Application for Employment


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Special Education Case Manager, 1.0 FTE

 We are currently seeking an additional case manager to join our team for the 2019-2020 School Year. Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Posting will close when a candidate is selected.


Northern Lights Community School

305 Bridge Street, PO Box 2829

Warba, MN 55793


Northern Lights Community School serves students in grades 6 through 12.

Benefit Package

All full-time employees are eligible for benefits.


Compensation is based on education level and work experience.

Work Commitment

This position is Full-Time – Monday thru Friday, 7:45 am-4:00 pm

 Job Description & Responsibilities

The Special Education Teacher will be developed, supported, and guided by the School Director and Special Education Director, and Special Education Coordinator. The Special Education Teacher’s major responsibilities are:

Special Education Case Management—Assume responsibility for case compliance and student academic progress, write IEPs and consult with regular education teachers, keep IEPs updated with the achievement of goals and objectives, issue quarterly progress reports on IEP goals for students and families, schedule and coordinate annual IEP meetings, ensure all evaluation recommendations are followed up with and completed, consult with Special Education Coordinator as necessary to ensure compliance, provide individualized instruction based on needs of IEPs

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Special Education
  • Appropriate Minnesota State Teacher License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective teacher methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activities
  • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment for all students
  • Strong classroom management skills and ability to defuse and resolve conflict with students, parents and co-workers by demonstrating poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, e-mail and Internet
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Regular, prompt attendance is essential
  • Proficient in completing required duties accurately and efficiently according to established timelines
  • Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and effectively with all students, parents and staff in a team environment
  • Perceptive and capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the school

Institution Description

Northern Lights Community School is a 6-12 Project-Based, Public Charter School located 14 miles east of Grand Rapids, MN, on Hwy 2 – if you would like more information about our school, please visit our website www.nlcschool.org

1. Applicants should send their cover letter, resume and any letters of recommendation to Director Mike Hamernick at mike.hamernick@nlcschool.org or fax to 218-492-4402.
2. Applicant materials will be accepted until April 26, 2019.

Northern Lights Community School is an equal opportunity employer

Special Education 1:1 Paraprofessional

Northern Lights Community School is currently seeking a Special Education 1:1 Paraprofessional to assist in the instruction of students with disabilities in mainstream and resource room settings.

Special Education Paraprofessional Responsibilities:

Implement student lessons to meet learning objectives under direct supervision
Work directly with an individual student or student groups in daily classroom tasks, activities and assignments, monitoring and re-directing behaviors using appropriate communication and effective intervention strategies.
Implement positive student support plans as outlined and/or implementing behavior strategies outlined by the special education teacher (can include re-directing, calming or supporting replacement behaviors).
Monitor and/or recording student progress in instructional areas
Manage student physical needs when appropriate (can include toileting, feeding, dressing, lifting, positioning, transporting students in wheelchairs, etc.)
Carrying out the requirements of individual learning plans
Perform supervision of meal services, recess, and bus duties as assigned
Engage in constant reflective practices, individually and with peers, to improve the quality of your professional practice
Conduct portions of student evaluations (with training) to include: structured observations, daily student tracking, and/or teacher/student/parent interviews
Attendance at IEP and evaluation team meetings
Assist the special education teacher in planning and implementing special education curriculum
Assist the special education teacher in planning for modifying instruction of grade level content standards across curriculum
Participate in all licensed staff professional development
Attend all parent/teacher conferences for students with special needs
Respond to daily student needs when the special education teacher in otherwise engaged
Develop, implement, track, and critique interventions with students with special needs for their effectiveness

To Apply:
Send application, resume, cover letter and three references to:

Mike Hamernick
PO Box 2829
Warba, MN 55793

or email: mike.hamernick@nlcschool.org

Substitute Teachers & Substitute Paraprofessionals

Join the NLCS family! We are always looking for dedicated substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals. Minnesota teaching license required for substitute teachers. Passing the ParaPro Assessment required for paraprofessional substitutes.

To apply:
Please send application, cover letter, resume and three references to
Mike Hamernick
Northern Lights Community School
P.O. Box 2829
Warba, MN 55793
Or email: mike.hamernick@nlcschool.org

NLCS is an equal opportunity employer