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SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT (SEPA)

Code Number
Posting #28110
Title
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT (SEPA)
Location
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Faribault MN
Description
This position is open for bid and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. This job is FIRST open to employees of this agency who are in the Special Education Program Assistant (SEPA) classification and are eligible to bid for this job. The vacancy will be filled with eligible bidders first. Other qualified applicants will be considered after the list of qualified bidders has been exhausted.
THIS IS A 10-MONTH PER YEAR POSITION - SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR
This is a 36.5 hour/week position. The incumbent in this position provides paraprofessional academic classroom instruction or student management aide support at the Minnesota State Academies. Contributes to the design and delivery of academic instructional programs for deaf/hard of hearing students. Provides educational instruction and use a variety of techniques to encourage appropriate behaviors. Perform related work as required.
Benefits
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays each year.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of study at an institution of higher education OR an Associate's degree OR successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment.
AND
A minimum of one year of experience performing teaching assistant-related duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of the deaf/hearing impaired population sufficient to understand their instructional needs.
* Ability to read and write English sufficient to understand written policies and procedures and education plans and to maintain records and documentation.
* Human relations skills sufficient to establish rapport with and provide instruction to students.

Positions at the State Academy for the Deaf require signing skills. Candidates will be assessed for signing skills prior to hire.
Must be able to walk/stand for at least eight hours and lift up to 50 pounds with assistance.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to function as an intervener for deaf/blind students
Advanced ASL Skills

Additional Requirements
**Must successfully pass a criminal background check**
**Employees driving on MSA business who use a rental or state vehicle must be required to conform to the Minnesota State Academies vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records Check
Start Date
11/9/2018
Salary
$17.64 - $24.42/hourly
Contact Kerry Vigesaa
Phone: 507-384-6604
Fax: 507-333-2095
kerry.vigesaa@msa.state.mn.us
615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault, MN 55021-53