Education Assistant
Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District - White Bear Lake, MN

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Date Posted:
November 29, 2012

Position Title:
Education Assistant

Valley Crossing Community School

Hours Per Day:

Hourly Rate:
Starting at $13.35/hr

Job Summary


Under direct supervision, performs duties that are instructional in nature or may deliver direct services to students in the classroom and/or community (educational environment). Serves in a position for which a teacher, mental health worker or another licensed professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. May provide specialized assistance for students with special needs. This job performs its role within District policy and State/Federal laws.

Duties and Responsibilities


Assists licensed staff with classroom instruction, individual education plan (IEP) and/or individual behavior plan (IBP) goals by working with small groups of students or an individual student.

Assists licensed staff in the implementation of classroom management and behavioral interventions, creating an environment that is appropriate for learning. This includes reinforcing positive behavior, utilizing de-escalation techniques and re-directing inappropriate behavior.

Assists licensed staff with the planning, preparation and implementation of differentiated instructions for individual students and groups. Prepares and organizes learning materials.

Assists licensed staff in the preparation of paperwork for student record keeping. Collects and enters data for progress reports, special education reports and other documents with accuracy, and is consistent with prevailing documentation standards and student’s plan and goals.

Supervises and monitors students at all times including bus loading, unloading, recess and lunch.

Support (as needed) of a student’s physical care (dressing, feeding, other daily life skills).

Data collection of student behavior (e.g., self-control, cooperation) and performance ensuring documentation is accurate and tracks to IEP.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Skills


High School Diploma or GED; 1 to 3 years work experience with school children and/or special needs population; basic computer skills and email; proficient in core subject areas; able to manage behaviors and intervene in crisis situations; good oral, written and interpersonal communication; ability to create collaborative and positive relationships.

Ability to pass pre-placement physical exam; ability to lift, physically contain and withstand unpredictable pushing or pulling by students up to adult size; ability to move quickly to avoid unpredictable physical interactions


District Special Education Profile


Special Education programs and services in Northeast Metro 916 are central to the Intermediate District’s mission and fully integrated in its structure and decision-making processes. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing disabilities, and learning disabilities.

Our highly structured, safe learning environments share these characteristics:

Classrooms of 4-10 students supported by 1-4 trained education assistants.

Behavior management support, on-site mental health professionals, due process and curriculum support staff.

In-house collaborative teams can include: audiologists, behavior specialists, deaf/blind specialists and interveners, autism specialists, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, education assistants, health specialists, occupational therapists and assistants, physical/other health disabilities teachers, physical therapists and assistants, school psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, speech/language pathologists, and sign language interpreters.

Equal Opportunity Employer