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Paraprofessional Careers

The SFUSD Human Resources Paraprofessional Office is responsible for hiring highly qualified Instructional Aides, Special Education and Child Development Instructional Aide Substitutes, Security Aides, Community Relations Specialists, Parent Liaisons and Noon Monitors to support SFUSD schools and students through the process of recruitment and selection.  Our commitment to employees and candidates is to provide employment services and information including classification, compensation, benefits and leaves.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly by Human Resources.

Upcoming Recruiting Events

  • October 18, Skyline College, 11am-1pm - learn about all opportunities in the district - both classified and certificated.  
  • October 27, John O'Connell High School, 5:00-7:00pm - learn about the pathway to becoming a paraprofessional or ExCEL After School Instructor, and conduct Interviews with SFUSD administrators and ExCEL partners who are actively hiring. RSVP here

Required Documents for Hire

Work clearance requires the following documents for all paraprofessional positions:

  • Fingerprint check (scheduled by Human Resources).  A photo ID and $49.00 money order payable to SFUSD. Fingerprint clearance is mandatory prior to working.
  • Current negative TB test (within 60 days)
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card (original must be presented)

Additional documents required for K-12 Instructional Aide/Substitute  positions:

One of the following:

  • An AA degree or higher or
  • Official transcripts reflecting 48 college units and a high school diploma/equivalent or
  • Completion of CBEST and a high school diploma/equivalent or
  • Completion of District Aide Exam and a high school diploma/equivalent

 Additional documents required for Child Development Program Instructional Aides/Substitutes: 

  • High school diploma/equivalent
  • Completion of 6 Semester Units of Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Exam

 Additional documents required for Security Aide positions:

  • High school diploma/equivalent

Additional documents required for Community Relations Specialists and Parent Liaisons:

  • As specified on job posting
  • Resume

Benefits as SFUSD Paraprofessionals: 

  • Opportunities to enroll in free healthcare and dental coverage
  • Paid professional development opportunities

While we can't respond individually to every applicant, we will review all applications carefully and contact you if your skills and experience are a match for the position.