Lake Washington School District is currently hiring paraeducators.

Paraeducators make an important difference in the lives of our students.

Paraeducator responsibilities include:

  • Individual and small-group instructional support for students who have physical, behavioral or medical needs
  • Encouraging and helping students working on assignments and projects
  • Helping students develop living and behavioral skills
  • Supervising and assisting students in classrooms, the library, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, playgrounds, etc.
  • Supporting students’ health care needs
  • Click this link for a complete job description

Why become a paraeducator?

  • Support and coach students, and make a lasting difference in their lives
  • Form strong relationships with students, teachers and families
  • Work in a supportive team environment
  • Earn competitive pay, contributions to Washington State’s retirement system and benefits (for employees working 4+ hours a day)

Which schools have paraeducator openings?

  • LWSD currently has paraeducator openings in elementary, middle and high schools
  • For a complete list of open positions and to apply, see the online application system

What qualifications are required to become a paraeducator?

  • Washington State requires paraeducators to have ONE of the following:
    • Associate degree (AA) or higher (click here for information on international degrees) OR
    • Have completed two years of study, equivalent to 72 college quarter credit hours OR
    • Have graduated from high school and passed an Educational Testing Service ParaPro Assessment score of 455 or higher. OR have passed the Pearson Paraprofessional Assessment with a score of 220 or higher. Official documentation will be required upon hire.
  • Haven't met one of requirements above?


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