Date Posted May 08, 2024
Industry Other Teaching Jobs
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Our Assistant Teacher position is primarily responsible for assisting with student instruction and behavioral supports in the Minnick Schools – a system of private day schools for students with special needs.  We are looking for motivated individuals that desire to affect positive change in young people’s lives through daily classroom and community-based instruction.


  • High School diploma/ GED with minimum of one year’s experience in working with students who receive special education services, mental health and/or other direct services.
  • Basic computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Virginia Drivers’ License and proof of insurance if assigned driver.  
  • Satisfactory Driving Record.
  • Ability to understand and build rapport with students with special needs.
  • 10-month position (190 days) with option for summer school with extra pay.


  • Assist teacher with classroom management, academic instruction, and behavioral support.
  • Implement behavior intervention plans and strategies as directed.
  • With provided training, obtain Safety Care certification, and implement Safety Care strategies to respond to and de-escalate negative behaviors.
  • Maintains student records and assigned documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student and school personnel information.
  • Maintains professional boundaries in all interactions with students and staff.
  • Assists classroom teacher with supervision of students. Provides instruction and supervision of students when the teacher is not present.
  • Attends staff meetings, parent meetings, IEP meetings as requested.
  • Attends work regularly and arrives in a timely fashion.
  • Communicates professionally and conveys dignity and respect to students, parents, co-workers, and other professionals.
  • Monday-Friday 8Am-4pm

        Salary and Benefits:

        • Starting pay for an Assistant Teacher – $16.40/hour 
        • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 
        • Nationwide Pet Insurance, including coverage for reptiles, birds and exotic pets
        • 401(k) and 401(k) Matching 
        • Employee Assistance Program, including Access to Chaplain Services  
        • Educational Assistance Program 
        • STD, LTD, Life, and AD&D Insurance 
        • Personal Time and Sick Time
        • Retention Bonus
        • Unlimited Access to Premium Calm App for Staff plus Friends and Family
        • PayActiv-Early access to paid wages