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This position is a Special Education Paraprofessional at Westwood Middle and Intermediate Schools, helping to support students with Developmental Cognitive Disorders in grades 5-8.
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to…
under the supervision of a Special Education teacher, implementing behaviors plans customized and personalized for students to reinforce preferred behavior;
performing general data collection tasks for the purpose of progress monitoring student success;
having the ability and passion to work with students with emotional/behavior issues is essential;
working comfortably with students in individual, small group, and large group environments, in both general and special education settings;
working effectively with an interdisciplinary team, while having the ability to work independently;
working with school staff to provide behavior support to students in collaboration with teachers; and
participating in, and providing information for, team meetings related to student success and next actions.
Necessary qualifications include...
completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits, and/or AA degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences; or area related to position assignment, or passing score on the ParaPro Assessment AND either a high school diploma or a GED certificate. The ParaPro Assessment is available in the Human Resources Office; please contact us with questions at 763-600-5010;
training and experience in the use of computers and other technology equipment;
ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks, under minimal supervision; and
demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives, and in collaborating with school personnel.
There are physical demands to this position, including...
ability to lift 40 pounds;
frequent bending and/or twisting; and
possibly physically restraining students
Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions listed above.
Per the paraprofessional salary schedule.
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.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please contact Cyndi Steinke, Management Assistant - Student Services and Special Education, at [email protected] or 763-600-5081.
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