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Entry Level Autism Teaching Assistant

Company: St. Dominic Savio Academy
Location: Chandler
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionIf a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn." - Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas

Looking for a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?St. Dominic Savio Academy is a nonprofit private day school serving children with autism spectrum disorders. Our current enrollment serves children aged 2 to 22 years. We are proud to offer one of the most exciting and positive environments available for our students!

Classrooms: Our classrooms are very structured and include strategies and instruction based in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our school prides itself on a low student-to-staff ratio, small classroom sizes (maximum 8 students per class), top-quality instruction, and providing individualized instruction in the loving and nurturing environment that all of our students deserve.

Students: All students participate in daily classroom instruction, weekly music therapy, and onsite weekly speech therapy. Each student works with our onsite full-time BCBA, a highly trained team of credentialed special education teachers, trained and experienced behavior therapists, and other related service providers who are dedicated to helping students achieve their individual goals.

Staff: Our amazing staff use three core values to guide their daily behavior: Passionate Drive, Positive Servant, and Loving. These core values help uplift and support staff as they dedicate their time and energy to serving our students. Our entire program is overseen by BCBAs and Master's Level Special Education Teachers. Together, they provide the support and encouragement needed for school leadership.


  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m..
  • Year-round schedule with 8 weeks of break spread throughout the year (voluntary bonus/incentive program is offered to provide pay during scheduled breaks).REQUIREMENTS:
    • DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card.
    • CPR & First Aid certifications.
    • Must pass a mandatory background check.
    • Minimum Physical Requirements: This job requires a certain level of physical capabilities to maintain student safety, including the ability to: 1) run short distances; 2) squat, kneel and bend down; 3) sit on the floor and independently get back up; 4) reach with hands and arms, and 5) safely lift at least 20 pounds.WHAT WE OFFER:
      • On-site childcare
      • Meaningful and purpose-driven work alongside an amazing team.
      • A fun energetic work environment!
      • The ability to work with exceptional children in a supportive environment.
      • Extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
      • Advanced training, paid certifications, and additional career advancement with the possibility of getting supervision hours or becoming a certified Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).
      • Opportunities for growth within our company.
      • 8 paid holidays per year.
      • Paid Time off, based on hours worked.
      • Paid Sick Time, based on hours worked.
      • Competitive benefits package including on-site childcare, health, dental & vision insurance, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, and retirement.COVID-19 Considerations:
        • Daily health screenings for students & staff
        • Socially distanced interactions
        • PPE is required and provided
        • Virtual meetings and remote interviews
        • Sanitizing and disinfecting procedures are required daily
        • Frequent hand washingTO APPLY: Email resume & cover letter to recruitment@stdomsavio[dot]com or complete and submit our Application for Employment at We will contact eligible applicants to schedule an interview.

          Thank you for your interest in our program, and we look forward to meeting you!

          For more information about St. Dominic Savio Academy please visit our website at

          Autism, ABA Instructional Assistant, Paraprofessional, classroom assistant, classroom aide, teacher's aide, behavior analysis, special education, behavior therapist, behavioral health therapist

Keywords: St. Dominic Savio Academy, Chandler , Entry Level Autism Teaching Assistant, Other , Chandler, Arizona

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