Open Positions - Five Keys Charter School - San Francisco, Los Angeles, East Bay, Solano — Five Keys Schools and Programs

Substitute Teachers - San Francisco

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-645902
    • Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 22, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: $23.50
    • Site/Location: San Francisco
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Job Description:


Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principals, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.


Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail, today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for TAY youth and adults at 70 locations across California.

Five Keys operates with the goal of restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and community needs---which in turn creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.


The Substitute Teacher will provide instruction to students in various locations. Educational areas include, and is not limited to, math, computer skills, workplace reading and writing, and other high school completion programs and basic skills needed for access to jobs and employment training programs.
  • Plan, prepare, follow, and present lessons effectively
  • Responsible for student academic growth and development in meeting student academic needs by providing appropriate and approved instruction
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to various family and cultural patterns in planning and monitoring classroom activities
  • Maintain a climate conducive to student learning
  • Maintain classroom discipline and apply classroom management strategies
  • Develop and maintain open channels of communication between students and staff
  • Keep records that meet the needs of the students and teachers
  • Maintain professional and orderly classroom environment
  • Collaborate with internal and Sheriff’s Department staff to provide effective learning activities for students
  • Responsible for continuous supervision of students in the classroom throughout the day and report any incidents to Five Keys management staff, and correctional officers as appropriate
  • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during assigned work-time, and accept responsibility for maintaining behavior standards school-wide
  • Maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a desirable safe learning environment in and out of the classroom
  • Provide a classroom climate and learning experience that supports the emotional, physical, social, and mental development of the student
  • Act as a roving substitute to cover classrooms as assigned or directed
  • May be asked to cover one-quarter, half-day, or three-quarter day assignments, as needed
  • May be required to perform period supervision, or cover vacant assignments as needed during the instructional day
  • Abide by Sheriff’s Department and Five Keys policies and procedures
  • Assist regular personnel as needed
  • Perform administrative duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • Read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn restorative justice practices
  • Awareness of the Five Keys student population and the best ways to serve them
  • Ability to maintain strong and appropriate boundaries with personal identifying information when interacting with students or community or program partners, and while at any school location or community or program partner site
  • Exceptional written communication skills; ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision in written documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn new things and adapt to constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced problem-solving skills; tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns

This position typically requires:

  • Possession of current and valid Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit
  • Successful completion of the California Basic Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
  • Frequent talking and hearing conversations
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and sitting
  • Frequent talking and hearing conversations
  • Occasional reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to follow oral directions in emergency situations
  • Travel to multiple sites required
  • Clear TB test results dated within 60 days of hire to be submitted within 10 days of hire required
  • Must be willing and able to work in a correctional facility and travel throughout the area to community sites, including passing a background check for jail clearance
  • Work environment varies from site to site. There is some personal safety risk working with the at-risk population
  • Moderate noise level

Five Keys Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.