Job Coach

North St. Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale Schools • Saint Paul, MN 55109

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Paraprofessional

  • Date Posted:
    5/14/2019

  • Location:
    Next Step Transition Program

  •    Internal consideration given until 3:30 pm on 5/20/2019

    Position: District Job Coach
    Work Schedule: 7:45-2:15, 6 hr/day, 5 days/week, student contact days
    Start Date: 9/3/19
    Pay: $15.32 - $17.79 per hour (starting is $15.32 - $16.80 per hour)
    Benefits: Benefits available per the Paraprofessional labor agreement which can be found online at: https://www.isd622.org/Page/310
    Position Description: Job Coach wil be working off-site at the Project SEARCH Classroom in the State of Minnesota Government Center

    Required Qualifications:
    • A high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
      • An AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree, or
      • Two years of post-secondary coursework (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) from an accredited institution of higher education which are applicable toward a bachelors degree, or
      • Passing score of 460 (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment. (For more information on the ParaPro Assessment, contact Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or www.ets.org/parapro )
    • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds and restrain students in emergency situations
    • Clean driving record and successful completion of District Transportation Training
    • Ability to drive in district vehicle as part of daily schedule
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to work without direct supervision
    • Must be able to work with all student disability areas in school- and community-based settings
    • Ability to implement behavior intervention plans
    • Ability to use basic technology with minimal supports, including tablets or laptops for off-site data collection
    • Ability to gather and maintain accurate program and student data
    • Completion of any required training necessary for the position.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelors degree or equivalent (preferably in Education)
    • Experience working as a job coach or employment support worker
    • Education assistant/paraprofessional or teaching experience
    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, specifically teens and young adults
    • Experience and/or training in behavior management
    Responsibilties:
    • Independently supervise the learning of students on community-based worksites per direction of the work coordinator
    • Support the learning of students in the area of general workplace skills, including communication
    • Act as liaison between employer and district work coordinator
    • Provide assistance to the work coordinator by performing such duties as:
      • Implementing Work Based Learning Training Plans and assisting with the adaptation/modification of the work environment as directed by the work coordinator
      • Preparing worksite schedules
      • Organizing support materials for assigned students
      • Assisting with classroom activities while in the school setting
      • Evaluating the performance of students on school- and community-based worksites - not sure if we need this here, as it is also down below??
    • Assist educational staff in performing duties to meet the specific needs of students including, but not limited to:
      • Redirecting inappropriate behaviors of students in classrooms and on worksites
      • Assisting in the physical movement of students
      • Assisting students with personal care needs, as needed, including emergency medication administration, toileting
      • Driving students to and from community or district-based worksites
    • Promote a safe and productive learning environment for students, ensuring that student needs are met by communicating with other staff about student needs
    • Monitor and document the educational progress of students by performing evaluations of student progress and needs
    • Record data pertaining to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
    • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and the educational setting at all times
    • Other related duties as assigned


    ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.


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