2021-2022 Instructional Aide/Paraeducator (San Jose)

School Support San Jose, California


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California 

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 16 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. 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. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Position Overview

  • Under the direction of the School Leader or other certificated employee, the Instructional/Behavioral 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.
  • These duties shall be designed to complement the instructional program to maximize the learning opportunity for the inclusion student. The Instructional/Behavioral 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to...

  • Model KIPP values
  • Be committed to being an anti-racist educator
  • 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.
  • 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 an Education Specialist.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications and Desired Characteristics

  • Associates degree required, Bachelor's degree required for advancement to a teaching role. 
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with or serving individuals with exceptional needs or behavioral deficits is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Detail-oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Public Schools Northern California and our students.


We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. Although KIPP does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

 Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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