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Student Support Program Specialist - MLK Beacon

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Director
Salary range: 
$22 to $27 per hour

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About the Job

Bayview YMCA is seeking to fill positions at MLK Jr Middle School Beacon - 350 Girard St, San Francisco, CA 94134

The Student Support Specialist is responsible for cultivating a positive and mutually beneficial school day/afterschool program partnership during structured and unstructured times of the school day. They should be adept at working in a fast-paced environment with students of color and thinking fast on their feet. During after school hours, the Student Support Specialist is responsible for running a classroom of approximately 20 students during enrichment and homework time. During the school day, the Student Support Specialist works in consult with the instructional leadership of the school to serve the needs of our schools lowest performing students and English Learners by providing academic/socio-emotional interventions during the school day. Additionally, this staff will work in coordination with the MLK Family Resource Center managing a caseload of families and supporting them through the barrier removal processes to address their needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aide requirement: An AA degree or higher OR Official transcripts reflecting 48 college units and a high school diploma/equivalent or Completion of CBEST and a high school diploma/equivalent OR Completion of CODESP and a high school diploma/equivalent OR take equivalency exam
  • Two or more years’ experience working with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural middle school youth
  • A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience
  • Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point community, its residents, and a desire to make a difference
  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development
  • Experience teaching specific content area(s)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/communication skills
  • Ability to engage with middle school youth and build meaningful relationships with them.
  • Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth
  • Team player with proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio economic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB test clearance
  • YMCA approved CPR/First Aid Certification

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • 23 years or older
  • BA/BS in education or related field
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog
  • Three or more years’ experience working with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural middle school youth
  • Understanding and experience with Trauma-Informed Systems in a school setting







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees