Teaching Assistant - Special Education
Job Type

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 Teaching Assistant working in our Richmond 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 growth.

Do you aspire to help children who have developmental challenges? Are you interested in becoming a teacher? What about a clinician specializing in the field of behavioral health? 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. If you have a BS or BA degree or if you have related experience Faison is the place for you. Why not do it at an industry leading organization that values its employees, provides opportunities and 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 which includes employer contribution for qualified length of employment, and 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 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.
  • 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.



  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

The Faison Center is an Equal Opportunity Employerwww.faisoncenter.org

Salary Description
$16.00-$18.00 depending on education/experience