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Special Education Paraprofessional - Red Lake School District ISD#38


September 8, 2021

Special Education Paraprofessional Red Lake School District ISD#38

P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671


Internal and External Posting: 09/07/2021; until filled

Position Description: Special Education Paraprofessional (Multiple Positions)

Supervisor: Assigned Special Education Instructor & Building Principal

Bargaining Group: Minnesota School Employees Associate (MSEA)

Terms: Full Time – 9-month employee

Position Overview: Provide educational assistance to students with disabilities

Major Position Duties:


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Major Position Duties:

• When assigned to an individual student, the paraprofessional is responsible for implementing the student's IEP goals and objectives under the direct supervision of the directing teacher.

• When assigned to a general or special education class, the paraprofessional is responsible for assisting a group of students under the direct supervision of the directing teacher.

• Student assistance shall include:

a. Tutoring and daily lesson support/help

b. Managing student behavior; maintaining student behavior point sheets; writing discipline referrals; managing student timeouts; engaging in restrictive procedures in emergency situations

c. Assisting students in both indoor and outdoor activities, play, and sports

d. Escorting students to and from classrooms to other locations

e. Providing personal cares, which may include

Qualifications / Requirements:

• Associates Degree, 64 College Credits, -or- Passing Score on Para-Pro Exam

• CPI, First Aid, and CPR Training –or- Completion of Required Trainings within 90-Days of Hire

• Previous experience working with students with special needs

• Ability to Consistently Demonstrate the Following Skills:

o Confidentiality

o Good communication skills

o Basic computer skills

o Strong organizational skills

o Cooperative attitude

o Willingness to assist where needed

o Ability to establish good working relationships with peers, supervisors, and students

• Paraprofessional demonstrates skills, knowledge, and abilities to competently perform all aspects of the job

• Paraprofessional works independently and demonstrates capability as a self-starter

• Paraprofessional utilizes appropriate resources to accomplish assigned tasks

• Paraprofessional's work shows appropriate care and attention to detail

• Paraprofessional shows continual improvement in his/her work

• Paraprofessional shows a willingness to assist others

• Paraprofessional shows dedication

toileting/diapering and clean-up, showering, feeding, meal prep, and other individualized personal cares as needed

f. Cuing students in the use of social skills, communication skills, behavioral skills, and/or academic skills

g. Keeping students focused on and engaged in activities and curriculum

h. Conduct data collection and data recording activities necessary to support student progress monitoring

i. As directed by the case manager: Contacting parents for meetings; Mailing correspondence; Making arrangements for field trips

• Other responsibilities:

a. Prompt daily attendance at school

b. Reinforcing the importance of students' daily attendance at school

c. Providing supervision at lunch, recess, and bus loading/drop-off times

d. Assisting with the organization, correction, and filing of student work

e. Attending student IEP meetings

• Other duties as assigned.

to work, is dependable and reliable, and adheres to directives from directing teacher and supervisor(s)

• Paraprofessional shows adaptability to changes in the work environment or schedule and shows the ability to handle multiple tasks and demands

• Student services are implemented as directed

• Students in paraprofessional's care remain safe and engaged in instructional opportunities while making progress toward established IEP goals and objectives

To apply, send complete District Application, Cover Letter, Resume, and Credentials to:

Human Resources Coordinator

Red Lake School District #38

PO Box 499

Red Lake, MN 56671.

*Per School Board Policy, Veterans Preference and Native American Preference apply to this position


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