top of page

Instructional Associate




Education:     Bachelor’s or A.A. Degree in Human Services field

Experience:  Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.




The Instructional Associate is responsible to individuals participating in the Educational Program for providing individualized support to children in the school, community and pre-employment settings.




  • Assist individuals to access transportation for school, community activities and work by:


      teaching individuals to use the public transit system or school transportation system.

    • arranging car pools or providing transportation if needed.

  • Assist individual with academic achievement, socialization and integration in the classroom.

  • Teach academic skills, employment skills, socialization skills and leisure skills through community activities and events.

  • Conduct systematic job development and job matching activities to prepare individuals for pre-employment or regular employment.

  • Teach job seeking skills to participants.

  • Develop training procedures on the job or volunteer site.

  • Assist company personnel, i.e. supervisors and co-workers, teachers and academic personnel to implement training proce­dures.

  • Provide systematic on-the-job employment training for individuals.

  • Collect and evaluate data as necessary.

  • Provide follow-up support to participant, academic staff and employer as necessary.

  • Ensure assimilation and integration of the participant into the work and school environment.

  • Assist individuals manage personal finances.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

  • Adhere to agency Policies and Procedures, federal, state and local regulations and applicable standards promulgated by Accreditation Council.


The Instructional Associate reports directly to the Education Director.





  • Completion and demonstration of techniques taught in the Behavioral Principles and Strategies (BPS), Medication Technician and CPR/1st Aid trainings.

  • Successfully complete annual recertification of the BPS.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record free of any moving violations for the past two (2) years.

  • Driver license, defensive driver training, must operate own vehicle and CSS vehicles as required




Employee must be able to effectively use non-adverse physical intervention strategies with individuals with autism of varying heights, weights and levels of physical strength according to the guidelines presented in Behavioral Principles and Strategies training.



bottom of page