Paraeducator - Elementary - Oakland (23-24)

School Support Oakland, California


Position Summary 

  • Reporting to the school leader & under the direction of the Education Specialist or other certificated employee, the Paraeducator will primarily assist by performing a variety of academic and behavior support duties to individual or small groups of students within the special education classroom, regular classroom and other school settings (both in an in-person classroom setting and virtually).  
  • These duties shall be designed to complement the instructional program to maximize learning opportunities for students in a variety of educational settings.  
  • The Paraeducator will also assist in the establishment and implementation of appropriate classroom and school-wide behavior and assist students to access all aspects of the educational environment of the school and the community. 
  • This role is paid over a 12 month period, including scheduled school breaks and summer break.


Preferred Qualifications 


  • Paid or volunteer experience working with or serving individuals with academic, behavioral, or functional needs preferred.


  • 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 Education Specialist, work with students in small groups or in one-to-one assignments to 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 the implementation of behavior intervention plans which may involve use of approved positive reinforcement strategies, behavior modification, and 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.
  • Provide testing accommodations, including supervising students completing tests in a separate location or during an extended time.
  • Provide the Education Specialist with information on student progress through observation, daily contact, and maintenance of accurate data trackers, student progress records/logs.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe, and cooperative classroom and learning environment.
  • Assist physically disabled students with personal hygiene and grooming functions, including toileting, diapering, eating, dressing, and other self-help skills.
  • Report suspected health problems to the appropriate school personnel.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records and classroom information in accordance with legal requirements and KIPP policies.
  • Maintain instructional program in case of temporary absence of the Education Specialist.
  • Attend and participate in IEP meetings, parent‐teacher conferences, and Student Study Meetings.
  • Maintain professional standards and competence through participation in professional growth opportunities provided by KIPP Bay Area Public Schools and in self‐directed professional growth activities.
  • Consistent & on time attendance during school work hours. 
  • Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations
  • Perform other duties as 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. 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 $20.00 - $24.00 / 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. 

Questions? Email [email protected]