Job Description

Job Number:2017-2990

Summer School Paraeducator-Elementary
Various Locations

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 5.00
Position Type: Non-Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $0.00 - $0.00

Closing Date: 04/06/2018 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Hiring for various para positions for summer school at Marvista and Shorewood
Elementary schools. This position is open to current in-district employees only.


GROUP: Teamsters III LEVEL: 11

: Non-exempt

SUMMARY: The job of paraeducator is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program

within an assigned classroom with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of

students; monitoring students in the classroom, playground, lunchroom, crossing streets, loading/unloading

buses, etc. and providing clerical support to teachers and staff.

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.

- Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher

for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.

- Administers classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work for the purpose of

supporting teachers in the instructional process.

- Assists students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. read stories, listen to

students read, provide writing assistance, reinforce lessons, facilitate activities, computer learning

programs, etc.) for the purpose of practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts, and assisting student

in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.

- Communicate with teachers and/or parents for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or

implementing IEP objectives.

- Implements, under the supervision of the assigned teacher, instructional programs and lesson plans for

the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.


- Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose

of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, providing a safe learning environment,

and/or meeting mandated requirements.

- Monitors student behavior during and between assigned periods (e.g. restrooms, playgrounds, hallways,

library, cafeteria, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student compliance with established guidelines,

maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and secure facility.

- Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. classroom, playground, field

trips, library, lunchroom, bus loading/unloading, etc.) for the purpose of a safe and positive learning


- Refers incidents including personal injuries, altercations, suspicious activities, rule violations, etc. to

appropriate site personnel for the purpose of ensuring follow-up in accordance with administrative, site

security, and student safety guidelines.

- Coordinate testing, conduct assessments, manage assessment data, and summarize data for Behavior

Support team and teachers.

- Responds to a variety of situations (e.g. accidents, health, injuries, vandalism, suspicious activities, etc.)

for the purpose of taking the appropriate action to resolve immediate safety and/or security concerns.

- Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the

implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.

- Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information

relative to job functions.

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

functioning of the work unit.


Education and Experience

AA degree or

High school diploma (or equivalent) and 72 college credits or

High school diploma (or equivalent) and successful completion of an approved paraeducator assessment test


Experience with students who demonstrate challenging behaviors


Criminal background clearance


Positive behavior interventions such as Check, Connect, & Expect

Basic math

Writing skills including grammar and punctuation

Computer software applications

Stages of child development and learning styles

Age appropriate activities

School board policies and procedures



Communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing at all levels

Operate a microcomputer and related software

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and general public

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Organize activities, collect data, set priorities, and follow instructions

Comply with district board policies

Work cooperatively with staff, students and parents in a school environment

Make sound decisions and resolve staff conflicts tactfully and diplomatically

Use basic job-related equipment

Problem solve; interpret guidelines, identify issues and create action plans

Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion

Work under pressure at various locations throughout the district

Work independently and with minimal supervision

Maintain strict confidentiality

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Summer School Principal or designee

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, 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 35 pounds
and occasionally lift over the shoulder a maximum of 15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to
push/pull a maximum weight of 25 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. The employee is
occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate. The employee is exposed to infectious diseases carried by children. While performing crossing guard
duties, employee will be exposed to moving vehicles.

Updated by Human Resources, 2017.01.31
Updated by Human Resources, 2015.04.01
Created by Human Resources, 2013.04

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.


Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in

admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,

creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital

status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability,

or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students

who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having

inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights

Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights

Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social

Services, 206.631.3011,

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