Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Substitute
Salary: $11.68 - $15.24
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: GUEST (SUBSTITUTE) PARAEDUCATOR
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: On-call as needed
SUMMARY: The position of substitute paraeducator may perform a variety of tasks. This position assists a
certificated teacher or other staff member with support services, either instructional or non-instructional
activities, for the purpose of educating basic education, special education, and/or preschool students. Some
tasks include: tutors students; monitor student behavior in classrooms, on the playground, in the cafeteria,
loading or unloading buses or at the crosswalks; and maintain records and track assignments.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Instructs students and assists in keeping track of assignments.
- Administers standardized tests. Reviews standardized test scores for students.
- Tutors students individually or in small groups in assigned subject area.
- Promotes student understanding of materials presented.
- Records daily activities and individual student progress.
- Monitors student behavior and ensures students stay on task.
- Types, duplicates, collate and distribute teaching materials.
- Assists in the creation of ancillary material such as posters and bulletin boards.
- Maintains records and prepares reports.
- Promote student safety.
Depending on the specific area:
- Meets special education students at buses. Assists students with entering and exiting buses.
- Escorts students to and from classes.
- Transports students in wheelchairs. Lifts students from wheelchairs. Assists students in positioning
JOB DESCRIPTION: GUEST (SUBSTITUTE) PARAEDUCATOR
- Provided physical assistance to handicapped students. Assists students with toileting, feeding, dressing,
and related activities. Attends to student’s personal hygiene needs.
- Monitors, evaluates, and documents medical problems of students.
- May provide general office assistance.
- Assist instructor in the development and implementation of daily classroom program.
- Assist in enrollment and recordkeeping of new students.
- Assist with parent orientation and training.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or equivalent
AA degree, 72 college credits, or successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must pass post-hire, pre-employment physical assessment
Successful completion of criminal background clearance
Paraeducator competencies 1-6, and 7-11, 13 and 12&14 within 90 days of hire
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly bend neck and back, use hands for
repetitive grasping, squat and kneel. The employee is frequently required to stand/walk, sit, use hands for fine
manipulation, and pushing/pulling. The employee will occasionally be required to climb stairs, lift and/or reach
overhead, lie down, crawl, knee stand, and lift/carry and push/pull. The employee must constantly lift/carry up
to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a
maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions in a controlled space
with artificial lighting and some natural lighting. The employee may be required to go outside for recess, crossing
guard duty or meeting buses. The indoor flooring is both carpeted and linoleum. The employee regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. Exposed
to infectious diseases carried by children. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.10
Updated by Human Resources, 2013.06
Created by Human Resources, 2011.04
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.