Safe Life Teaching Assistant

Part Time

Remote or Sacramento, CA



Safe Life Teaching Assistants work remotely, in a variety of community settings, or in an in-person/online hybrid situation, to help deliver lessons of the Safe Life Project, serving individuals who have disabilities, including autism.  Classes generally serve 8-12 students, or in special cases, may be conducted in 1:1 situations (one assistant and one student). Lessons are usually set on a predetermined schedule, with one class being taught each week over a 12-week period.  




  1. Help to teach individuals with disabilities skills for abuse prevention, personal safety, reporting, healthy relationships, self-determination, and overall well-being, as outlined in the Safe Life Project.
  2. Commit to and assist in one class per week for 12 weeks (unless classes for the session are scheduled differently, such as two classes per week for 6 weeks) and one additional class on the 13th week to ensure an opportunity is provided for any additional make-up work needed. 
  3.    Before a class sessions begins, consider student information provided by Safe Life in order to become familiar with students assigned to class you are working in and to help meet student needs.
  4.    Commit to being prepared to assist in teaching each lesson by reviewing lesson material before it is presented to students.
  5. Assist in teaching class sessions following the lesson topic schedule and prescribed concentration areas for each student.
  6. Assist teacher in adapting materials, adapting presentation methods, and modifying class environment to help all students reach their learning potentials.
  7. Have knowledge of and ability to appropriately apply skills for positive behavior management.
  8. Assist in taking student attendance, following up on absences, scheduling and helping to teach any make-up work with students.
  9. Assist in following Safe Life procedures to ensure student and family feedback for class improvement.
  10. Assist with the post assessment summary report for each student by providing feedback  as needed.
  11. Consider confidentiality when working directly with students, and with student data, information, evaluations and reports.
  12. For any Safe Life employee working towards other agency certification(s) or credit(s) –   Agree to and follow Safe Life policies requiring them to seek approval and be monitored by Safe Life CEO team member.




Minimum Qualifications:


  1. High School credits. Preferably have or be in progress of earning a high school diploma or a GED.


  1. Desire to expand on experiences in teaching, facilitating, or coaching and a desire to work with individuals, who have developmental disabilities, to help improve their overall well-being and quality of life.


  1. A current CPR/First Aide certification. (SLP will assist with certification.)



  • Class settings are located in a variety of community facilities, from public buildings to church settings, etc. They may also be taught online or in an in-person/online hybrid situation. There is not a one-stop location or one-type of classroom style.
  • Teaching assistants may need to help with check out/carry/set up/repack/care for general presentation equipment provided by the Safe Life Project, such as a projector or laptop.
  • Teaching assistants may need to assist students in wheelchairs periodically, adjusting chair position for optimal classroom learning. 


WORK YEAR:  Safe Life Teaching Assistants are part of an at-will employee pool.  Work opportunities may vary depending upon client intake.  No health benefits are connected to this position.


COMPENSATION*:  $15 per hour. Teaching Assistants are usually compensated $15 per hour for in-service and trainings.

*Compensation rates are subject to change as determined by the Safe Life Board of Directors.

POSITION REPORTS TO:   The Safe Life Teaching Assistant reports to the CEO Team.


How to Apply:

 If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need to complete a letter of introduction and an application and send both documents to You can download the application form by clicking the link below. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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The Safe Life Project

 Promoting Success by Addressing Physical, Social & Emotional Well-being