Teacher's Aide

310000 - San Jose School · San Jose, California
Department 310000 - San Jose School
Employment Type Active
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $16-$22 per hour

Teacher's Aide - Program Counselor - Para-Educator

Job Announcement

AchieveKids is a dynamic, non-profit educational organization with a rich 60+ year history of providing non-public schooling in San Jose and Palo Alto, California.  We serve students with complex learning and emotional challenges.  Our students possess a range of abilities, and we focus on skill development to help our students transition to progressively more independent learning environments. We strive to create joy in learning and to enhance success beyond our doors. AchieveKids is an exciting place to work, and we have a lot to offer the right candidate.


San Jose Campus:  1212 McGinness Ave., San Jose, CA 95127


This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position that works with the Special Education Teacher and reports to the Director of Education.

As a Program Counselor (Para-Educator), you are committed to upholding AchieveKids’ values and beliefs to help students achieve the maximum possible self-reliance and quality of life. You are a positive and high-energy problem solver, who possesses effective organizational skills and demonstrates dedication, high integrity, and strong reflective skills. 

In order to support our students in achieving their goals and transitioning to a less restrictive environment, you are willing to learn and work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams. You aim to provide individualized care to promote educational, socio-emotional, and behavioral skill development plans.  

You have the exciting opportunity for to participate in a mentored pathways program to obtain a highly supplemented Master’s degree in Special Education and gain experience to become a Credentialed Teacher. 


  • Work with students to support educational and treatment programs, such as developing academic, communication, behavioral, vocational, and independent living skills.
  • Prepare program materials (both educational and social/emotional), and record data
  • Implement students’ IEP goals and objectives in all relevant training environments, including school, community, and vocational settings
  • Be a problem solver and active team member in collaborative meetings
  • Maintain a willingness to learn, reflect, and give/get feedback in a dynamic environment
  • Be present, both in daily attending and engaging with students and co-workers
  • Drive students to school or home, as needed


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and act autonomously in a variety of situations
  • Ability to physically respond to physically active and aggressive children, adolescents, and young adults. Ability to successfully utilize Safety-Care techniques when required.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, email, and video conference applications
  • CA Driver's License and Auto Insurance
  • Clean California DMV record required
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Ability to pass DOJ fingerprint background check


  • Generous Total Rewards Package!
  • 7 paid weeks off, plus additional time off accrual
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plan options
  • Retirement plan with generous company match
  • Tuition and professional development assistance
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • A fun, positive, and strength-based learning environment!

Apply online at https://www.achievekids.org/career-opportunities

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  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Department
    310000 - San Jose School
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $16-$22 per hour