Tonasket School District

Positions Opening: 2 Special Education Paraeducators

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill two Special Education Paraeducator positions starting the 2019/20 school year.


Apply immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district’s website at the link below. Instructions for completing the online application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.


Special Education Paraeducator

DEPARTMENT: Special Education

REPORTS TO: Special Education Director

WORK DAYS: Monday – Friday, 7 Hours per Day


Under the supervision of a certificated teacher, assists supervising teacher in the development of student services and subsequently implements those designated services daily to assigned students.


  1. Regularly lift 40-50 pounds individually or push over 100 pounds.

  2. Assist in student’s educational plan including development and implementation.

  3. Prepares various teaching aids for student instruction as directed by the teacher.

  4. Implement and assist with behavior management programs as directed by the teacher.

  5. Be aware and responsive of medical needs of students; first aid certified.

  6. Assist students with eating and/or toileting needs if necessary.

  7. Efficiently manage required forms, data collection and record keeping.

  8. Assist with loading and unloading of students from buses.

  9. Maintains sanitization of room, instructional area, equipment and utensils.

  10. Food Handlers Card; ability to instruct students in general life skill activities (cooking, cleaning, laundry, self-help activities and custodial).

  11. Provide supervision in school environment; playground, cafeteria or other areas.

  12. Ability to work with and take direction from multiple staff.

  13. Provide necessary health care interventions as directed. (Examples: medications intermittent catheterization, airway maintenance, range of motion, feeding tubes, etc.)

  14. Demonstrate professional behaviors in action and appearance at all times.

  15. Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  16. Other duties as assigned.


Supervises individual and groups of students when the teacher is not present.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. AA degree (Not AAS Technical Degree) or 72 quarter or 48 semester college credits OR

  2. Successful passage of the State Assessment Test.

  3. First Aid/CPR/AED card.

  4. Food Handlers Card.

  5. Right Response or comparable training.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, write simple correspondence and effectively present information to students.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret a variety of graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and deal with problems involving variables in a positive and constructive fashion.


  1. Work with severely handicapped children.

  2. Interact in a positive constructive way with the public and other staff is required.

  3. Tell where sound is coming from is essential in this job.

  4. Meet multiple demands from several people.

  5. Develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

  6. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  7. Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

  8. Positive and professional demeanor with staff, students, and community.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift up to 40-50 pounds, individually push or pull over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. This position may have a greater risk of exposure to infection and injury at a greater risk than other paraprofessional positions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery in some vocational settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

  • Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.

  • Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket 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 the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email:

El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminación: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electrónico: