Lend students a helping hand. Become a paraeducator.
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
- 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.
- General Education (PreK-12)
- Special Education (PreK-12)*
- Dual Language**
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
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:
Testing Fee: $60
* For Highline applicants, the district will cover the cost of the first test taken.
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.