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January 23, 2018
Date Posted January 03, 2018
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Location Kent, Washington
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified


This position is for the reaminder of the 2017/18 School year and is part of the KAP bargaining unit.

Carriage Crest Elementary is located in the north end of the Kent School District, the Fairwood area of Renton, and serves a population primarily consisting of single-family housing. The school opened in 1990 with a commitment to establishing an educational team consisting of the entire staff of the school. Carriage Crest offers programs to meet the needs of our students, including an Intervention Reading and Math Program (RTI), English Language Learners (ELL), Full Day Kindergarten Program, a Special Ed. Integrated Program (IP) and both a Primary and Intermediate Self-Contained Special Education Program (SC) serving high needs disabled students. Balanced Literacy Instruction and Mathematics are the core of our academic program. National and State Standards guide the focus of student instruction through a collaborative team effort of the staff. The staff is committed to a child centered approach to learning, a collegial Professional Learning Community, a student behavior management system with logical consequences and to creating a caring atmosphere for all stakeholders. There is a very strong community support with an active PTSA and a large core of parent volunteers. The school’s motto is: Believe, Unite, Inspire!

ASSIGNMENT: This LAP grant funded paraeducator position, will, under the supervision of certificated staff, support students in math and literacy. This paraeducator will work with a variety of ages/grades, and in a variety of instructional settings. The paraeducator’s duties may include: small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, preparing materials for a lesson, correcting papers, teaming with other staff. Position may require staff to provide individual student support as determined by the building administrator and/or classroom teacher.

Paraeducators assist teacher(s) and students in English Language Learners (ELL) programs. The focus of the position will be the development of spoken and written language. The paraeducator’s duties include small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, preparing materials for a lesson, correcting papers, teaming, collaboration between general education and special education staff.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KAP bargaining unit working with elementary students in the LAP and ELL Programs. Candidate must have paraeducator skills in monitoring achievement progress in small group settings; KSD trained to provide varied reading and math interventions; and a commitment to communicating collaboratively with teacher colleagues and with paraeducator peers.


  1. AA degree or 90 quarter-hour college credits. Transcripts must on file to be considered for an interview. Completion of the ETS ParaPro Assessment test with a score of 461 or higher will be accepted in lieu of college credits. Proof of score must be submitted as part of your application.


  1. Previous experience with Title and LAP programs
  2. Ability to exhibit multicultural and ethnic understanding and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the school community
  3. Experience working with a diverse student population and the specific school demographics
  4. Must develop positive rapport with students.
  5. Previous experience in working with elementary students
  6. Candidate that is a team player, positive, with good communication skills
  7. Must have strong interpersonal skills working with a team of adults
  8. Candidate needs to be highly flexible and able to establish rapport with staff and elementary children of all ages
  9. Must possess skills and experience in working with limited English speaking students.
  10. Candidate with working knowledge of required ELL data and reports desired.

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