Para-Professional (Classroom Teaching Assistant)

Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) is seeking experienced classroom teaching assistants who are skilled in working with students with complex communication and behavioral disorders.

Para-Professional (Classroom Teaching Assistant)

Educational Preferences:

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Psychology, or a related field preferred but not required.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in self-contained classroom
  • Experience conducting preference assessments, skills assessments and functional behavior assessments
  • Experience in IEP goal implementation and data collection
  • Ability to interact well with children, parents and other professionals
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a therapy team member
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Ability to generate and submit necessary reports in a timely manner
  • Ability to accept feedback, and implement recommendations for programming

Other Job Requirements

  • No prior criminal history and have a valid license to drive and proof of valid insurance.
  • Proficient in using Word & Excel
  • Physical ability to run, jump, get on/off the floor, bend and help carry and transport students in times of Aggression/SIB Behavior. Push/pull 75 pounds (e.g., move school tables/training materials) and lift/support 25 pound of weight (e.g., client).


  • Full Health Benefits Package (Health/Dental/Vision/401K)
  • Competitive employee compensation including 5 weeks paid holidays  & personal paid time off
  • Compensation for training time – 14 days paid Training/Planning Days
  • Professional Training & Development
  • Direct Supervision by BCBA & Certified Teachers
  • Flexible work schedules for work/family balance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team with opportunity for supervision hours

Interested in Working at JSA?

If you are interested in the para-professional position at JSA, please complete the form below: