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S10Z - Paraeducator Reader (TEMP) (Malcolm X Academy ES)

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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 an administrator, assists in the delivery of instruction in a classroom setting with students who have learning differences as determined by an individualized education program (IEP). The primary objective of such assistance is to provide visual support for instructional purposes to a sight-impaired teacher. This employee assists one certificated staff member visually in such areas as 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.

Some positions may require conversational and written skills in a specific language(s) other than English related to the needs of the assignment. An ability to translate and adapt materials to and from English into that language(s) may also be required.

Some positions may require that the employee 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 must work with a sight impaired teacher so that this teacher can meet the learning goals of students with various disabilities/impairments. Duties include explaining and creating visual materials and academic content (i.e. creating tactile presentations of mathematical strategies, explaining to sight impaired teacher what students have written/displayed on paper) and assisting in the implementation of the curriculum designed to serve students with various disabilities.

This position differs from other Para-educator positions as it will be a full-time, eight hour schedule and all services will be directed to the certificated staff member and not in direct support to the student population, except as described in duties 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9, listed below.

Here is the job description for additional information

Salary Information

Beginning Salary: $25.03/hr (including FWEA)

Minimum Qualifications

One of the following: An Associate Degree or higher; or 48 college units and a high school diploma; or passing of CBEST exam and a High School diploma; or passing of CODESP and a high school diploma.

Desired Qualifications

Utilizes knowledge appropriate to satisfy the Distinguishing Characteristics of the class listed above, examples of which may include familiarity with paraprofessional support in a special education setting, instructional media, school organization, and school rules and regulations. Demonstrates competency in performing the following tasks: working with teacher and students with various disabilities/impairments, acting quickly and effectively in emergencies, working with and relating to all individuals within the culturally diverse environment of SFUSD, taking direction well, performing duties while maintaining patience and calm disposition in chaotic settings, is able to self-motivate and dedicate time supporting certificated staff member, active listening skills, flexibility and keen ability to anticipate needs of teacher/class, active communicator, strong observation skills, is computer savvy and has strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, is punctual and accountable and must be able to move between campuses and is able to develop and maintain effective, courteous communications with pupils, staff and public.

Other Information

Temporary assignment beginning in April and goes through end of the 2021-22 SY.

How to Apply

  • Go to: careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application.
  • Go to the “Apply to Jobs” tab to view and apply for specific openings.

Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at paraeducators@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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