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

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Lend students a helping hand. Become a paraeducator.

Now Hiring

We have immediate openings for all paraeducator positions!

My Highline Story - Rann Sann, Paraeducator

"I want to make an impact on the next generation"

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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.

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 ParaPro testing.

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

Parapro Assessment

Highline College

ParaPro Practice Test

Resources to Prep for the ParaPro 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.