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

Special Education Paraprofessional- Temporary Assignment

    • Job Tracking ID: 512638-673633
    • Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 11, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Salary: $19.00- $22.00
    • Site/Location: 3845 Selig Pl, Los Angeles CA 90031; other Los Angeles County sites as needed
    • Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, hours vary from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week
    • Reports to: Director of Special Education
    • Union: Non-Union
    • On-site Hours/Week: 37.5
    • Other Ino: Los Angeles
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Job Description:


Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principles, 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.


Under supervision of a credentialed Education Specialist (Special Education teacher), assists in the direct delivery of instruction in a classroom setting. The primary objective of such assistance is to affect learning for mastery by implementing both developmental and remedial methods in basic skill areas and content areas. The employee assists certificated staff by: implanting lesson plans (activities which include reviewing and correcting the work of students), proctoring examinations, keeping relevant records, operating instructional equipment in appropriate instructional settings, as well as performing related duties as required.


  • Duties focus on implementing the core curriculum for the basic skill areas of math, reading, and writing
  • Assist in planning lessons and preparing instructional materials
  • Tutor individuals or small groups of students in specific skill and/or content areas
  • Conduct planned lessons with assigned groups in the classroom or other assigned educational location(s)
  • Assist in explaining subject matter to students
  • Administer tests and examinations, and reviews, corrects, and re-reviews assignments
  • Prepare, operate, and maintain instructional equipment and supplies such as audiovisual equipment, computers, and others as needed
  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline in order to provide a positive learning environment
  • Enforce classroom and school rules
  • Assist in behavior management and discipline
  • Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:


  • Familiarity with teaching methods, instructional media, test scoring, school organization, and school rules and regulations
  • Demonstrates competency in working with students
  • Skilled in MS Office, phone, internet, and email, and be able to learn and use SIS
  • Work with and relate to all individuals within the culturally diverse environment
  • Develop and maintain effective, courteous communications with students, staff, and the public
  • 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:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent, and
  • Two years of college (48 units), or
  • Associate’s degree (or higher), or
  • Pass the CBEST


  • 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 throughout LA County required
  • Clear TB Risk Assessment (or results, as needed) 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
  • 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.