Special Education Teacher, Mild/Moderate

San Anselmo, California, United States Full-time

The Irene M. Hunt School (Hunt School) is a nonpublic, K - 12 day school that provides a therapeutic environment where students develop the capability to regulate their behavior, maintain focus and resilience, and form healthy, trusting relationships – all foundational elements for lifelong learning. With our committed support, students address challenges and build on their core strengths, with the goal of ultimately returning to their neighborhood public school setting equipped with the skills to thrive socially and academically. 

The Teacher is part of a multidisciplinary team providing academic instruction and a positive, proactive classroom management approach ensuring compliance with CDE guidelines; lead and assist with education strategies and behavior management problem solving, collaboration on behavior assessments, as well as, providing leadership toward data-guided instruction and interventions.

The Teacher actively supports and implements a strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent, and youth-centered approach in working with students. This exempt position may require a work week in excess of 40 hours as well as evening and weekend work.


  • Provide leadership to develop, structure, and maintain student academic acquisition and a strong school behavioral program.
  • Implements each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Complete daily lesson plans per CDE certification standards.
  • Complete IEP documentation and participates professionally in student IEP meetings.
  • Facilitate supervision of classroom support staff; teaching assistant and 1:1 aides.
  • Build upon positive approaches to learning in support of significant positive behavioral changes.
  • Assist in facilitating the school wide behavior intervention program demonstrating an ability to assess challenges and set clear, yet firm, limits and boundaries.
  • Supervise students across all school settings, including breaks and lunch, as assigned.
  • Responsible for all standardized academic and statewide assessments.
  • Maintain grade based curriculum, ensuring compliance with CDE and contractual standards.
  • For middle and high school students, ensure each student is working to complete the curriculum requirements of the contracting middle or high school district.


  •  A Mild-Moderate teaching credential with Autism certification, or Moderate-Severe teaching credential, or Internship Education Specialist Instruction Credential and/or pending eligibility for said credential utilizing a Short Term Staff Permit (STSP).
  • Fingerprint clearance from California DOJ, FBI, and any other required entity, such as Community Care Licensing.
  • Experience in a special education classroom and/or additional experience in a treatment milieu.
  • A valid California driver's license, insurable by SHS’ insurance policy based on DMV record and personal vehicle insurance.


  • Competitive base salary with regular increases and steps as you move through credential tiers
  • 15% additional bilingual stipend if applicable
  • 100% employer paid health insurance premium for employee (Kaiser)
  • Up to 27 PTO accruable plus 9 holidays every year                 
  • 403(b) matching benefits after 1 year of service
  • Commuter pretax benefits
  • Supervised hours, and no cost CEUs
  • More!

The Irene M. Hunt School is part of Side by Side which is a Joint Commission accredited mental and behavioral health community based organization serving youth and family members in four counties – Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa with and a staff of over 120 clinicians and professionals. We believe in investing in our team with training, continuing education and clinical supervision and provide a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  

More about Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services/BAYC

Join us at Side by Side, to walk with young people impacted by adversity on their individual journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace their own potential. From therapeutic housing to substance abuse treatment, we provide comprehensive services that honor the young person’s unique needs and strengths to prevent the escalation of dangerous conditions and behaviors and set them on a positive path.

Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.

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