Instructional Assistant - Special Education

General Description

Knowing you are changing the world, even if it’s just for one person, is incredibly rewarding – at The Faison Center it happens daily. We spend our days creating life changing opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. As a Instructional Assistant working in our Newport News campus, you are part of the educational staff responsible for implementing instructional and communication-development activities throughout the day, assess progress and support key skills for student growth.

Are you looking to start your career working with children with developmental challenges? If so, then The Faison Center is the place for you to work. The Faison Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Autism and we have garnered this reputation by training and investing in our employees. Come start a career at an industry leading organization that values its employees, provides opportunities and a work-life balance.

Benefits for Full-time Staff:

  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Paid instructional breaks throughout the year (approximately 28 days).
  • Sick and Vacation accruals.
  • Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement for college accredited coursework in an approved field of study.
  • Healthcare, dental, vision, 403B retirement includes employer contribution for qualified length of employment, other insurances available (Pet, Legal, etc).
  • Employee discount sites – athletic clubs, movies, merchandise purchases, bulk discount stores, etc. via Working Advantage.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Multiple paths and opportunities for advancement.

Job Summary:

We will train you to perform all necessary duties when working with autistic students.

  • Provide instruction (e.g., one-on-one or small group) and teach students new skills in a variety of environments.
  • Facilitate participation in recreational and physical education activities.
  • Support students during off-campus community-based activities.
  • Collect data to measure student progress and proper input of data.
  • Work collaboratively with a team to help students meet their educational and life goals.
  • Assist with activities of daily living that may include hygiene and toileting assistance.
  • Support individuals who may display disruptive, aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate degree desired.
  • Experience working with individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities is great, but more importantly we value a desire to help make a difference in people’s lives.

Pay Information:

Hourly non-exempt position. Pay rate of $14 - $15 per hour based on experience and education.

The Faison Center is an Equal Opportunity

Salary Description
$14.00 to $15.00 Hourly