La Cañada Unified School District

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Classified: Paraprofessional I and II

Classified: Paraprofessional I and II
Various Locations
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Description of Paraprofessional I Position: Under the supervision of the site administrator, the Paraprofessional I assists with supervision of students in various settings and the preparation of instructional materials. Examples of duties may be copying of materials, supervision of students at recess, during lunch, in the physical education class, in a Kindergarten class, at the car drop-off and pick-up lines, etc. Paraprofessional I employees that work as a Kindergarten aide or Physical Education aide will receive direction from the teacher.

Description of Paraprofessional II Position: Under the supervision of a site administrator with direction from the teacher, administrator or designee, assists with activities, such as individualized and group instruction of students, preparation of instructional materials, and supervision of students in specialized programs. This position also may require (with assistance), the ability to physically assist in moving a student throughout their daily transitions at school.

1. Previous Experience: At least one year of experience of working with school-aged children. For paraprofessional II applicants, it is desirable to have experience working with students in specialized programs with specialized needs, including communication and physical disabilities.
2. Education: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade. For Paraprofessional II positions, candidates must pass the District’s basic skills test. Will accept CBEST test scores in lieu of test.

Work Calendar: Daily work hours range from 3.0 to 3.75 hours per day (weekdays); Ten-month school year calendar for 2019-20. The first work day for the 2019-20 school year is August 14, 2019 and the last work day for paraprofessionals is June 3, 2020.
Salary & Benefits for Paraprofessional I: Placement on salary range 19 is dependent on experience as a paraprofessional and educational level completed. The wage range is $1,017.89 - $1,624.89 per month, which is commensurate to $15.66 - $20.00 per hour.

Salary & Benefits for Paraprofessional II: Placement on salary range 23 is dependent on experience as a paraprofessional and education level completed. The wage range is $1,124.79 - $1,794.59 per month, which is commensurate to $17.30 - $22.09 per hour.

These positions are not eligible to participate in the District's medical benefits plans.
Basic Skills Test (for Paraprofessional II candidates only):
Any paraprofessional II applicant who has not passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), or who does not possess a valid teaching credential, must arrange with the Human Resources Department to take the District’s basic skills test. Testing candidates are given two hours to complete a test composed of 110 questions in the areas of basic math, reading comprehension, etc. No electronic devices are allowed in the testing room. The candidate must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly to pass the test. He/She will be allowed to retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass the test.

If it will be necessary for the testing applicant to take the District’s basic skills test, please schedule a testing appointment immediately upon submitting an application. The Human Resources Department is available to administer tests Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call Christine Golder in Human Resources at (818) 952-8072 to schedule a testing appointment.

Application Procedure:
1. Applicants may submit a District classified application (available to print from the “Human Resources, Applications” page at or may submit an electronic application through the posting on EdJoin ( For either application, please attach a resume with current references (with contact information) and CBEST test results (if available for Paraprofessional II candidates). Letters of recommendation are welcome. Mailed applications may be sent to the following address:

Christine Golder, Personnel Technician
La Cañada Unified School District
4490 Cornishon Avenue
La Cañada, CA 91011

2. After the screening of all applications and review of all testing materials (if applicable), selected candidates will be contacted regarding a personal interview.
Contact Christine Golder
Phone: (818) 952-8072
Fax: (818) 952-8309
4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada, CA 91011