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San Francisco Unified School District

Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA
  • Posted On

    April 6, 2018
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    Not Specified
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary


Job Description

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21 st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014 SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want 

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. SFUSD is seeking educators in all content areas for the 2018-2019 school year. We have high need for teachers in the following areas:

● Bilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish)

● Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education)

● Physical Education

● Math

● Science

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teachers work under the supervision of site or central office administrators and in collaboration with their school staff, families and community and are responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below:

1. Support School-Wide Academic Performance Goals

2. Deliver Rigorous Instruction to all Students

3. Develop a Culturally Responsive Classroom Environment

4. Improve Standards of Practice for Self and Colleagues

5. Build Connections with Families and Community to Support Student Learning

6. Other duties as assigned by the principal and/or school site administrators

The length of the work year for all teachers is 184 days of service, except department heads and deans/head counselors have 189 days of service. Principal expectations vary by school site. You may access and read individual school profiles and academic plans at the following link:

Minimum Requirements

Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credential. This is a pool position for the 2018-19 school year. Please apply if you are interested in being considered for DHH positions across SFUSD.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:

● Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials

● Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents

● City and state programs for housing assistance:

● Teacher Next Door Program:

● Extra Credit Home Purchase Program:

● Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers and

● Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high need schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching high need subject areas.

How to Apply

● Go to:

● Create an account and complete an application. SFUSD looks very carefully at the entire application, including the short answer response

● Go to the “Jobs” tab to view and apply for specific openings.

Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district and current selection criteria. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit For other questions, contact us at

San Francisco Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SFUSD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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