Compass Academy (6-8)
Monday through Friday - 7.5 hours each day
- Para-educator certification preferred
- Mandt training and certification strongly preferred
- Strong oral and written communication skills with parents, students, and teachers
- Ability to remain calm in a variety of situations
- Comfortable working with students with a range of academic and emotional needs
- Achieves expected production
- Learns new job duties quickly
- Communicates effectively and courteously
- Ability to work with students from a diverse background
- Ability to multi-task
- Experience working in a team atmosphere
- Strong organizational skills
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) paraprofessionals whose duties include instructional support, must meet one of the following:
· Two years of study at an institution of higher education. The institution must have met five criteria of the Higher Education Act, Section 101(a). All classes must be at level 100 or higher.
· Associate degree or higher. All associate degrees are acceptable.
· Obtain voluntary certification through the Board of Educational Examiners; or
· Meet a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness).
*No good faith extensions. All paras must be qualified at the time of employment.
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400 E. 14th Street | Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
Phone: 515-281-5294 | Fax: 515-242-5988
ACT WorkKeys® Assessment
ACT WorkKeys®is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.
Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States. If you are interested in taking the NCRC assessments, you may schedule a time at one of the IowaWORKS Centers.
For more information, please contact Iowa Work Force Development at 712-233-9030. The calendar of testing times and locations is available on the Skilled Iowa website:
IowaWORKS Center - Sioux City
2508 4th Street | Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-233-9030 | Fax: 712-277-8438
Employee must be able to sit, stoop, bend, and walk as needed on a daily basis. While performing duties within this job, employee may be exposed to indoor and outdoor conditions and a noise level that can range from mild to loud.
Sioux City Community Schools is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate. The Certificate consists of assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. We highly recommend applicants for our non-certified positions visit Iowa Workforce Development to learn more about the National Career Readiness Certificate. If you have completed the assessments necessary for the certificate, please submit your scores with your application.
The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status, marital status, or veteran status in any program or activity. Inquiries or grievances regarding compliance of Title VI, Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 19B.11 may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education, at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all positions within the District. We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.