Paraeducator – Court/Community Schools
About the EmployerThank you for your interest in the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE). SMCOE employees share a vision of equity and excellence in education for every student, educator, and school. Children and youth are at the heart of our work, and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive, supportive workplace where staff have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. San Mateo County is home to 23 school districts, serving 85,000 students, and a robust early learning community. SMCOE and its staff have been recognized widely for their innovative and effective approaches to addressing challenging issues facing schools and students. SMCOE welcomes and embraces individuals from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, immigration statuses, and religions. At SMCOE, equity means providing every learner aged 0-22 with the education and support needed to thrive in school, career, and life, and every staff member with opportunities to grow and further deepen their impact. SMCOE is seeking employees who share our vision and commitment to excellence and equity in education for all students. To achieve equity, SMCOE commits to: • Interrupt inequitable practices and replace them with equity-driven, transparent systems; • Improve outcomes for historically and currently underserved student groups, building on the assets, strengths and talents that they and their families possess; • Continue to educate ourselves so we are better able to confront and dismantle systemic inequities;• Center voices of those that have been historically marginalized and underserved, engaging a broad range of educational and community partners, in decision-making, determining priorities.
THE MERIT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION
The San Mateo County Office of Education has utilized the Merit System since 1966 to ensure that classified employees are selected, promoted and retained without favoritism or prejudice. The Personnel Commission oversees a Civil Service (Merit) System of personnel management for San Mateo County Office of Education employees. The Merit System is a method of personnel management which is designed to promote the efficiency and economy of the workforce and the good of the public by providing for the selection and retention of employees, promotional opportunities, in-service training, and other related matters on the basis of merit, fitness, and the principle of "like pay for like work."
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist a teacher in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of court or community school students in a classroom environment; assist in the preparation of instructional materials and implementation of lesson plans; perform a variety clerical duties in support of classroom and program activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Assist a teacher in reinforcing instruction to individual or small groups of students enrolled in court or community school programs; monitor and oversee student drills, practices and assignments in various subjects; confer with the teacher concerning lesson plans and materials to meet student needs.Assist students in completing classroom assignments, homework and projects in various subject areas; assure student understanding of classroom rules and procedures; assist students by answering questions, providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude and general guidance.Perform a variety of clerical duties in support of classroom activities such as preparing, typing, duplicating and filing instructional materials; take student attendance as assigned; grade student tests and assignments and record grades as required.
Requirements / Qualifications
Complete at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education (college level) OR Obtained an associate's (or higher) degree OR Met (pass) an assessment that demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to assist in teaching reading, writing, and mathematics OR reading, writing, and mathematics readiness. Classroom environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office and classroom equipment. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students. Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities. Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.HAZARDS:Contact with dissatisfied or abusive students.
The examination process for this classification may consist of: 1. A tentative written in-person examination: October 4, 20232. A tentative oral board virtual examination: October 11, 2023
Total Compensation Package: Placement on salary schedule. If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $1,225.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance. The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis. If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $300.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance. A vision plan (VSP) is also available. Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). This position is represented by California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter No. 158. Pursuant to Article 2 of the CSEA 158 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the County Office shall deduct in accordance with the CSEA dues and fees schedule from the wages of all employees.
OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS:
Accrual of sick leave15 paid holidaysCALPERS Employer Contribution Commuter BenefitTuition Reimbursement
Closing Date/Time: 2024-09-15