Instructional Aide - Elementary School - San Francisco (23-24) ($1,000 Signing Bonus)

School Support San Francisco, California


Position Summary

  • Under the direction of the School Leader or other certificated employee, the Instructional Aide will assist by performing a variety of instructional support duties to individual or small groups of students within the special education setting or regular classroom (both in an in-person classroom setting and virtually).  
  • These duties shall be designed to complement the instructional program to maximize the learning opportunity for the inclusion student. 
  • The Instructional Aide will also assist in the establishment and implementation of appropriate classroom and school-wide behavior and perform a routine of clerical tasks as assigned.
  • This role is paid over a 12 month period, including scheduled school breaks and summer break.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Paid or volunteer experience working with students or children in an academic or behavioral support setting.


  • Title I paraprofessionals whose duties include instructional support must have:
  • High school diploma or the equivalent, and
  • A.A. degree or
  • B.A. degree (or minimum 48 units in process) or
  • Pass the ETS ParaPro Assessment (passing score = 460)

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Commitment to KIPP mission and vision
  • Commitment to being an anti-racist educator
  • Believe all students can achieve at the highest academic levels
  • Possess strong content area knowledge 
  • Strong skills building relationships with students, families, and communities 
  • Communicate well with students, families, and colleagues
  • Have proficient knowledge of Google Suite applications (Google Classroom, Hangout, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Have the ability to learn and utilize instructional technology to support in-class and distance learning when needed (i.e. Zoom, Nearpod) 
  • Bilingual in languages that reflect our student populations (preferred)

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, work with students in small groups or in one-to-one assignments to tutor, reinforce, or follow up learning activities in core academic, language, and/or specialized subject areas (for both in-class instruction and distance learning).
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe, and cooperative classroom and learning environment.
  • Prepare and set up instructional materials and/or equipment for use in classroom activities; maintain instructional material and equipment.
  • Assist classroom teachers in creating curriculum modifications for students.
  • Provide testing accommodations, including supervising students completing tests in a separate location or during an extended time.
  • Review and correct student work assignments.
  • Assist in the implementation of behavior intervention plans which may involve use of approved positive reinforcement strategies, behavior modification, other skills or knowledge to establish and maintain appropriate behaviors.
  • Facilitate and support social interactions and foster the development of positive relationships between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.
  • Assist all students by modeling appropriate behavior and attitudes and providing emotional support and general guidance.
  • Support students to be active participants on field trips and school assemblies or productions.
  • Support students in community- based life skills activities such as using public transportation, shopping, and ordering food as directed by Education Specialist.
  • Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands

Physical: Ability to navigate school and classroom settings. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. Physical agility to move self in various positions in order to execute duties effectively, which may include kneeling, walking, pushing/pulling, squatting, twisting, turning, bending, stooping and reaching overhead.

Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.

Environmental: School and classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations.


This is a full-time, 40 hour a week, non-exempt position based on a school year calendar cycle and time off policy, located at our school sites.

This role is paid over a 12 month period, including scheduled school breaks and summer break.


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of free, public charter schools open to all students. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

We value the dedication, hard work, and passion that our teachers bring each day. KIPP Northern California supports you with professional development, coaching, and collaboration. We offer competitive pay and benefits that reflect the appreciation we have for our teachers and their dedication to students

Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity



KIPP Northern California is dedicated to you and your family's well-being! We offer a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.

We benchmark annually against school districts and charter schools in the regions where we operate, to offer competitive salaries. The salary range for this position is $19.71 - $23.41 / hour. This role is paid over a 12 month period, including scheduled school breaks and summer break.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

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