Special Education Lifeskills Para Pro

Wahluke (Wahluke WA, USA) 5 days ago



Position:                Special Education Lifeskills Class Para Pro/Instructional Assistant

Reports to:           Classroom Teacher, Special Education Director, Building Principal

Classification:       Classified hourly employee; FLSA exempt position

Employee             Union Representation available by Public School Employees 

Representative     District (PSE) Collective Bargaining Agreement


Salary Range        Lifeskills Para-Pro Salary Placement- Current PSE Contract Salary Schedule

Summary: Assignment is 7 to 7.5 hours per day, school year calendar 180 plyuz paid holidays.  Assignment is at Saddle Mt. Elementary. Special Education para pro assignment locations may change depending upon program need. Assist certified staff to coordinate and perform instructional and support tasks related to the students’ educational, emotional and physical development within the total school environment.  Assists students, individually or in groups,with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts. Assist individuals to understand and overcome social and emotional problems. Experience and/or educational training in early childhood development, familiar with the needs of developmental disabled students preferred.  Possess computer and application skills and ability to become proficient in necessary software and remote learning applications.  Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students. Ability to lift and maneuver children with assistance and /or equipment. May include other duties. Bilingual Spanish helpful.

Typical Work:

  • Perform routine tasks in monitoring and assisting student progress in classrooms and other school activities.
  • Discusses assigned teaching area with classroom teacher/special education director to coordinate instructional efforts. 
  • Provide Spanish instruction and translation when necessary/required.
  • Proctor tests, quizzes, drills and other exercises designed by certified staff.
  • Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts.
  • May provide attention to the needs of disabled or handicapped students.
  • Assist individuals to understand and overcome social and emotional problems.
  • Score objective tests and record grades.
  • May assist students with clothing, movement, and toilet usage.
  • Lift and maneuver children and /or equipment.
  • Aid students with special learning needs by administering remedial work.
  • Assist teaching staff in the development of teaching aids and materials.
  • Supervise students in halls, study halls, libraries, playgrounds, learning centers and transportation areas.
  • Assist in organizing and monitoring recreational activities.
  • Accompany groups of students on field trips and other outings.
  • Perform basic clerical tasks for teachers (attendance, catalog, sort, file, assemble, reproduce and distribute classroom materials, collect money, check out equipment)
  • Other duties as required.


High School Diploma. Two years of college level coursework, AA Degree or or pass a basic skills test.  Self motivated - self directed. Ability and willingness to participate in the Fundamental Course of Study. Possess computer and application skills and ability to become proficient in necessary software and remote learning applications. Ability to follow guidelines and coordinate student and teacher schedules for services.  Experience with children or students in an educational setting and / or evidence of an interest in supporting learning experiences preferred. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally. Possesses basic clerical skills and a familiarity with first aid procedures.  Able and expected to attend work as scheduled. Able to model appropriate professional behavior. Ability to solve practical problems, apply appropriate judgment and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and district records required. Bilingual Spanish helpful.

The Wahluke School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, national origin, 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, age, or honorably discharged veteran or military status.  This holds true for all programs and services. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to Liz Leitz, Equity and Civil Rights, Jackson Haak, Title IX Director, or Section 504/ADA coordinator at (509)932-4565.

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