Paraeducator-Special Education (ECE or IK)

Burien, WA, US
Jan 17, 2019
Job Number:2018-5875
Paraeducator-Special Education (ECE or IK)
White Center Heights Elementary
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $18.57 - $20.31
01/23/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
Closing Date:
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: * Level 13 Paraeducator - 1-to-1, ECE*
Position provides 1 to 1 support to a student in Special Education, Early
Childhood Education PreK
Assigned to PM Developmental PreK
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Teamsters III - Paraeducator LEVEL: 12

: Non-exempt

: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

The job of Paraeducator-Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program within assigned preschool or integrated kindergarten classroom with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision, care and instruction of special needs students; assisting in implementing plans for instruction; monitoring student behavior during non-classroom time; providing information to appropriate school personnel; and attending team meetings.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center 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.

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 and administers classroom activities, assignments and/or materials under the direction of the supervising teacher for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives. * Assists student with adaptive equipment for the purpose of maximizing student's access to learning and achievement. * Assists students with physical needs (e.g. lifting from wheel chair, transporting, toileting, catheterization, diaper changing, feeding/tube feeding, dressing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that students' most basic needs are met while at school. * Attends meetings and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions. * Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives. * Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher, behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students

PARAEDUCATOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (ECSE) with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts. * Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, and/or meeting mandated requirements. * Monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. rest rooms, playgrounds, hallways, bus loading zones, cafeteria, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment. * Provides, under the supervision of assigned teacher, instruction to students in a variety of individual and group activities (e.g. academic subjects, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives, implementing IEP plans, and ensuring students' success in school. Other Functions * Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


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

One year of experience working with Special Education students

Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test Criminal background clearance Paraeducator competencies 1-6; 7-11 & 13 within 90 days of hire First Aid and CPR Certification within 90 days of hire and maintain certification Crisis Prevention Intervention certification; annual renewal of CPI certification required

Principles and practices of Para-education Principles and practices of special education Principles and practices of student safe behavior Safe lifting techniques; individual and team Positive behavior intervention techniques Assigned subject areas such as reading, English, and math Developmental and physical disabilities Modern office equipment Microcomputers and related software Simple record keeping and report preparation General health care and social services Working with families School board policies and procedures

Adapt to changing work priorities Assist in the instruction of special education Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse groups Maintain effective working relationships with administrators, staff, students, parents and community members Work as part of a team Highline Public Schools 00P12SEECE Paraeducator Lv12 Page 2 of 4

PARAEDUCATOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (ECSE) Operate a PC and related software Attend to the physical and hygiene needs of special education students Provide instructional assistance Monitor student behavior Accurately maintain records and prepare reports Maintain strict confidentiality Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Position reports to Principal or Designee

This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and responsibilities.

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 is constantly required to bend at neck and back, squat and kneel and use hands for repetitive grasping. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and use hands for pushing and pulling and for fine finger manipulation. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs, reach overhead, lift overhead, lie down crawl, knee stand, lift and carry, push and pull. The employee is constantly required to lift/carry up to 10 pounds, is frequently required to lift/carry up to 20 pounds and is occasionally required to lift/carry a maximum of 50 pounds. The employee must be able to push/pull a maximum force of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift. 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. 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.

Updated to add EEOC statement, 2017.03.07 Updated Superintendent's statement, 2014.10.14 Revised education requirement language per suggestion of union business representative and agreement of district, 2014.02.03 Transferred to new format by Human Resources, 2013.12.26 Revised to add district introduction, 2013.09.24 Updated by Human Resources, 2013/09 Revised by Human Resources with suggested changes from Special Services Department, 2013/05 Revised by Human Resources, 2012/12 Revised by Human Resources, 2012/08 Revised by Human Resources, 12/2009 Revised by Human Resources, 04/2009 Nash & Company, Para Educator - Special Education, 09/2004 Revised by Human Resources, changed from Special Education Paraprofessional to Special Education Para-Educator, 12/1995 Revised by E.A. Walsh and Company, 06/1991 Job Description prepared by E.A. Walsh and Company, 04/1989 Created by Human Resources, 2013.12.06 Highline Public Schools 00P12SEECE Paraeducator Lv12 Page 3 of 4

PARAEDUCATOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (ECSE) 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, Highline Public Schools 00P12SEECE Paraeducator Lv12 Page 4 of 4

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