Teacher's Assistant II (483/540)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.? Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.? Other duties may be assigned.


  • supervision of a credentialed teacher as needed
  • Organize and run electives
  • Provide general support to the teacher
  • Provide small group and individualized instruction
  • Prepare instructional materials for students
  • Supervise students in all activities
  • Maintain appropriate student behavior
  • Be prepared to act as a driver on a rotational basis
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Assist in daily transition from cottage to school, and school to cottage, for students and clients of Hillsides
  • Other duties as required


  • BA/BS Degree
  • Experience working in a Special Education setting
  • Experience working with students identified with Emotional Disturbance (ED), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), or Other Health Impaired (OHI) related disability preferred
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance  with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit
  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually
  • Discounted gym memberships


Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer