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 - 6.75

Days per Year  - 191

*Shift - 7:25am - 2:40pm


A complete application will include:





 A. Job Title:                                                    B. Classification Level:
  Special Education Paraeducator                            E-2 
C. Reports to:                                                   D. Working Title:
Building Administrator                                          One on One
                                                                          One on Two
                                                                          One on Three

                                                                          One on Four


Job incumbents work under general direction of the building administrator and under specific direction of the special education teacher.  The primary purpose of this job is to assist the assigned student(s) with unique needs in the acquisition of the special education program goals and objectives that cannot otherwise be met through individual accommodation that alone would be sufficient to meet the student’s individual need(s).  Provide instruction as assigned, behavior management, preparation of student(s) materials, and primary care of students such as lifting, toileting, washing, appropriate medical intervention and feeding. Assignment may be at the elementary or secondary level.  



Depending upon the needs of the student(s), as stated on the IEP, 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. Assists students with hygiene, including suctioning and personal needs, such as

    lifting, toileting, washing and feeding, including G-tube. Prepares and gives

     intervention and medication under the direction of a knowledgeable professional.

2. Assist student(s) with transport and/or accompany student(s) in transition activities.

3. Assists with management of high-risk students that are severely emotionally

    disturbed and/or dangerous.

4. Assists with preparation for and implementation of behavior management techniques,

    educational and vocational instruction and vocational placement programs.

5. Assists with IEP preparation at the direction of the classroom teacher. Monitors

    timelines for due process with re-evaluations and IEP’s under the guidance of the

    special education teacher.

6. May instructs students incidentally in large or small groups while being primarily

    responsible for student(s) as assigned by and under the direction of the special

    education teacher.

7. Administers or assists special education teacher with administration of assessment


8. Prepares materials for use by student, teacher and parents; types, hand draws,

    reproduces and collates.

9. Maintains class during special education teacher’s absence.  Supervises students

    during lunch, recess, on and off the bus, assembly, and to other building locations.

10. Uses personal computer for data entry and to produce correspondence and reports;

     operates typewriter, copier, FAX, other office machines and assistive technology

     devices which the student(s) must use.

11. Under the direction of the special education teacher, maintains students records

     and files such as FTE count, month end reports, schedules, attendance records,

     credits earned and required classes and credits for graduation.  May monitor three

     (3) year evaluations for state compliance.

12. May assist with profile development for education and vocation planning.

13. 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
1. High school diploma or it’s recognized equivalent (GED) and; two years of study at an

    institution of higher education (72 quarter hours); or an associate’s degree 

     (or higher); or a passing score (461) on a state or local assessment.
2. Two (2) years of successful work experience with special education students and/or

    equivalent training or certification in the specific area of need for the student(s).
3. Completion of the Fourteen (14) Special Education Core Competencies or obtain

    within the first 90 days from date of hire.


 B. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


 1. Knowledge of the following:

  a) Classroom/behavior management techniques

  b) Special Education terminology

  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 communicated and interact clearly, concisely, courteous and respectfully

     with students, parents, guardians, volunteers, teachers and other staff in a diverse


 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.  May require the ability to get a pass for entry to the military base(s).

 8. Willingness to learn and implement medical intervention techniques under the

     direction of a knowledgeable professional.

C. Certification  and Licenses


  1. Fingerprinting and Background check.**

  2. Washington State Driver’s License may be required.

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

  4. First Aid and CPR Card.




 1. College credit with major in education, psychology, counseling, social work or appropriate medical field.



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, physically demanding situations and possible verbal abuse are all required.

FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                     AFFILIATION: ESPCP

JOB CLASS: Paraeducator                              WORK YEAR: 191


 *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.