Special Education Job Coach/Paraeducator - STEPS program

Educational Service District 112   Longview, WA   Part-time     Education
Posted on April 24, 2024
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We are recruiting for three Special Education Job Coach/Paraeducator to serve our STEPS program in Longview, WA. These positions are 33.5 hours per week, school year schedule.  

Learn more about our STEPS program here:
General Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Special Education Teacher, The Special Education Job Coach provides training and support for students to ensure success during work experiences.  The Special Education Job Coach, consistent with the individual education plan (IEP) and transition plan, assists the Special Education Teacher to secure job placements, analyze and modify job tasks; provide employability skills instruction; conduct student observations and assessments; and work collaboratively with worksite employees. As a Paraeducator, consistent with the individual education plan (IEP) or individual family service plan (IFSP), assist the Special Education Teacher with lesson plan preparation; one-on-one and small group instruction; classroom management; student observation and assessment; and communication with parents and staff.

The full salary range for this position is $18.96 - $23.57 per hour. Newly hired paraeducators will be placed on steps 1 - 3 of our salary schedule ($18.96 - $20.29 per hour). Step placement will be based on years of verified paraeducator or teacher experience. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist the Special Education Teacher, consistent with IEP goals and transition plans to secure job placements; provide instruction of employability skills; student observation and assessment; and work collaboratively with worksite employees.
  2. Coach students on vocational skills and on-the-job skills to enhance readiness for employment.
  3. Analyze and modify job tasks to student skill level.
  4. Supervise students.
  5. Transport students to community worksites.
  6. Observe students; collect data and report student progress.
  7. Maintain accurate data collection records.
  8. Communicate with staff and parents as instructed by the Special Education Teacher.
  9. Participate in staff meetings, inservice programs, workshops and seminars.
  10. Participate as a member of the education team. May attend parent conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Must meet one of the following educational requirements:
    • Associate's Degree OR
    • 48 sem./72 quarter credits from an accredited college or university; OR
    • Passing score of 455 on the ParaPro Assessment; OR
    • Passing score of 220 on the Pearson Paraprofessional Assessment; OR
    • 65% on The Master Teacher, Inc. Paraeducator Online Training Program.

For a complete list of job functions, qualifications, and to apply, visit the online job posting at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/esd112/jobs/4457917