School District #001 Special Education Assistant - Jenny Lind PK-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position. Job Title: Special Education Assistant - Jenny Lind PK-5 and Requisition ID number: 58105 Close Date: 11:59 PM on 12/13/2018 Organizational Unit: Jenny Lind (10000050) Site: Jenny Lind (0151) FTE: 75.63FTE; 30.25 hours/week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time Union: ESP(28) Functional Area: Paraprofessional Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position. **************************************************************************************** Following July 15th, current MPS Special Education Assistants are ineligible for voluntary transfers within their job title through the end of the school year. The SEA transfer process for the following school year will reopen in early spring. (MFT #59 Contract Article 20.3) DISABILITY FOCUS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Highly structured, individualized programming; intensive communication and language training; social skills training; use of natural environments for instruction; positive behavioral programming; and inclusion with mainstream peers and activities. SUMMARY Under general supervision, provides a variety of services to assist students with special needs in a learning environment; assists MPS staff to develop and implement appropriate individualization lessons and activities for students with disabilities; helps students to meet their therapy and education goals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Provide support services to children with moderate to severe disabilities and Assist MPS staff to facilitate educational functions and other services that maintains a safe and productive learning environment, sensitive to the needs and legal rights of Special Education students; work with students to improve personal skills and reinforce classroom learning. * Assist students in learning processes through reinforcement of positive behavior, individual instruction, socialization and good communications. * Monitor student activities, promote respect, explain social norms and disciplinary consequences, de-escalate personal confrontations. * Maintain behavior documentation, written observations and anecdotal information files for Support and Advocacy for Independent Living Program (SAIL), Individualized Education Program (IEP), and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). * Monitor work, correct papers and transition students for medications, meals, buses and classes. * Attend to and provide for students' daily hygiene, personal and health related cares, as directed by licensed staff. Assist students in community, recreational, school and vocational training. Provide assistance to students in classrooms and after-school programs. CLASS DESIGNATIONS Intervention SEA: Provide support in the least restrictive environment so students are successful in resource settings; ensure behavior support plans are being implemented with fidelity for students in special education resource settings. Personal transportation is required as position may vary. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences or educational area related to position assignment OR A passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessessment AND either a high school diploma or a GED certificate (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro) AND Two years of experience working with children. Additional education or training may substitute for experience, at the discretion of Human Resources. Related experience may also be considered, at the discretion of Human Resources. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Associate's degree in Education or a related field. Experience in working with individuals with disabilities LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS First Aid/CPR/AED, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)