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Intervener - Transition Plus (2017-2018)
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: Intervener - Transition Plus (2017-2018) and Requisition ID number: 50104

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 06/21/2017

Organizational Unit: Transition Plus (10000102)

Site: Transition Plus (0380)

FTE: .75 fte; 41 weeks; 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.


About Transition Plus

Mission Statement

The mission of Transition Plus is to provide services to students with educational disabilities and transition needs in post-secondary education and training, employment,

and independent living to promote a successful transition from high school to adult life.

Our Vision

To provide experience and learning that will assist students to have meaningful, satisfying work and home lives as family members, employees and citizens.

We provide students:

Access to an environment of achievement to assist students in gaining skills and confidence.

A positive school climate characterized by safety, compassion and the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

A structure of support and partnerships with our community, students, and families

A professional and highly qualified group of caring individuals who have a passion for learning and sharing.

We offer:

Continued support after high school for 18-21 year olds

Many hands-on opportunities

Extensive learning & training in the community

Additional resources available for individual needs

Support for growth and maturity of each student

Job Summary:

This position under general supervision will provide critical connections for Deaf/Blind students and other people and the environment. Open channels of communication will be a strong component established between the child and others, providing access to information and facilitating opportunities for learning and development.

This position is responsible for providing access to visual and auditory information to Deaf/Blind students, participating in student's IEP and following communication plan as described in IEP. Ability to understand sensory functions, communication, learning style and behavior of student and integrate with teacher instruction and other education specialists is a necessity. Capacity to evaluate, modify and implement educational materials that support student needs and progress is important.

Education Required:

Associate's Degree in Education or a closely related field and two years of work experience as a paraprofessional for special needs students or as a personal care assistant. Certificate of Intervener training by the MN Department of Education is required within one year from hire date.

Experience Required:

* Proactive philosophy of intervention and support to students with vision or hearing loss;

* established methods and techniques to assist students in reading, writing and mathematics;

* development of strategies to develop positive interactions with others, student behavior and learning skills, and creation of self-determination and independence;

* familiarity with classroom policies, procedures and processes;

* and effective communication and collaborative skills with colleagues, staff and community.


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: | 12:01 AM On 06/21/2017 | Transition Plus (10000102) | Transition Plus (0380) | Paraprofessional

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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