Application Deadline: This position has been posted in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and is being reopened. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. 



Starting Wage - $22.82 /hr

Hours per Day - 7.0

Days per Year - 191

*Shift - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 


A complete application will include:






A.     Job Title:                                                              B.    Classification Level:

        Special Education Paraeducator II - EBD                     E-2


C.     Reports to:                                                           D.  Working Title:

          Special Education Supervisor                       Paraeducator-Behavior Assistance Team




Job incumbents work under general direction of the special education supervisor and under specific direction of the behavior assistance team lead.  The primary purpose of this job is to assist teachers with implementation of an educational program for identified students by implementing individual behavior plans, collecting data, and consulting with classroom staff and members of hte behavior assistance team.



Depending upon the needs of the students and the direction given by the special education teacher, any or all of the following essential functions may be applicable to the job assignment.


1.   Implement positive behavior interventions developed by behavior intervention specialists

2.   Collect and report behavior data to inform revisions of behavior intervention plans

3.  Assist in emergency response with students in crisis to include emergency physical intervention.

4.   Consult with classroom teachers and other paraeducators in the development and implementation of behavior intervention and crisis stabilization

5.   Prepares materials for use by student, teacher and parents; types, hand draws, reproduces and collates.

6.  Uses personal computer for data entry and to produce correspondence and reports; operates copier, FAX and other office machines.

7.   Under the direction of the behavior assistance team lead, maintains students records and files such as use of emergency response protocols, incidents of physical intervention, and/or student isolation

8.  May work with high risk students that are severely emotionally disturbed and/or dangerous.

9.   Performs other duties as assigned.


The essential functions listed above are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.  The position may perform a variety of non-essential functions consistent with the scope and intent of the position.




A.   Education and Experience

High school diploma or it’s recognized equivalent (GED) and; two years of study at an institution of higher education a (72 quarter hours); or obtain an associate’s degree (or higher); or a passing score on a state or local assessment.

Three (3) years of successful work experience with special education students.
Completion of the Fourteen (14) Special Education Core Competencies or obtain within the first 90 days from date of hire.
Documented successful work experience in a special education classroom, juvenile justice facility, or mental health institution/rehabilitation facility.

B.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


1.     Knowledge of the following:

           a)      Classroom/behavior management techniques

           b)      Principles of accurate data collection

           c)      Lifting, toileting and feeding techniques

           d)      Restraint techniques

           e)      Verbal de-escalation

2.     Ability to work independently and to independently learn operations, procedures. processes and uses of equipment.

3.     Ability to exercise sound judgment including the handling of confidential matters.

4.     Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and knowledge of proper lifting techniques.

5.     Ability to communicate and interact clearly, concisely, courteous and respectfully with students, parents, guardians, volunteers, teachers and other staff in a diverse environment.

6.     Ability to adjust to new and different working conditions.

7.     May require personal vehicle and proof of automobile insurance and Type II Driver’s License.

8.     Ability to learn and implement medical intervention techniques under the direction of a knowledgeable professional.


C.  Certification and Licenses


1.   Fingerprinting and Background check.

2.   Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance may be required.

3.   Type II Driver’s License may be required.

4.   First Aid and CPR Card.

5.   Crisis intervention (i.e., SECURE, CPI Inc., or other similar current



College credit with major in education, psychology, counseling or social work.

Registered  Behavior Technician training and/or certification


Work is performed in regular school building located throughout the District.  Ability to sit or stand for prolonged period of time; use of fingers, hands and arms; operate a motor vehicle, and tolerance of loud noises and physically demanding situations are all required.


FLSA:                Non-Exempt             AFFILIATION:         ESPCP

JOB CLASS:        Paraeducator           WORK YEAR:  days                                                                                                      


 * Shifts are subject to change.


**Employment with Clover Park School District is conditional pending completion of a Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check as required by RCW28A.400.303. (NOTE: All associated background check fees are the employee’s responsibility.) The fingerprint scan must be completed through an ESD prior to the first day of employment.  More information can be found at https://www.esd113.org/fingerprinting.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341: Title IX Coordinator, Kevin Ikeda, Assistant Superintendent: (253) 583-5165, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent: (253) 583-5050, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources: (253) 583-5087


*Bonuses are paid as follows:  Half of the bonus is paid on the first paycheck and half of the bonus is paid on the June paycheck.  If a person resigns or is terminated prior to June, they forfeit the remaining bonus payment.