Be part of a dynamic team supporting children on the Autism Spectrum!

Currently taking applications for teacher assistants and special education teachers.

Please send all inquiries to dvescolani@giantstepsstl.org

Teacher Assistant

We are looking for patient, kind, hard-working and creative individuals to provide one-to-one student support in a unique learning environment.

Job description:

As a member of the educational and therapeutic team, the teacher assistant provides comprehensive direct care and instructional support for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide one-to-one supplemental academic and therapeutic instruction to students according to their individualized educational plan.

  • Adapt classroom activities, assignments, and/or materials as assigned by supervising therapist for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing student objectives.

  • Provide ongoing communication regarding student progress or issues with therapists, teachers, support staff, and the director. Also, maintain daily communication between home and school.

  • Support students across all environments, including community outings and inclusion settings when needed.

  • Follow behavioral management programs as developed by the team and school policies.

  • Record and maintain academic instruction and behavioral data.

  • Assist student with self-help skills: meals, toileting, grooming.

  • Participate in staff training, staff meetings, and case review meetings

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma

  • Experience working with individuals with autism is preferred.

  • Must pass a background check.

  • Must be willing to take a PPD skin test and/or submit proof of a current (last 60 days) Negative TB result.

  • Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, running, walking, lifting, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching. Employees must be able to lift more than 25 pounds.

Job Type:


Special Education Teacher for the 22-23 school year and possibly summer ESY

Position Summary: Provide specialized instruction in an individualized program at a private therapeutic day school for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emphasis is on: enhancing social/communication skills, positive behavior intervention, developing academic and daily living skills, and increasing access to opportunities in the community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.

  • Special Education Teaching Certificate.

  • Experience teaching children with Autism preferred.


  • Design, implement and supervise students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and behavior management plans.

  • Effectively work with a large team of professionals to coordinate services, assess abilities and problem solve behavioral strategies for students.

  • Implement evidence-based strategies for students with Autism.

  • Train staff in the use of student behavior management and effective instructional strategies for students with autism.

  • Collect and analyze student data to monitor progress.

  • Participate in staff development training that focuses on working with students with Autism.

  • Must have no physical limitations. The candidate must be able to lift and be mobile.

  • He/She must participate in the CPI model of physical restraint training.


  • Knowledge of autism and proven skill in implementing evidence-based instruction and behavior management of students with autism.

  • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, strategies, testing, etc.

  • Knowledge of the IEP process and effective goal writing.

  • Knowledge of and skill in implementing differentiated instruction based on student data and need.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, administrators,

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff and outside therapists.

  • Good organizational skills and flexibility.