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Special Education Assistant Pool - Harrison 2019-2020

Company name
Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Posted on
Sep 01,2019

Valid Through
Dec 15,2019

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Job Title: Special Education Assistant Pool - Harrison (2019-2020)  and Requisition ID number: 58710

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Harrison Education Center (10000034) 

Site:  Harrison Education Center (0382) 

FTE:  87.50 FTE - 35 hrs/wk; 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)


**All Applicants Please Note:  This posting serves to collect an applicant pool for both current and anticipated future SEA vacancies at Transition Plus.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by someone from the hiring team when there are positions available.** 



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.



Special Program for Adolescent Needs (SPAN)

Serve students in middle and high school who require special education services for 60-100% of their day and focus on social, emotional/behavioral development. The classrooms are highly structured with frequent positive feedback while providing standards-based academic instruction. Students have the opportunity to participate in general education classes that are appropriate for their age and skill level.



*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. *Encouraged to work additional hours as bus aide


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.



*Completion of 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits in Education, Child Development, Behavioral Sciences or educational area related to position assignment


*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


*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.


Associate's degree in Education or a related field.

Experience in working with individuals with disabilities



First Aid/CPR/AED, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training, and Special Education Orientation is required within one year.



A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, and working with special needs children. Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds. Eligibility for position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.




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


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.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Harrison Education Center (10000034)  | Harrison Education Center (0382)  | Paraprofessional


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