TYPE OF POSITION: Hourly Hours may vary based on program needs REPORTS TO: Building Principals, immediate supervisor SUPERVISION: None QUALIFICATIONS: Required - High School Diploma or G.E.D. Diploma - Knowledge and competency in computer operation with Macintosh and/or Windows - Highly Qualified status - HQ status as defined by one of the following standards: - 60 semester college credits with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher - ParaPro exam (passing score of 460 or higher, http://www.ets.org ) - Portfolio (Para elink completion of modules with accompanying portfolio documenting competencies, http://ici.umn.edu/elink/index.html ) Preferred - Similar job related experience - Bilingual POSITION SUMMARY: This class is the third level in the four level Paraprofessional group. Paraprofessionals within this level include EL/ESL, Instructional, Media, and Special Education Paraprofessionals. Paraprofessionals provide assistance to licensed staff throughout the learning environment and, under the direction of the building administrator and/or licensed staff, the paraprofessionals in this level are responsible for assisting students with one-on-one and group defined instructional activities, supporting student needs in preparing their lessons for all subject areas and assisting and supervising students during instructional and non-instructional activities. Paraprofessionals in this level also maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions, assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences. Paraprofessionals in this level may also provide administrative support by performing record keeping and clerical functions supporting the building administrator and/or licensed staff and assist the building administrator and/or licensed staff with educational materials or procedures, cataloging, preparing and/or inventorying materials and supplies. SALARY: $15.95/hr (starting salary for new hires) APPLICATION PROCESS: Online application, www.isd742.org , attach documentation supporting HQ status PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Maintain accurate records - Communicate with families and public - Contribute to the school and district - Grow and develop professionally - Show professionalism - Maintain Confidentiality KNOWLEDGE: - Modern office procedures, methods and equipment - Basic principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility - Basic data collection and documentation skills - English language, grammar, and punctuation - Basic computer knowledge SKILLS: - Using computers and related software applications - Operating modern office equipment - Compiling and organizing data and information - Receiving and processing a variety of documents and information - Proofreading typed materials and documents - Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, students, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction ESSENTIAL DUTIES: All paraprofessionals in this class are responsible for - Supervise students and assist during instructional and non-instructional activities - Maintain awareness and observe student’s activities/actions assessing behavior including communicating rules, expectations and consequences - Promotes the mission and values of the School District - Assists in the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment - Adhere to federal, state and district student data confidentiality and privacy laws - Observe, monitor, and communicate student progress to teachers - Other duties as assigned Media Paraprofessional : The Media Paraprofessional is responsible to use, maintain, and trouble shoot instructional technology; responsible to assist in the operation and maintenance of the media center; responsible to assist in facilitating instructional activities for students and staff. Perform duties deemed appropriate by the media specialist and/or unit administrator. - Work with licensed staff and assist instruction by providing instructional technology support - Assist in the facilitation of projects for faculty, staff, and students - Facilitate a positive learning environment in the computer and media center - Supervise students and volunteers as they utilize the computer lab and/or media center - Assist in the facilitation of computer based testing - Serve as resource provider to students and staff regarding materials and technological equipment - Assist licensed staff in support of training for staff and students in the utilization of using technology and related applications - Troubleshoot technology and act as a liaison for maintenance with Media Services - Organize and maintain software, files, and circulation; acquire and process requested materials; maintain circulation system and keep an accurate inventory of all materials and equipment - Set up, operate and troubleshoot computer systems and act as a liaison for maintenance with Media Services via the Media Specialist - Promote appropriate district rules, policies and procedures; monitor students in the utilization of software and Internet PHYSICAL FACTORS: - The ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time; may be exposed to adverse weather - Frequent: walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing - Light Work: exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment. Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement. Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.
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