Paraprofessional, English Language Acquisition

Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO, United States

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Posted Date 7/29/2022



Hours Per Day: 7

Salary Range: New hires will be set at $21.00 per hour. The salary range for internal candidates is $21.00 to $25.73 per hour.

Subjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2022-2023
* Kindergarten
* Grade 01 - First
* Grade 02 - Second
* Grade 03 - Third
* Grade 04 - Fourth
* Grade 05 - Fifth

Essential Functions and Objectives:

- The English Language Acquisition (ELA) General Paraprofessional supports teachers by providing curriculum based English language acquisition educational support to students in designated subject areas. Communicates and coordinates with students and parents (oral and written) about routine issues in their native language. The ELA General Paraprofessional may assist with computer led instruction, student assessment and lesson planning among other duties. Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications: Must be able to communicate in a second language, both orally and in writing. Effective April 10th, 2017, ELA General Assignment Paras for Spanish are required to complete a proficiency exam hosted by Berlitz. The test has two parts, speaking and reading and the candidate must pass in order to be hired for the position. The cost of this test is $70. This cost is eligible for reimbursement if the candidate is hired and becomes an active working DPS Employee. For more information, visit


To see what qualifications are acceptable for this role, please refer to this paraprofessional qualifications guide .

Additional Information:

-Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

-Benefits (including DPS contributions):

-Compensation Structures:

-Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Employment Type
Full time
Instructional Support

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