Lunchroom/Recess Paraprofessional - Valley Crossing Elementary - Cottage Grove - job 1198196

South Washington County Schools Isd 833

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Employment type: Full-time


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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.

  • Position follows school calendar with the option to work in other summer paraprofessional positions if interested.


Base rate of pay is $16.63/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). Highly Qualified status is not required for this position.

Hours per day or per week: 2.0 hours per day

Position start and end time: 11:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Anticipated Dates: August 31, 2021

Available for Application: June 16, 2021 - June 22, 2021, or until filled

Classification: Supervisory


This position is responsible for large-group student supervision during the lunch and recess period at elementary school buildings. Implementation of positive and consistent expectations will provide both emotional and physical safety to each individual child.


  • Familiarize students with and enforce a set of appropriate and expected behavioral guidelines and consequences for lunchroom and recess period.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students to enhance their self-concept and a positive attitude toward learning.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all kitchen, lunchroom, and building staff so that all employees and visitors experience a positive working atmosphere of mutual respect.

  • Escort students to lunchroom, restrooms, lockers, and nurse's office, as necessary.

  • Provide on-site conflict resolution, referring incidents to building principal for attention.

  • Wash lunchroom tables and provides general clean-up between lunch periods/groups and after the last lunch period of each day.

  • Be prepared daily to supervise outside recess activities.

  • Direct safe movement of groups of students to and from recess area, which may include walking through parking and bus loading areas.

  • Encourage students to engage in appropriate recess activities, recommend activities as necessary.

  • Ensure play equipment is used safely and notify building principal of any equipment in need of repair.

  • Perform other cafeteria duties, as directed by building principal, when not supervising recess activities.

  • Maintain a harmonious and all-inclusive atmosphere for students during the lunch and recess period.

  • Provide other student and area supervision as directed by building principal.

  • Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families, and staff.

  • Maintain a high level of fairness, confidentiality, respect and equity for all students, staff and families.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Competencies as required by State of Minnesota, Federal government, and/or District 833.

  • Proven teamwork, confidentiality, and communication skills.

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and desire to work with children in the 5-12 year age group.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish guidelines of behavior and to enforce the consequences in a consistent manner.

  • Demonstrates ability to supervise large groups of children ranging in number up to 130.

  • Actively participates in district-sponsored training when offered.

  • Models appropriate behavior, neat appearance, and proper grammar usage for all students. Helps provide a positive learning environment.

  • Ability to perform routine computer functions, including email, Internet navigation and Microsoft Word.

  • Ability to pass Paraprofessional fitness for duty tests.

  • Ability to lift and carry 10 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.

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

  • Demonstrates knowledge of behavior characteristics of elementary students.


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