Teaching Assistant

San Anselmo, California, United States | Hunt School | 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 Teaching assistant supports the teacher and classroom teams and provides direct student support through the implementation of the given academic/positive behavioral intervention program designed by classroom teams/school personnel. TA is responsible for implementing student lessons, behavior management, intervening in crisis situations, and liaison with other program staff. 

$21 and up DOE starting salaries! Full benefits! 

Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination is mandated for all Side by Side staff, except in the cases of approved medical or religious accommodations.


  • Assists the teacher with implementing the students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Provides instructional support in content areas, as directed by the teacher
  • Implements the classroom or milieu behavior management system, including coaching students so that they are able to quickly return to school tasks
  • Intervenes during crises situations, including implementation of Pro-ACT or equivalent
  • Helps maintain the physical school environment to keep it functional, safe, and clean
  • Supervises students during class breaks and during lunch
  • Plan, participate in, and/or facilitate recreational activities of various sorts (i.e. athletic, arts, and crafts, off-campus trips, cultural awareness, etc.).
  • Maintain consistent awareness of client’s whereabouts to ensure safety; including directing clients to appropriate groups or areas in the milieu or school.
  • Prepares and duplicates written assignments, as needed
  • Supports in record keeping, as directed by the teacher
  • Transitions the students in an orderly manner during transportation transitions between the car/bus and classroom.
  • Confers with agency staff on student status or the need for additional behavior planning


  • AA degree or its equivalent in college credits (at least 60 college credits)
  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Insurable by SHS automobile policy based on DMV record.
  • Experience working in a school or treatment setting for students with learning or social/emotional problems.
  • Pro-Act and/or CPR certification helpful

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 another veteran status.