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Adolescent Education Assistant

Home Careers Adolescent Education Assistant
Submitted: February 12
Closing: May 30


Maiya Yang
HR Manager

Phone: 6513052780

Location Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Categories Non-Licensed
Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Not Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

Job Description

Title: Adolescent Special Education - Education Assistant
Level: Adolescent (grades 7 - 9 / 10 - 12)
Classification:1.0 full-time
Reports to: Assistant Special Education Director, Special Education Systems Manager, Special Education Guide (Case Manager)

General Job Description:
The position is to work collaboratively within the Special Education Department and greater GRS community to support student development. This is an opportunity to serve a community of students and families and to complement and support the mission of the school. Great River School is committed to Montessori and International Baccalaureate pedagogy and has an excellent reputation as a Public Montessori Charter School. The role of the Special Education Educational Assistant is to further our mission to provide a quality Montessori / IB education through inspiring learning environments and strong relationships based on respect for the gifts of each student.

Areas of responsibility and Concomitant Tasks: Duties outlined below are intended as “representative” examples of the level of responsibility of this position and may include other tasks of a similar nature.

General Responsibilities:
Exhibit reverence, belief, and trust in each student
Work to support and guide each student towards realization of their unique potential
Ensure respect and safety for every student within the community
Ensure respect for and provide for individual learning differences
Model professional integrity
Work in collaboration with colleagues in service of the students
Actively participate in major classroom outings, trips and key experiences.
Uphold all federal and state laws in accordance with best practices.
Responsibility for regular observations of students
Responsibility for regular communication with Special Education Guides regarding challenges and successes in work choices, interactions with others and their commitment to the community.
Assist with reinforcing learning materials and skills based in a sympathetic understanding of individual needs, interests and abilities
Reinforce positive student behavior
Ability to work with students having emotional, physical and mental health needs
Participate in regular meetings and in-service trainings
Ability to follow directions and work independently
Ability to work with students one-on-one, in groups and in the general education setting
Contribute to their fair share of the operational needs of the school
May be required to attend Montessori courses or courses that assist in observed areas of professional growth
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or District Special Education Coordinator


Minimum Qualifications:
Two or more years of post secondary education
Two or more years working with adolescent aged students
Commitment to Great River School’s mission and vision
Pass background check

Preferred Qualifications:
Four year degree or higher in the field of education (or related field)
Knowledge of or prior experience with learning and behavior management techniques
Ability to life up to 50lbs (and/or up to adult size body weight with two or three person lifts)
Proficient in filing, word processing, photocopying, spreadsheets and other computer programs
Proficient in high school / college level math, science, reading and research skills
Experience working in a Montessori Adolescent school setting
First Aid, CPR, AED, CPI training
Wilderness First Aid training
Ability to participate in week long overnight Key Experiences with students
Experience with, but not limited to:
Great River School provides

Institution Description

Great River School is a public Montessori institution servicing students ages 6 through 18. Our community is committed to an engaging environment which prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens of the world. Our vision is world peace through education. We specifically seek to deconstruct systems of bias and oppression that interrupt relationships and access to education. We welcome applications from all backgrounds - racial justice, gender inclusion, and accessibility of education is central to our core values as a school community.

Application Instructions/Comments

Great River School provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Great River School will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until successful candidate(s) are hired. Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional letters of reference (email of application materials is preferred) to:

Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

To apply for this job, please contact the person listed.

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