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Student Attendant - Friendship School

About the Employer

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) serves the region's most vulnerable students, and supports school leaders, teachers, and students across the county. We support about 780 schools and nearly 500,000 students, including the children we educate each year through our Juvenile Court and Community Schools. SDCOE provides a variety of services for the 42 school districts, 129 charter schools, and five community college districts in the county. Our mission is inspiring and leading innovation in education and our North Star goal over the next several years is to reduce the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch as part of a larger effort to elevate the needs of historically underserved students and families. To learn more about SDCOE and the North Star Goal, please visit: To learn more about working at SDCOE, please visit:

Job Summary

The San Diego County Office Education is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a Student Attendant at Friendship School in Imperial Beach, CA. Friendship School is a special education school that serves students who have multiple severe disabilities with health impairments. The school is operated by the San Diego County Office of Education, and is affiliated with the South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Friendship School serves as many as 50 students between the ages of 3 and 22. The current position will work 201 days, six hours per day, and will offer the classified support benefits package. Under immediate supervision, the Student Attendant performs duties of average difficulty in caring for children and young adults who have severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities in a program of instruction, provides clerical and instructional assistance to special education teachers, and performs maintenance and custodial duties involved in tending the needs of students including feeding, dressing, toileting, and movement.


Requirements / Qualifications

This position requires a valid Food Handlers Card issued by the San Diego County Department of Health Services within 30 days of appointment. This training and certification will be provided by the site within the first 30 days of appointment. In addition, American Red Cross or American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR certificate is required at time of appointment.

In addition, in order to satisfy the paraprofessional requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

• Completed at least 48 semester units at an accredited college or university or

• Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree

• Passage of an SDCOE assessment test of the reading, mathematics, and instructional requirements.


To be considered for this position, you must individually attach the following items to your completed EDJOIN Application: 

• Resume, detailing education and experience 

• Proof of ESSA completion 

-- copy of transcripts or degree 

-- see above 

• Copy of First Aid and CPR certification 

The results of this recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill the current vacancy and any other vacancies in this classification for the next six months. 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, and because equitable access and opportunity are essential to a just, educated society, SDCOE employee commitments include being respectful of differences and diverse perspectives, and being accountable for one’s actions and the resulting impact.


Comments and Other Information

Join our amazing team! 
The San Diego County Office of Education is a collaborative organization 
that works toward a future without boundaries for our students. 
We are passionate about equity for students and employees, support innovative learning, 
offer great employee benefits, and professional growth opportunities! 

Please note that your completed online application must include all of the required supplemental documentation. Employment with the San Diego County Office of Education is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer background check and physical exam, which includes a drug screening. The San Diego County Office of Education is an equal opportunity employer.