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19 Aug 2021

Full-Time Special Education Instructional Assistant

TheJoshuaSchool – Posted by TheJoshuaSchool Englewood, Colorado, United States

Job Description


“The Joshua School is committed to helping each individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities attain the highest quality of life, valuing each unique mind, body, and spirit.”

The Company:

We are a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) approved facility school and partner closely with several local school districts to provide intensive services for our students. Our nationally recognized approach has achieved superior results through our structured environments, teaching strategies based on behavioral intervention, and data collection. Using Applied Behavior Analysis, we identify, with families and teams, the needs of each student to create an independent and fulfilling life. These might include social skills, communication and language, academics, daily living and community skills, vocational skills and more.

We believe that every child is smart, competent, and whole exactly as they are, and dignity is the birthright of every human being. We believe our children and their families have a right to aspire to a life of their choosing.

The Position:

The Instructional Assistant’s primary role is to supervise students and attend to their educational needs, physical/emotional health, and safety while recognizing their worth, affirming their abilities, and striving to promote dignity in all relationships. This involves collaboration with directors, specialists (BCBAs, Speech Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists), and Lead Teachers for the creation and implementation of Individualized Education Programs, and oversight of student programs related to all goals and objectives. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Case management of assigned student.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly clinical meetings.
  • Transport/accompany students in the community and implement community-based instruction.
  • Be a role model for students and create a positive culture with co-workers by emulating professional attitude, language, and communication.
  • Complete certification and stay current in physical and verbal de-escalation strategies, and support during student crisis situations as necessary.

The Location:

This position is at our school-age campus in Englewood, Colorado. We are just down the road from The University of Denver!


  • A commitment to working with young people with developmental disabilities.
  • One year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and basic knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis preferred.
  • Minimum age of 21.


The salary range for this position is $27,163 to 37,413/year

  • Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. TJS takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.


  • RBT/BCBA supervision by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • 100% employer paid medical insurance (including an HSA option), telehealth services, short term disability and life insurance policy. Optional dental and vision are also available.
  • Eight weeks of paid school breaks, seven paid holidays, and three weeks of paid time off per school year.
  • 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Tuition reimbursement is offered.
  • Paid parental leave.

The Joshua School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All sexual orientations, gender identity or expressions, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. A background check may include: verification of education, past employment, criminal background reports, motor vehicle driving records, reference checks, civil suit records, investigations into incidents involving theft, fraud, harassment and workplace violence. The company is the sole determinant of a successful background check

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ABA Therapist, ASD, autism, Behavior Technician, Behavioral Health, instructional assistant, Mental Health, Psychology, RBT, and special education. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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