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S20D - Para for Deaf/Hard of Hearing - The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer

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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 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 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, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and 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, assists in the direct delivery of instruction in a classroom setting with pupils eligible for special education services under Deaf/Hard of Hearing as determined by an individualized education program (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The primary objective of such assistance is to facilitate access to curriculum content and support learning for mastery through instructional methods and strategies required for a deaf/hard of hearing student. 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 and appropriate software in instructional settings, as well as performing related duties as required. An ability to translate and adapt materials to and from English into that language(s) may also be required if the position has a language suffix. 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.

Distigushing Characteristics:

Under the supervision of a special education teacher/administrator, employee must work with a deaf/hearing-impaired population to perform translations from oral language to sign and from sign to oral language. Duties include assisting in the implementation of the curriculum by facilitating communication designed to serve the deaf/hearing 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
  • Knowledge of sign language systems, deaf culture, and the ability to facilitate communication using sign language as evidenced by fluent use of sign-language through interview process.
  • Continuing education coursework in sign-language preferred.

Other Information

30 hours a week position

Bus duties may be required. 

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 identified deaf/hard of hearing by an IEP/IFSP, 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.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.


Salary Information

Starting at $24.18 per hour + $1.54 FWEA

How to Apply

  • Visit and create a new administrator account to begin your application.
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, references, and administrative credentials/licenses.
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

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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 the 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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