Special Education (DCD-SP) Paraprofessional - Temporary
Rochester Public Schools - Rochester, MN

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WORK DAY/YEAR: 6 hours per day; Approximately 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.


SALARY: Minimum $13.32 per hour

This is position is temporary

Job Summary:
  • Assist students with special needs under the direction of the teacher.
  • Performs tasks within the level of responsibility of position as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Minimum requirement of 48 college semester credits or a two-year degree or completion of the Para Pro test. Please include transcript(s) with application. The passing score for the Para Pro Assessment in Minnesota is 460. Please visit www.ets.org for more information about the Para Pro test.
  • Ability to assist Autistic students with curriculum.
  • Experience with behavior management strategies.
  • Data collection
  • Capable of responding to occasional physical behavior.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as a cooperative team member.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Regular, on-time attendance is required.
  • Physical requirement: must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Stooping and bending required.
  • Willing to be trained in crisis prevention techniques and physical intervention.

    Required Dispositions:
    In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include:
  • Believes that all students can attain high levels of learning.
  • Takes responsibility for the learning of our students and his/her own performance.
  • Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all students.
  • Applies the principles of Efficacy, SDIS, and Language through the use of quality tools and processes.
  • Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
  • Won't shy away from today's educational challenges.
  • Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
  • Has a proven track record of success.
  • Works with great integrity.
  • Working with students who have behavioral challenges.

    Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions
    Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

    District Information:
    Rochester Public Schools has the seventh largest enrollment in Minnesota with 16,300 K-12 students with a District goal to diversify its workforce. The student population mirrors the growing diversity of the community with a minority student population of 27.37 percent. Rochester, Minnesota, a city of 100,000, has been twice voted "The Best Place to Live in America" by Money magazine. It is the home to the Mayo Clinic and IBM and draws residents and visitors from around the world.

    Application Procedure:
    Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at www.applitrack.com/rochester/onlineapp .

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