs. In addition, case managing due process evaluations for new students referred to ECSE through a variety of screening sources.
The successful candidate will be an individual who …
… firmly believes:
- all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
- in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
- in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
- in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success.
Duties include, but are not limited to…
- working with the Early Intervention team providing services for students and their families ages 3-5, using an itinerant service model in embedding specialized instruction to classroom routine.
- consulting with teachers and parents regarding motor activities, social-emotional development, self-help skills, cognitive skills, and sensory processing;
- maintaining close communication with parents and the early intervention team concerning student performance;
- maintaining accurate records, within Due Process compliance procedures, of students evaluated and served; including assessment results, progress and reports.
- making modifications and adaptations in preschool environments for students in IEPs have access to the general education curriculum
- participating in designated team meetings, Individual Education Plan meetings, and periodic reviews involved with assessment, programming, and evaluation decisions.
- scheduling early intervention, evaluation and service appointments; and
screening and evaluating students who have been referred to early intervention using standardized and criterion referenced tools.
- supervising and collaborating with paraprofessionals, so systems of modifying and adapting environments can be implemented for students on IEPs.
Knowledge and Skills:
Desired previous experience/knowledge includes the ability to...
- communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form;
- read and interpret documents such as professional assessments;
- make decisions regarding eligibility for and dismissal from special services;
- score and interpret score on standardized tests;
- function as a member of a professional team; and
- provide consultation services to parents and at times teachers to effectively serve students.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force, and/or negligible of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Valid Minnesota Teaching License in Early Childhood Special Education, or eligibility
Highly competitive compensation and benefits package avaialble
District Application Guidelines
Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified candidates will be interviewed until the position is filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.
With inquiries, please contact Cyndi Steinke, Management Assistant for Student Support Services, at [email protected] or 763.600.5081.
Equity is one of Spring Lake Park Schools' core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.
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