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Paraeducator – Student Succes

May 8, 2023

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The Opportunity:

Rooted School Vancouver will be the fourth public school to open in the Rooted School network and the first in Washington state. Southwest Washington projects more than 1,600 job openings in IT and STEM every year without enough local talent to meet that growth. Rooted Vancouver seeks to change that by offering a broad range of Industry Based Credentials and work-based learning opportunities for students during high school. After four years with us, students have a chance to earn a college acceptance in one hand and a job offer in the other.

Overview of the Role:

As a Paraeducator for Student Success, you will play a crucial role in supporting all students to achieve their full potential. You will collaborate with a team of passionate educators, working closely with students and faculty to ensure that every student receives the support and resources they need to thrive.

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

The Foundation of How We Work Together

  • We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s mission
  • We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)
  • We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity, and strong initiative)
  • We want teammates who have experience serving in a low-income or high-needs population or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population
  • We want teammates who are deeply invested in restorative practices for our scholars and team

Areas of Responsibility Include (but are not limited to):

As a founding member of Rooted’s School Team, the Paraeducator for Student Success will be responsible for the core set of duties listed below, and you will also need to have a “whatever it takes” approach to the work, wearing many hats and diving in to ensure the success of our scholars wherever needed.

You will be responsible for providing direct academic and behavioral support to special education and general education scholars in individual and small group settings.

  1. Collaborate with teachers and support staff to implement Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other student accommodations.
  2. Assist in the development and implementation of behavioral and academic intervention plans.
  3. Monitor scholar progress and provide regular updates to teachers and support staff.
  4. Participate in ongoing professional development and training to stay current with best practices in special education and general education.
  5. Foster a positive, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for all scholars.
  6. Assist in the facilitation of work-based learning opportunities and industry-based credentials for scholars.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned, with a “whatever it takes” approach to ensuring the success of our scholars.


  • A deep commitment to Rooted’s mission and values.
  • 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in a school setting.
  • Experience working with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively work with a diverse population.
  • Bilingual preferred but not required.
  • A passion for restorative practices and a commitment to fostering a positive school culture.


Job Type: Full-time, 36 hours per week

Salary Range: $22 – $25 per hour, based on experience

To Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, please click on the following link and submit an application to our Application Review Committee. If you have any questions please contact us at

Rooted School Vancouver (RSV) values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Rooted School Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Steven Carney, Founding Executive Director

Mailing Address: 2005 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 200, Camas, WA  98607-7475



Rooted School Vancouver

Job Status


Grade Level

High School

Job Type

Instructional Assistant


Vancouver, WA


To Apply

If you're as excited about this role as we are, please submit an application to our Application Review Committee.