Para – Multi-Tiered System of Support job vacancy in Bethel School District (Spanaway, WA)

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Company name : Bethel School District
Location : Spanaway, WA
Position : Para – Multi-Tiered System of Support

Description :
JobID: 9158

Position Type:

Date Posted:

(High-Needs School)

Closing Date:


This position is for
6.5 hours per day at
178 days per year.
Position pay
: PSE Salary Schedule Level 5 –

Per Governor Inslee’s proclamation, as a condition of employment/upon hire, all employees must be fully vaccinated or request and be approved for a medical/religious exemption/accommodation.


Official Hire Date

Your hire date with the Bethel School District is based on School Board approval. This date depends on multiple factors and may change without notice. Please contact HR with any questions.

Must successfully complete the Fundamental Course of Studies (FCS) and General Paraeducator Certificate of the state mandated Paraeducator Certificate Program per State requirements. Paraeducator Certificate Program is dependent upon State funding.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for an interview for this instructional paraeducator position you must meet the following federal minimum employment requirements.

Must be 18 years of age; and
Hold high school diploma or its equivalent; and one of the following

Successfully passed the ETS Para Pro test
AA degree
Earned seventy-two (72) quarter credits or forty-eight (48) semester credits at an accredited institution of higher education
Completion of registered apprenticeship program offered by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

You may provide unofficial transcripts in your application but will be required to provide official ones upon hire.
Not providing required documents could significantly delay your official hire. Please contact HR with questions.

Post Offer Physical

Passage of post-offer physical is required for this position. (District assumes the cost)

Para testing information.

This position’s responsibilities are to assist certificated staff, MTSS team and administrators with instructional and non-instructional activities for students considered to be Tier 2 or Tier 3. This person would work with students individually or in small groups, in collaboration with certificated staff and administration, as part of an intervention program within the building MTSS.

Depending upon the individual assignment, which may emphasize instructing students or performing clerical and data entry tasks for others in the same category, the Paraeducator – MTSS may perform all or a combination of several of the following:

1. Instructs students individually or in small groups in a variety of subject areas, settings and learning activities. Implements methods to best serve individual students academically and behaviorally under the direction of certificated staff; promotes student understanding of materials. Promotes a positive attitude toward learning. Reinforces concepts and skills.

2. Administers and supports Tier II interventions such as check in/ check out, complete behavior tracking forms, may pull students out of regular classrooms or push into classrooms for intervention and support. Locates, prepares and/or modifies materials for student use under the direction of certificated staff. Provides guidance and motivation to students; facilitates mastery of skills concepts; promotes completion of work.

3. Communicates with certificated staff concerning individual student needs and progress on student plans.

4. Documents progress of assigned student; maintains intervention records manually and on computer, and assists in preparing and updating student progress and plans and may assist in communication with the parent.

5. Constructs learning tools such as flash cards, number games, and other learning materials; may research and locate learning materials; compiles materials for student interventions and supports; may order materials and supplies as needed.

6. Types, duplicates, collates, organizes and distributes intervention materials. May create posters and charts and design bulletin boards. Operates a variety of office equipment and computers.

7. Conducts student observations for behavior, academic or social emotional needs.

8. Assists the MTSS team with scheduling meetings, taking notes, updating student plans, etc.

9. May attend Tier I, II or III meetings as necessary and outlined by the administrator.

10. Assists the MTSS team with administering screening of students, setting up testing schedules, scoring and recording screening results in a digital data system.

11. Maintains and updates student plans, teacher surveys, follows up with the MTSS team to help create next steps for students and staff.


12. Alerts qualified district staff to student problems.

13. Provides general clerical support; maintains student files and records, provides teacher support by duplicating materials, and performs related tasks.

14. Attends a variety of staff and program meetings as requested.

15. May serve on various district committees and/or departmental work teams. Models appropriate and cooperative behavior, including protecting confidential information, consistent with district ethical guidelines.

16. Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Reports to the school principal. Receives guidance from a basic skills specialist; coordinates with certificated staff.

May experience frequent interruptions; required to deal with a wide range of student behaviors and academic ability; may be required to deal with a wide range of physical or emotional disabilities; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students.

Potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; exposed to student noise levels; use of equipment such as paper cutters in presence of students requires safety awareness; may be exposed to visual display terminal for prolonged periods; will frequently lift five (5) pounds and will occasionally lift up to twenty (20) pounds.

Passage of a pre-employment physical and testing is required of this position (the district assumes the cost).

Education and Experience
Education, training, skills, and experience necessary to carry out the assignment, with experience working with school-aged children and instructional and remedial education experience preferred.
High School diploma or GED is required. Associate degree, or two years of higher education, or completion of the Washington State paraeducator assessment required.

Allowable Substitutions
Not applicable.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated skill in reading, writing and communicating. Knowledge of basic subject areas such as reading and math. Ability to deal with students in a warm and confident manner. Ability to remain flexible to changes in assignments. Ability to organize activities. Ability to follow and give instructions. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to be fair and consistent when working with children. Ability to learn and implement effective behavior management techniques. Ability to learn and implement effective instructional techniques. Knowledge of student safety rules and procedures. Ability to learn the use of computers and various software packages for student instruction and record keeping. Ability to learn the operation of general office machines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and staff.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Requires fingerprinting and background check to determine that there have been no convictions involving physical
molestation, abuse, injury or neglect of a minor. Must complete training in and adhere to district infection control
Must successfully complete the Fundamental Course of Studies (FCS) and

General Paraeducator Certificate of the state mandated Paraeducator Certificate Program per State

requirements. The Paraeducator Certificate Program is dependent upon State funding.

Paraeducator/Special Services

Level (4) on the Classified Salary Schedule A.

The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

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