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ECare Paraprofessional (Emergency Care) – Woodbury Elementary School, Hybrid Model A/B Days – Temporary – South Washington County Schools – Cottage Grove, MN

Woodbury Elementary School


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  • Participation in Minnesota State retirement program. Can contribute to 403(b) and may be eligible for district match based on union contract.
  • Medical insurance benefits at 25 hours per week. Participation in High Deductible plan includes contribution to a VEBA per union contract. Click here for more details.
  • Position follows school calendar with the option to work in other summer paraprofessional positions if interested.

Base rate of pay is $15.75/hour. Eligible for an additional $.50 per hour once Highly Qualified status is achieved (2 or 4 year degree, OR 60 semester credits OR successful completion of the Para Pro which is offered by the district once a month).

Hours per day or per week: 1.25 hrs/day x Hybrid Model A/B Days

Available for Application November 6, 2020 until filled

Anticipated Dates: ASAP – End of Governor’s mandate or a change int he district learning model

Position start and end time: Flexible Hours. Candidate must work 1.25 hours between 9:45 am – 1:45 pm; candidate can choose between working 1.25 hours consecutively, or split the shift into a 30 (thirty) and a 45 (forty-five) shift. Position covers the breaks and lunch for an Essential Care Para.

Classification: Supervisory


This position is responsible for assisting South Washington County Schools and Community Education in providing instructional and supervisory support to students enrolled in the district Child Care programs. This position also is responsible to independently lead groups with implementing lesson plans, providing distance learning support, program set-up and prep work for activities, understand and implements all health and safety practices, participates in activities and develops positive relationships with children, staff, and parents within the program.


  • Independently and actively lead and participate in all program activities and in all program events for Essential Care including Kids Club as needed.
  • Promptly address any student needs, intervening with positive behavior intervention strategies and inform program leadership of any observations regarding difficulties in adjustment, learning, social interaction, behavior, and/or the physical functioning of individual children. All staff are expected to work with all students and meet the diverse needs of our students and families.
  • Support and maintain the health, safety and security of the children and other staff. Accountable for regular, timely and accurate attendance counts and continual monitoring of the environment to ensure safety, completing all necessary documentation and sanitizing.
  • Model appropriate behavior and implement program strategies to guide children in developing positive social relationships. Intervene, as appropriate.
  • Comply with district and program policies, procedures, and practices including but not limited to: emergency procedures, building orientation and practices, confidentiality, student vulnerability, reporting (including injuries, behavioral issues and suspected abuse or neglect), classroom management, health and safety practices and inclusion practices. Actively support reasonable accommodations as established by the program.
  • Prepare equipment and materials for activities and arrange the program areas as necessary. This includes set-up and clean-up of the supplies, equipment, and program areas, as well as the preparation and serving of meals and snacks. Notify program leadership about equipment that needs repair or replacement, or supplies needed for the program.
  • Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families, and staff. Follow the practices for mandated reporting.
  • Participate in staff development activities, and site and staff meetings, as required.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, respect and equity for all students, staff and families. Work as a positive member of the school and care teams. Be a problem solver, flexible and cooperative.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Competencies as required by State of Minnesota, Federal government, and/or District 833.
  • Successful completion of DHS fingerprinting/background check requirements.
  • Proven teamwork, confidentiality, professionalism and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to provide services to student as directed by supervisor in a manner that demonstrates a positive respect for the dignity and basic rights of children. Accepts work direction willingly and shifts work assignments and/or accepts new job responsibilities as needed.
  • Models appropriate behavior, neat appearance, and proper grammar usage for all students. Helps provide a positive learning environment.
  • Actively participates in district-sponsored training when offered.
  • Ability to perform routine computer functions, including the use of email, Microsoft Word and navigating on the internet
  • Ability to pass Paraprofessional fitness for duty tests.
  • Ability to lift and transfer up to 50 pounds.
  • Prompt, regular and reliable attendance.
  • Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors, and the community in a positive and responsive way that is consistently welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of diversity in all interactions and job functions.


  • Trained in and experience utilizing behavioral management techniques.
  • First Aid CPR certified (current or within 3 months of hire).
  • Sixty hours of relevant training in childcare.
  • 1040 hours of previous experience working with children or in childcare setting.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic academics and behavior characteristics of elementary students.

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