Associate Educator - Bilingual Spanish High Five - Nellie Stone (2021 - 2022)

Location
Minneapolis, MN, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 14, 2021
Ref
75247
Grade Level
High School
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Job Title: Associate Educator - Bilingual Spanish High Five - Nellie Stone (2021 - 2022)and Requisition ID number: 75247
Close Date:11:59 PM on 07/06/2021
Organizational Unit: Nellie Stone Johnson (10000074)
Site: Nellie Stone Johnson (0288)
FTE: .875 FTE / 35 Hours Per 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.

Bilingual Spanish

SUMMARY
High Five: Assist licensed staff in the High Five preschool program for children who turn four years old on or before September 1st and will start kindergarten the following fall maintaining a positive learning environment and reinforce classroom learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Assists students with educational programs and special assignments; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies, and the Standards of Effective Instructional Support for Educational Assistants; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Assists MPS teachers and staff to facilitate educational functions and other services to maintain a safe and productive learning environment; works with students to reinforce classroom learning and improve personal skills; assists teachers with managing classroom, materials and student behavior.
  • Assists students in learning processes; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual instruction, encourages socialization and good communications.
  • Administers a variety of school programs, student services, community services, special assignments, and educational programs in support of MPS goals; including MPS program outreach & marketing, grant program oversight, bi-lingual & hearing-impaired translator/interpreter, student testing, after- school activities, recreation programs, media & technology, security, student behavior support, community relations, transportation, mentoring & tutoring, volunteers, attendance & truancy, English Language Learning, vocational training, accounting & budgets, and special events.
  • Monitors and supervises student activities; promotes respect, supports diversity, explains social norms and disciplinary consequences, de-escalates personal confrontations, and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.
  • Assists students to achieve learning objectives with individual assistance and small group sessions.
  • Monitors assigned students, and records data for academic and behavioral assessments; maintains files, and keeps records of student progress and activities; assures all required written reports are completed and submitted on a daily basis.
  • Reports learning problems, behavioral issues, and other concerns to supervisor or Principal.
  • Communicates with parents, students and staff to convey pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality of personal information.
  • Provides general office and administrative support for assigned program.
  • Provides customer service to parents and guardians, answers questions, and explains school rules.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

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 children.

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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