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Job Title: Associate Educator - Classroom Support - Folwell (PreK-5)
and Requisition ID number: 83586
Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled
Organizational Unit: Folwell Elementary (10000087)
Site: Folwell (0304)
FTE: 87.50 FTE; 35 hours/week (41 weeks)
; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Functional Area: Paraprofessional
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Two Associate Educator Classroom positions. One will be responsible for testing coordination. SUMMARY
Under general supervision, assists students in school classrooms with educational programs and assignments, provides assistance to Teachers as directed, and assists students with after-school and special education programs, and special events.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
-- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilitiesmay
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assists students with educational programs and special assignments;performs dutieswithin scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies, and theStandards 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.
- Classroom Support : Assist licensed staff in classrooms to maintain a positive learning environment and reinforce classroom learning.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Completion of 90 quarter/60 semester college credits
A passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment AND a high school diploma/GED certificate (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro);
Two (2) years of professional experienceworking with children; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.
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.