Substitute Paraeducator

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Woodland Public Schools - Substitute Paraeducator

We appreciate your interest in employment with Woodland Public Schools. All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.
All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.

Position Title: Substitute Paraeducator
Posting #: 2658
Location: Woodland School District
Days/Hrs: varies
Pay Schedule: The current rate of pay is $17.00/hr for paraeducator substitutes, $17.80/hr for Diverse Support Program paraeducator substitutes.

Job Summary: To assist the superintendent toward the accomplishment of the mission of the Woodland Public Schools to assure that within a nurturing and stimulating environment each of our diverse students and graduates achieve literacy and appropriate core competencies and becomes a responsible and compassionate citizen. Substitutes are used as needed for instructional assistants, recess aides and paraeducators. This pool is also used for substitute secretaries.

Substitutes are required to complete the following SafeSchool trainings*:

  1. What Every Employee Must Be Told 
  2. Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  3. Human Trafficking
  4. Homelessness
  5. Life-Threatening Allergies
  6. Diabetes Awareness
  7. Asthma Awareness
  8. Blood Pathogen Exposure Prevention
  9. Woodland Handbook
  10. HIV/AIDS Awareness
  11. Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting
  12. Bullying: Recognition and Response
  13. General Ethics in the Workplace

* If these trainings have already been completed for another school district, completion certificates dated after August 1, 2019 will be accepted.

  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Required to have completed one of the following requirement: Either (1) documentation to support an Associate’s Degree or transcripts to verify the comparable equivalence (i.e. 72 college quarter credits or 48 semester credits from an accredited university, college, community college or business school), or (2) ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of 461 (this can be taken at ESD 112), or (3) Completed an Apprenticeship Program.
  • Experience or training working with students
  • Ability to work and communicate well with staff members
  • Ability to follow a variety of prescribed education strategies
  • Ability to independently complete assigned tasks
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be able to follow directions in a cooperative work environment
  • One year of job related experience working with students in an educational setting preferred
  • Bilingual is preferred
Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides instruction to students under the supervision of a certified teacher
  • Lead small group instruction utilizing specific curriculums
  • Assist classroom teachers as required with instructional programs including supervision of student activities and clerical support
  • Monitor student behaviors on all parts of the campus and make appropriate supervisory decisions
  • Supervise students and maintain a harmonious atmosphere by encouraging peaceful resolution of conflicts
  • Clerical duties and data entry as required
  • Manage required forms and records
  • Responsible to communicate effectively, be a team player and to treat all students with dignity
  • Strong self-management skills, self-initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong regard for relationships with peers, students and parents
  • Punctuality, flexibility and good sense of humor
  • Work Habits
    • Performs duties efficiently
    • Utilizes time appropriately
    • Maintains an organized and safe work area
    • Ensures confidentiality of Information
    • Adheres to regulations
    • Produces quality work
    • Completes work on schedule
    • Shows Initiative
    • Demonstrates flexibility
    • Uses safety equipment when appropriate
    • Adapts and incorporates program and policy changes
  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Shows respect for others
    • Shows sensitivity to the needs of others
    • Displays effective listening skills
    • Communicates problems and concerns effectively and courteously
  • Dependability
    • Works independently of close supervision
    • Maintains an acceptable attendance record
    • Arrives on time and ready to work
  • Attitude
    • Demonstrates a positive feeling for work
    • Accepts difficult assignments
    • Accepts supervision re: direction, improvement
    • Acts professionally on the job site
  • Technical Skills
    • Maintains and operates equipment
    • Performs assigned cleaning tasks
    • Follows appropriate safety guidelines
    • Maintains accurate reports/records
    • Demonstrates overall knowledge of job requirements
  • Other
    • Wears proper clothing and footwear
    • Presents appropriate appearance
    • Provides emergency assistance when needed
    • Assist the appropriate certificated staff member(s) in developing specific goals for each student
    • Independently oversee student(s) behavior and assist the student(s) during class activities. In conjunction with the certificated staff member, assist with classroom activities or provide instruction to the student. Assistance provided may include the following areas: academic subjects, basic life skills, social skills, and other areas as assigned
    • Tutor or guide individual(s) or small group of students in various subjects (i.e. Reading, Math, ESL or other academic subjects). This will include assisting the teacher with developing lesson plans, preparing for tutoring sessions, working with students and maintaining records required by funding program
    • Perform clerical duties such as typing, filing, and record-keeping. Grade/correct papers and homework
    • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
  • Preference to bilingual
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 is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.   Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.   
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online
If you are hired for this position, you will be required to pay for a background check, unless you have completed the background check in the past two years, and it is on file with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

Posted By

Woodland School District 404

800 Third Street, Woodland, WA 98674
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,896

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.76

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 284