San Carlos School District

Special Education Para-Educator - FTE.75 (2 positions)

Child Care Services
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled
$17.70-$21.56 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.

Ideal Candidate





Under general supervision of the Special Education teacher and the Special Education Director performs a variety of instructional activities; to provide intensified learning experiences for students in assigned areas; to provide a variety of clerical and supportive tasks for teachers and students, and to do related work as required.



  • Assists instructional personnel with the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises
  • Tutors individuals and small groups of students in activities such as drill, practice, repetition
  • Oversees and supervises students during classroom activities, while on the playground and on study trips
  • Assists in development of a variety of instructional materials
  • Administers selected tests
  • Maintains student records and files
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties such as filing, typing, and copying materials
  • Maintains student control and implement behavior management strategies
  • Assists in maintaining a neat, orderly and attractive learning environment
  • Participates in in-service activities
  • Assist students with personal care needs
  • May accompany mainstreamed/full inclusion students to regular classrooms as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality of school records and information
  • Perform student assessment activities including, administration of tests, scoring tests and written work
  • Assure health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures
  • Escort students from the classroom to resource rooms and other programs
  • Assists with student supplementary assignments and supervise independent work
  • Learn and apply positive behavior techniques; receive training as provided to meet specialized needs
  • Confer with teacher(s) concerning programs and materials to meet student needs
  • Supervise students while the teacher is out of the classroom for a limited time
  • Supervise students on playground/athletic courts and in the cafeteria
  • May require monitoring of students in a general education classroom
  • Some positions in this classification may require assisting students with special and daily activities such as toileting, grooming and dressing
  • In emergency situations or drills will perform other duties as assigned
  • Other related duties as assigned




  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and math
  • General classroom procedures and equipment
  • First aid and safety practices
  • Student behavior and characteristics
  • Techniques used in behavior management
  • Routine record keeping
  • Specific subject area content as assignment
  • Clerical skills – typing proficiency desirable
  • Basic subjects taught in the District’s schools, including math, reading, English, language arts and writing



  • Understand the specific needs of the children in the program to which assigned
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Work independently on own initiative with routine guidance
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with children, teachers and co-workers
  • Gain the confidence of the children and supervise them in educational and recreational situations
  • Learn to use computers to support classroom activities
  • Learn and utilize basic methods and procedures to be followed in an instructional setting
  • Learn and apply basic first aid techniques and practices
  • Use good judgment and decision making skills
  • Display interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Assists students in a variety of subject areas and activities
  • Assist with the development of students’ social skills based on individual needs




  • A work history demonstrating reliability and good attendance.
  • Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by courses in office practices and computer programs. 



  • Indoor and outdoor work environment.



  • Facility to see, distinguish colors and read printed materials.
  • Able to conduct verbal conversation in English
  • Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels.)
  • Able to stand and walk on uneven terrain such as playground
  • Able to squat, twist, stoop, kneel, and bend and reach overhead.
  • Able to sit and stand for sustained periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds frequently and thirty (30) pounds occasionally to shoulder height.
  • Able to push and pull objects weighing up to thirty (30) pounds.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder external rotation and internal rotation.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder abduction and adduction.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for elbow flexion and extension.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for shoulder extension and flexion.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for back lateral flexion.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for hip flexion and extension.
  • Able to exhibit full range of motion for knee flexion.
  • Able to demonstrate manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position.






Board Adopted: April 14, 2016


LOCATION:   Brittan Acres and Heather

START DATE: Brittan Acres position to start ASAP, Heather position will start January 8, 2018.

WORK YEAR: 2017-18 School Year, 30 hours per week, 10 months per Year

                       Exact Shift to be determined, based on assigned school site.

             (Employee will bank 15 min per week to attend a one hour monthly professional development training)



Health & Welfare Benefits

 This is a CSEA union position

Special Instructions

Classified application and resume

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