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S10W - Sped Para Community Access/T - SF International HS

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025. 

Who We Want

Under supervision of a teacher/administrator, paraprofessional facilitates access to the community, providing instructional and functional support as determined by an individualized education program (IEP).  The role of the Community Access Transition Program (CAT) paraprofessional is to provide support to students, identified with moderate to severe disabilities, while participating in community based instructional experiences.  The CAT paraprofessional will support students in the community on foot or by public transportation for the majority of the school day.  A CAT paraprofessional serves as a representative for the CAT program, portraying each student’s uniqueness positively at all times.  

The employee assists certificated staff by: implementing lesson plans (activities which include reviewing and correcting the work of pupils), participating in parent conferences, proctoring examinations, keeping relevant records, operating instructional equipment in appropriate instructional settings, as well as performing related duties as required.

A paraprofessional serves as a “public relations” representative for the CAT program. Responsibilities may include an ability to translate and adapt materials to and from English into that language(s) may also be required. 

In positions that require an employee to drive, the employee shall furnish a certificate of clearance from the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to meet District insurability.

Under the supervision of a special education teacher/administrator, employee works with a moderately-severely impaired population between ages 18-22.  Duties include assisting in the implementation of the curriculum and activities designed to serve the severely impaired pupil population.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One of the following: A Associates Degree or higher, or 48 college units and a high school diploma, or passing of CBEST and a high school diploma.
  • Capable of standing for extended periods of time (up to five hours) while in the community with students.

Desired Qualifications

Utilizes knowledge appropriate to satisfy the Distinguishing Characteristics of the class listed above, examples of which may include familiarity with teaching methods, instructional media, test scoring, school organization, and school rules and regulations.  Demonstrates competency in performing the following tasks: working with pupils designated as moderately-severely impaired, able to act quickly and effectively in emergencies, working with and relating to all individuals within the culturally diverse environment of SFUSD, and developing and maintaining effective, courteous communications with pupils, staff and public.

Salary Information

Starting at $24.18 per hour + $1.54 FWEA

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