Associate Educator - Adult Basic Ed - Bilingual Somali

Location
Minneapolis, MN, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 07, 2019
Ref
58453
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Job Title: Associate Educator - Adult Basic Ed - Bilingual Somali and Requisition ID number: 58453
Close Date: 11:59 PM on 02/15/2019
Organizational Unit: Adult Basic Education (10000002)
Site: 800 West Broadway (0006)
FTE: 1.00; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Union: ESP(28)
Functional Area: Paraprofessional

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Adult Education Associate Educator
Bilingual Somali

Location: North Campus (800 West Broadway)
Schedule: M/W: 8:30-4:30, T/Th: 8:30-1:30 & 4:30-9:30, F: 8:30-2:30 (MWF - full days, T/Th morn/eve splits shifts)

Function: Facilitate student registration and bilingual services in Adult Education program. Responsible for providing excellent customer service, learner registration, assessment, scheduling, data entry, and maintenance of accurate program and student records.

Reports to: Assigned Adult Education Site Supervisor; Works closely with all site staff including coordinators, managers and teachers.

Essential Responsibilities: The Bilingual AE is essential in helping to create and sustain a positive learning and teaching environment by having a daily and highly visible presence with students in their assigned buildings.

Student Support
  • Provide outstanding customer service to the public and answer program questions via phone, email and in person.
  • Be aware of multiple cultural norms and use that information as a way to demonstrate respect and to maintain a welcoming environment for program participants and visitors.
  • Schedule registration, testing appointments and follow-up for new and returning learners.
  • Conduct interviews with new or returning learners to collect demographic information, develop Personal Education Plans, provide initial testing using the CASAS or TABE, clearly communicate program Policy and Procedures Contracts and enter information into the SID data system.
  • Schedule students for orientation class (as available) and appropriate classes based on assessments and instructor recommendations.
  • Follow-up with learners who are not regularly attending class and record this information in the data system. Exit learners per program protocols.
  • Complete learner school attendance verification forms required by MFIP and other social services.
  • Document learner concerns and assist in solving problems. Share documentation with Site Supervisor.
  • Up to two hours weekly will be invested in visiting classrooms to increase employee's understanding of AE students' experience. Half of this time can be used to "volunteer" in a specific class as teacher needs.

Staff and Administrative Support
  • Follow approved testing protocols to assure test scores are valid and assessment practices are in compliance.
  • Serve as an interpreter for non-English or limited English speaking students and assist in the translation of materials.
  • Meet with learners who are not in compliance with program policies to discuss expectations.
  • Possess strong technology skills to deliver school programming and services to students.
  • Be proficient in creating, organizing and maintaining classroom and office records.
  • Monitor attendance data for accuracy.
  • Run reports to determine classroom capacity. Once approved by site supervisor, schedule students as space is available to assure the program remains at capacity.
  • Participate in meetings with registration staff colleagues and site supervisors to plan work, address challenges and improve processes.
  • Work with site supervisors to anticipate issues, solve problems, and work toward program and participant goals.
  • Provide correlations and competency charts for teachers to demonstrate the skills of learners in their classes.
  • Participate as a GED Alternate Testing Examiner as needed.

General Daily Duties
  • Promote and model successful school culture and atmosphere.
  • Assist with Welcome Desk, building security, safety and emergency issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Classroom Support : Assist licensed staff in classrooms to maintain a positive learning environment and reinforce classroom learning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
One of the following:
  • Associate's degree or higher in Education or closely related area
  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits from an accredited institution
  • A passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment 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 (2) years of professional experience working with older children or adult learners.

Bilingual in Somali and English

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
First Aid, CPR, AED and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required.

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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