31 May 2024

Teacher Assistant Teacher, Special Education

Epic Academy
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

EPIC Academy is a Brooklyn-based elementary school designed to provide top-tier academic instruction and behavioral support to students with special needs. Our students present with diagnoses and behavior profiles that manifest in myriad ways, including physical aggression, environmental aggression, and difficulties with mood regulation. Through our trauma-informed, therapeutic program, we create a safe community of learners who are valued and celebrated for their differences. You can learn more about EPIC by visiting our website:

We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Teacher to support our teaching staff in ensuring a safe and consistent learning environment for our students for the end of the 2023-2024 school year OR starting in the 2024-2025 school year. Candidates have the possibility of moving into a lead teaching role in the following school year.

Job Description:

  • Provide academic and social-emotional support as needed for students across all classrooms
  • Carry out the responsibilities of Lead Teachers and Associate Teachers in the case of absences
  • Support the implementation of each student’s individual behavioral intervention plan under the guidance of EPIC’s lead teachers
  • Perform assorted tasks assigned by Lead Teachers, including copying, printing, scanning, laminating, and maintaining classroom organization
  • Participate in morning meanings before student arrival
  • Log daily student behavioral data through ClassDojo

Job Qualifications:

  • A passion for improving special education and a belief that all children do well when they can
  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or a similar field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a special education setting
  • An ability to show patience and empathy during stressful interpersonal situations
  • The ability to be a role model for the students
  • Technologically fluent and adept at navigating unfamiliar platforms (proficiency in Google Suite, NearPod, Classdojo, Zoom, and Social Media a plus)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to learning new things and growing your skills
  • Open to and comfortable with receiving constructive feedback

To Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to contact with the subject line “Assistant Teacher.”

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Grade school specialties:

  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • Elementary school
  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-Kindergarten

Physical setting:

  • Special education school


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends


  • Special education: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to admin at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 16 days.