PARAEDUCATORS

WHY SFUSD?

Para is a prefix that comes from the Greek meaning “side by side or beside”. Paraeducators play a fundamental role in supporting teachers in the classroom.

Paraeducators include family liaisons, noon monitors, security aides, teachers’ assistants, to name a few. The positions could range from working in the classroom to monitoring the students during their lunch to supporting the students and families when conflicts arise.

Our SFUSD Core Values resonate deeply with our paras. They remain student-centered, staying focused on our students and their goals. Paraeducators are fearless because they are always willing to take on anything to best support the students. Paraeducators unite the classroom by serving as liaisons between the teachers, students and their families. They advocate for their students. And most of our paraeducators come from the same communities our students call home - bringing the knowledge and willingness to best reflect and support our diverse student population.

 

GROW IN SFUSD

SFUSD's Office of Professional Growth and Development (PGD) supports high quality, student-outcomes-based, and equity-focused learning for teachers, paraeducators, site leaders and central office leaders. Some opportunities include:

  • Teacher Learning and Leadership
  • Paraeducator Learning and Leadership
  • Instructional Coaching​

Paraeducators can also grow within the district through programs like Pathway to Teaching or the Paraeducator-to-Teacher Program. Please feel free to contact the Paraeducator Team with any questions you may have.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

SALARY

Newly hired Special Education paraeducators that are hired between 7/1/21-12/1/21 qualify for a one time $1750 stipend!

SFUSD offers competitive salaries determined by experience, bi-lingual skills, and service to those with special needs. Average starting salary of a Special Education Paraeducator is $23.67/hour. ​​

BENEFITS

  • SFUSD offers highly competitive benefits, including:​
  • Fully subsidized health benefits for individual coverage; Free vision and dental benefits
  • Pre-tax Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter transit program
  • And much more!

For more information about our comprehensive benefits package, take a look at our Summary of Benefits.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR HIRE

The following are minimum requirements for eligibility: 

K-12 Instructional Aide or Substitute:

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed District Instructional Aide Exam; OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed CBEST; OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND 48 college units (official transcripts required); OR
  • Associate's degree or higher

Child Development Program Instructional Aide or Substitute: 

  • ​High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of 6 semester units of Early Childhood Education 

Security Aide:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Noon Monitor: 

  • At least 18 years old

 

APPLY NOW

We are thrilled you're interested in joining SFUSD! If you are interested in a paraeducator role (instructional aide, instructional aide substitute, community relations specialist, security patrol, noon monitor, etc), please apply below. To complete this application, you will need a resume. 

You may save your application and log out at any time, then return later to complete it. After you have applied to each position of interest, the site administrators of each school will review and determine your eligibility, offering an interview only if interested in learning more about your potential fit for their needs. Job postings are updated daily, so we recommend checking frequently for new positions.​

If you have questions about your application or about the process more broadly, please contact us at paraeducators@sfusd.edu.

 

Paraeducator - Frequently Asked Questions 

Paraeducator frequently asked questions are available here.