Company Details

Denver Public Schools


Substitute Special Education Paraprofessional

Hours Per Day: Flexible Schedule – varied hours based on assignment
Salary Range: New hires will be set at $21.00 per hour
School Year: 2022-23

Essential Functions and Objectives:

The Special Education Substitute Paraprofessional supports teachers in meeting the behavioral, social-emotional, physical and daily living needs of students with severe/profound disabilities primarily in school settings, but also in the community. May assist with lifting and transporting of students, as well as daily living activities such as toileting, diapering, feeding, and personal hygiene as trained and directed.

Daily assignments are not always available or known in advance. Availability, flexibility, and ability to communicate effectively regarding your schedule are required.

Ensure the health and safety of our students, families, and staff by observing to the following health protocols:

DPS is working closely with our Health Partners to ensure the health and safety of our students, families, and staff. We will be following their guidance for how we will welcome everyone back to school. Update guidelines will be found


Benefits of a Substitute Paraprofessional:
  • Flexible schedules – work the days and hours you want to work
  • Work in different schools and areas of Denver
  • Colorado PERA retirement plan
  • Great way to learn about careers in education and get your foot in the door for full time opportunities

Education Requirements:

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

paraprofessional qualifications guide.

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.

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