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:: Associate Educator - Instructional Support ::

Department:
Bancroft Elementary

Position Code:
30023850 - Associate Educator - Instructional Support

Work Hours:
30 hrs/wk for 41wks

Application Deadline:
01/16/2013

Position Description:

FUNCTION:

With minimal supervision, collaborates with licensed school personnel to support the District’s student achievement goals and discipline and behavior policies and assists teachers in accordance with The Standards of Effective Instructional Support for Educational Assistants.  Independently implements a variety of student, family, community services and educational programs in support of district cultural diversity goals.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Building Principal

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits, and/or AA degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences; or area related to position assignment.
  • Two (2) years experience working in the Minneapolis Schools or comparable educational setting.
  • Ability to effectively meet school, student, and program needs as demonstrated by:
  • One letter of recommendation from a principal or program coordinator AND
  • One letter from a current supervisor (teacher, coordinator, etc); or recommendation from a colleague with whom the applicant has worked.
  • Passing an interview screening conducted by Educational Assistants, teachers, and principals.
  • Attend mandatory Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and Documentation trainings within one year of being hired for the position and maintain a current expiration date on the CPI card by taking Refresher class annually.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of related educational programs and the school community.
  • Training and experience in the use of computers and other technology equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks under minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives and in collaborating with school personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential:

  • Implement and maintain school programs and student services in some or all of the following areas:  transportation, curriculum development and implementation, computer learning, media/technology assistant to staff and students, extended week or year activities, job training, mentoring colleagues, or other programs.
  • Act as a liaison between the students, family, community, and the school.
  • Participate in, provide information to, and/or facilitate staff team meetings related to school programs and student services.
  • Act as a resource to provide knowledge of services and program objectives to staff, departments, and the community.
  • Involved in planning, coordinating, and developing school programs and student services.
  • Conduct evaluations and provide information related to program assessment used to measure program effectiveness.
  • Use technology skills to organize and deliver school programs and student services.
  • Meets District’s standards for employee performance and attendance.

Additional:

  • Participate in staff development/professional growth activities relevant to position, responsibilities and School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Professional Development Plan (PDP).
  • Perform related duties as assigned/requested.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.

 SALARY: Local 59 ESP $17.94/hr

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:   Bancroft School @ 612-668-3550

 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 sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on employment). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested. Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

 Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. This position closes on midnight on the posted deadline date.