Special Education Assistant - Edison

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Job Title: Special Education Assistant - Edison and Requisition ID number: 55841

Site: Edison (0352)

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 03/16/2018

Full/Part Time: .81 FTE; 32.5 hrs/wk; 41 wks/yr; 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.



Disability Focus:

  • Autism

Class Designation:

Intervention - Provide support in the least restrictive environment so that students can be successful in resource settings; ensure that behavior support plans are being implemented with fidelity for students in special education resource settings. Personal transportation is required as position may move from site to site.

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)


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.


* 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.


Associate’s Degree in education or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of paid experience working with children; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. Associate’s Degree in Education or Child Development is preferred.


First Aid/CPR/AED, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training, and Special Education Core and Disability training 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 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: | 12:01 AM On 03/16/2018 | Edison High (10000023) | Edison (0352) | Paraprofessional

Minneapolis Public Schools
Full time
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401, US