Thank you for your interest in Woodland Public Schools. We believe that one of our greatest assets is our people. We also believe that every one of our staff share the opportunity to help children learn and grow.

Our business is education, and we recruit and help develop the full capacity of a talented, motivated, and diverse workforce, to educate and provide support for all students of Woodland Public Schools.

If you have questions about a career in Woodland Public Schools or the application process please email Vicky Barnes at barnesv@woodlandschools.org, or call 360-841-2702.

See current job opportunities at the bottom of this page.

What is a Paraeducator?

Paraeducator is defined as a school employee who works under the supervision of teachers or other professional practitioners.

Some Paraeducator duties are instructional in nature and provide direct services to students. This could include providing instructional support in a classroom, in small groups, or to individuals. The job titles used to identify these employees may include, among others: paraprofessionals, teacher aides or assistants, educational assistants, instructional assistants, or one on one aides.

Some Paraeducator duties are supervisory in nature. The job titles used to identify these employees may include, among others: recess aide or lunch supervision.

Paraeducators must meet the minimum hiring requirement of either (1) documentation to support an Associate’s Degree or transcripts to verify the comparable equivalence (i.e. 72 college quarter credits or 48 semester credits from an accredited university, college, community college, or business school), or (2) ETS ParaPro Assessment with a passing score of 461. The ETS Parapro Assessment test can be taken at ESD 112 or Lower Columbia College. There are study guides to prepare for the test.

Substitutes

Certificated Substitutes: The current rate of pay for certified substitutes is $165 per day or $96 for a half-day. Certificated subs who complete 25 full workdays (two half days equal one full day) during a semester will receive an increased rate of $180 per day in the next semester.

Classified Substitutes: The current rate of pay is $17.51/hr for Paraprofessional substitutes, $18.31/hr for Diverse Support Paraprofessional (DSP) substitutes, $16.45/hr for Food Service substitutes, $19.36/hr for Custodial substitutes and $19.62/hr for Secretary substitutes. Successful candidates will be required to submit to an employee-paid background check.

Link to FMLA Poster