Welcome to the Portland Public School’s Substitute Paraeducator website. The purpose of this website is to provide information that will support and assist Substitute Paraeducators in PPS.
Paraeducator Substitutes support the instructional program developed and directed by Special Education teacher(s) and/or specialist(s) for students with developmental & educational disabilities from K-12 through age 21. Services may include specially designed instruction and related services, behavioral guidance and/or management, and/or physical management of students. Services are provided, using independent judgment, as assigned, qualified, and appropriate to the Paraeducator role.
To view a video on the role of a special education paraeducator, cut and paste the following link into your web browser:
Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year are being accepted. Please apply via careers.pps.net. Interviews will be by invitation only.