Job Description

Job Number:2017-2189

Guest Para-educator
ERAC-Human Resources

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Substitute

Start Time:
End Time:

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
this date.

Additional Information:


: 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

organizational practices:

- 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

essential functions.

- 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


adaptive equipment.

- 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.

Other Functions

- 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.



High School diploma or equivalent

AA degree, 72 college credits, or successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test


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.

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