• Substitute Paraeducators

    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.


    Employment Opportunities

    Substitute Paraeducators are valued members of the Portland Public Schools community who play an integral role in supporting our students and schools every day. Working as a Substitute with Portland Public Schools requires a high level of flexibility and adaptability, as Substitutes are eligible to work throughout the district in any school, any subject, and any grade level. Substitute Paraeducators work a flexible schedule on an as-needed basis, and have the ability to assign themselves to jobs via the Absence Management system. 

    Substitute Paraeducators support the instructional program developed and directed by Special Education teacher(s) and/or specialist(s) for students with developmental and 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. Substitute Paraeducators can be placed in a variety of classrooms and grade levels. 


    Portland Public Schools has a competitive hiring process for our Substitute Paraeducator pool. In order to be considered for a Substitute Paraeducator position, you must submit your application to the current Substitute Paraeducator job posting. To apply for a Substitute Paraeducator position, please visit careers.pps.net and search for job ID 26085.


    We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 School Year. Interviews will be by invitation only and will begin in late July/early August.

    For any questions, please contact the PPS Substitute Office at ppssub@pps.net. For more information regarding the online application process, please review the Online Application FAQs & Resources.