Paraeducator Careers

Paraeducator Careers

Quality schools offer engaging and challenging programs, caring and committed staff, strong and visible leaders, and instruction differentiated to meet each child’s needs. Our SFUSD paraeducators are instructional aides, student & family resource personnel, security aides, and other staffing personnel who are integral parts of the district’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life

We review paraeducator applications on an ongoing basis, and will contact you if your skills and experience are a match for the position.


Eligibility for Hire

The following are minimum requirements* for eligibility: 

K-12 Special Education Instructional Aide or Substitute:

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed District Instructional Aide Exam; OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed CBEST; OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND 48 college units (official transcripts required); OR
  • Associate's degree or higher

Child Development Program Instructional Aide or Substitute: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of 6 semester units of Early Childhood Education 

Security Aide:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Noon Monitor: 

  • At least 18 years old

*Roles not listed above will have position-specific minimum requirements.

Open Positions

Upcoming Events

See our upcoming events below.

July 19, 2023 - Special Education Instructional Aide Hire Day, 4:30PM at 555 Franklin Street (RSVP)

Contact Information

Contact for General Information

For more information about paraeducator positions with SFUSD, please submit a ticket to

We have also created a Paraeducator interest form, for candidates who would like to notify our team of their interest in future opportunities. The Paraeducator interest form can be accessed HERE.

This page was last updated on June 15, 2023