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Corrections Teaching Assistant

Salary Range: $17.72 – $24.62 ($36,999 - $51,407)

Work Locations: Positions with the Department of Corrections may occur at various Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) locations throughout the state.

Job Duties: Assist offenders in their daily educational needs and provide classroom coverage or assistance as needed. Tutor individual students and small groups in literacy, ABE, and GED programs. Advise and assist student offenders it the use of educational technology. Perform departmental administrative support. Maintain classroom record keeping. Assist in duplicating and assembling learning materials. Maintain library coverage.

Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for consideration, you must have:

1) Completion of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning;


2) Completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time study (or a minimum of 60 semester credits) at an accredited institution of higher learning; (Note: To qualify by means of #2, you MUST explain how you meet the requirement. Please include the number of credits you completed with a passing or C grade or better and indicate the type of academic term in which the credits were completed (e.g. semester, quarter, or other). If invited to interview, you will be asked to provide a transcript to verify you qualify by means of #2.)


3) Passing score of 460 points (or higher) on the ParaPro Assessment test AND either a high school diploma or GED certificate. (NOTE: To qualify by means of #3, you MUST include the date you took the ParaPro test and your score, as well as the month/year you received your high school diploma or GED. If invited to interview, you will be asked to provide a copy of your ParaPro test results/certificate to verify you qualify by means of #3. The ParaPro Assessment measures reading, writing and basic math competencies. For information on the ParaPro test, visit

Other minimum qualifications:

Ability to effectively operate a scanner, photocopy machine, printer, calculator, TV, VCR and DVD players, and fax machine; Demonstrated computer skills, including experience using email, calendar, presentation, word processing, database, and spreadsheet software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office or similar), and experience with internet navigation; Ability to read, speak, and write in English; Ability to tutor students in specific subject areas (e.g. reading, writing, math, social studies and science, carpentry, barbering, cosmetology); Skills in records management sufficient to gather and maintain statistical and other data for reporting purposes; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse population.

Please note that a criminal history check will be conducted on the successful candidate for a position prior to the start date, and new employees must be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

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