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ESY Special Education Paraeducator(s) III Summer 2021 (Temporary)

Bellevue School District - Bellevue, WA

Posted: 5/14/2021

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The position of ESY Special Education Paraeducator(s) Temporary Summer is responsible for providing a wide variety of paraeducator assistance and support to special education students who exhibit behaviors that interfere with their learning, including implementing components of ESY Individual Education Programs (IEP's). This paraeducator will participate in ongoing collaboration with ESY Teachers in shared responsibility for implementation of behaviors that interfere with student learning. Positions at this level perform under the general supervision of the student’s case manager, and are fully trained to perform procedures independently, at all levels of student ability, with minimal direction. 


Extended School Year (ESY) Program Dates: July 5 through July 29, four days per week, Monday through Thursday with a training day on June 28, 2021. May include some program setup hours prior or at the end of the program for clean-up.
The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Provides for the physical, health and safety needs of students.
  • Provides direct academic, functional, vocational and specifically designed instruction with individual or small groups of students and implements components of ESY Individual Education Programs (IEP's).
  • Assists in preparing and organizing materials for instructional purposes, specifically related to positive student behavior and learning.
  • Provides social, emotional, behavioral and educational support for students with significant disabilities.
  • Assists students pre-school to adulthood with activities of daily living, such as, but not limited to toileting, changing, tube feeding, medical assistance, etc.
  • Responds to student medical needs within the scope of the position.
  • Supports students with significant emotional regulation challenges.
  • Encourages and fosters student independence in all settings.
  • Data collection as directed by the case manager (teacher).
  • Supervises students at arrival, dismissal, and breaks and monitor students moving through program transitions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Reports directly and supervised by the ESY administrative team, including ESY coordinators, receives direction from assigned certificated staff.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):



  • High school graduation or equivalent and
  • And have at least one of the following:
    • ETS Paraeducator Assessment, or
    • Have an Associate of Arts degree (original transcripts), or 
    • Have earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at an institution of higher education (original transcripts), or
    • Have completed a registered apprenticeship program (certificate);
    • Foreign degrees accepted if evaluated by a NACES member company.


  • Experience working individually with students with diverse aptitudes and levels of achievement and with behaviorally disabled students.
  • Right Response Training


KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Adaptive technologic equipment.
  • Positive behavior intervention strategies.
  • Computer use and a variety of software programs.
  • Child development and behavior.
  • Functional life skills.
  • Basic academics.
  • Safety procedures for students.
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • A variety of jobs and work techniques in the community.


SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Transporting special needs students.
  • Seizure care.
  • De-escalation strategies under direction of a nurse.
  • Ability to coach students in job techniques and work ethics.
  • Ability to work with children in a warm and confident manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, set shared goals and execute them with a degree of independence.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to model and monitor appropriate student behavior.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect between students, parents and teachers.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the public.
  • Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations.
  • Ability to perform all duties in accordance with all applicable Board policies and district and legal requirements.
  • Ability to perform all physical activities and meet all physical requirements indicated in section above.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and oral communication
  • Ability to perform all duties in accordance with all applicable Board policies and district and legal requirements




Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.
This is a general posting for one or more ESY Paraeducator positions.
Positions may be full or part-time and will be filled as specific openings are identified.

Please note: Applicants for this position must provide documentation of education (copies of official transcripts) or pass the Washington State Para-pro assessment test.  For more information about the para-pro exam; please contact
AISP salary classification C ($ 23.68 per hour), 12-20 hours per week, 20 day annual ESY assignment. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Bellevue 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 designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, 425-456-4010 or; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, 425-456-4156 or; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman 425-456-4040 or Address for all three: 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98005.


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Bellevue School District

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Bellevue, WA