Paraeducator (Instructional & Classroom Support Tech 1)

Snohomish County Head Start   Lynnwood, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 13, 2023
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Paraeducator (Instructional & Classroom Support Tech 1)

Job ID 12060
Location Edmonds College Head Start
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Position Overview

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

SALARY:   $3,167 - 3,558 per month (for 9.5 months each year)

LOCATION: Lynnwood, WA 


The purpose of the Mental Health & Disabilities Paraeducator is to support a program-wide culture that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health.  The Mental Health & Disabilities Paraeducator performs a variety of coaching, classroom support, and administrative duties to assist the Teacher/Family Advocates, Home Visitors, and Mental Health & Disabilities Specialist in their work with children.  This position is full time, cyclical, and reports to the Mental Health & Disabilities Specialist.


  • Implement Pyramid Model Strategies of positive behavior intervention and supports
  • Model strategies for teaching staff
  • Consult on student behavior
  • Coach staff in using positive behavior support strategies
  • Perform individual and group training
  • Attend IEP/IFSP meetings, if needed
  • Provide temporary one-on-one support to children while Teacher/Family Advocate or Home Visitor is meeting with parents, in the classroom or in the family’s home
  • Complete disability reports as needed
  • Database monitoring and entry
  • Other duties as assigned

Edmonds invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below. 


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • State ECE certificate (34 credit program)
  • 2 years of work experience with 0-5 year olds

 (See Conditions of Employment section for additional requirements.)



Work is typically performed in an early childhood education environment. Must be able to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on the floor, lift approximately 50 pounds, sit in a child's size chair, and move quickly from multiple positions and levels.  Excellent communication skills are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and will include communication with people for whom English is not their first language.  Those who are multilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.  Must be able to transport self to home visits and off-site trainings and meetings.



Monday - Friday: 40 hours per week



Salary range 39.  Beginning salary is $30,086 - $33,801 annually (divided between 9.5 months each year), with progressive increases to $39,111, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options, and more. Vacation and leave package includes 9 sick days per year, 9 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave days, and 10.5 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 18.75 vacation days per year).



  • Must be able to transport self to off-site trainings and meetings
  • Required vaccines:  TDap, MMR, Hep B series, COVID-19
  • Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  • Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct



All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete: 

1. Current resume. 

2. Names and contact information for three references. 

3. For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form. 


Important, if this posting is on an external website other than or Edmonds College Job Opportunities  please follow one of these links to apply. Applying via an external webpage will not enter our application system.




Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit 


Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. 


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at