Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Paraeducators

Lend students a helping hand. Become a paraeducator.

Now Hiring

Bow Lake paraeducator works with a student one-on-one.

We have immediate openings for all paraeducator positions!

What's a paraeducator 

Paraeducators work alongside teachers assisting students throughout their classroom and school.

What do paraeducators do?

  • Help with make-up work, classroom assignments and tests
  • Assist students one-on-one or in small groups with lessons
  • Read stories, listen to students read, provide writing assistance, reinforce lessons, help with computer learning programs and more
  • Help students reach academic goals and grade level standards
  • Communicate with teachers and families
  • Monitor playground, cafeteria and crosswalks

Job Benefits 

  • Have a rewarding job working with students.
  • Work and make a difference in your own community.
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule that is perfect for family life. Work when children are at school; be present when they are home.

Opportunities in:

  • General Education (PreK-12)
  • Special Education (PreK-12)*
  • Dual Language**

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma (or equivalent) and

  • AA degree or
  • 72 college credits or
  • Successful completion of the ParaPro assessment 
  • *Physical Agility assessment required for some special education positions
  • **Language assessment (ACTFL) required for all bilingual/dual language positions
  • Successful completion of training requirements as outlined by the Paraeducator Certificate Program 

ParaPro Testing

Please email Human Resources for information regarding ParaPro testing:  Human.Resources@highlineschools.org.

For testing information including test prep resources, optional test sites and at home testing, please visit:

Parapro Assessment

Highline College

ParaPro Practice Test

Testing Fee: $60 

* For Highline applicants, the district will cover the cost of the first test taken. 

Paraeducator Certificate Program

The Paraeducator Certificate Program is a standards-based training program required by the state for all paraeducators. It creates a career growth ladder for those who wish to advance as a paraeducator or pursue the teaching profession.