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Instructional Assistant (IA)
Title:Instructional Assistant (IA)
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA


Instructional Assistant
M-F 7:00am-3:00pm

We offer our employees fulfilling careers, free meals & casual dress on a beautiful campus!

Position Summary:

The purpose of the Instructional Assistant is  to provide individual and/or group instructional support to students, as well as assist classroom teachers with documentation and other duties. Under the guidance and instruction of the Residential Teacher, the Instructional Assistant helps implement teacher-prepared lesson plans; assists with the supervision of students; is instrumental in maintaining a positive behavioral environment for students; and assists in keeping the classroom neat, attractive and orderly.

Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Assists in individual and group instruction of students, as assigned by teacher.
  • Assists teacher in supervising students in the classroom, to maintain positive and effective learning environment.
  • Take on additional assigned responsibilities in the temporary absence of the teacher from the classroom.
  • Assists in the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • Assists teacher in supervising students throughout the scheduled workday, including before and after school hours, during transitions and recreational activities, for restroom breaks, and mealtime.
  • Follow all school policies, and assist with the appropriate enforcement of Village rules and guidelines.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with students, administrators, teachers and other school staff.
  • Carries out duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate's degree desired; Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of High School and/or equivalent with minimum of 2 years related practical experience.
  • In addition to education requirements, employee must demonstrate, through prior work experience, competency in consistently exercising professional judgment and discretion in the execution and implementation of special education goals to include demonstrated ability to assist in the instruction of, reading, writing and math. 
  • Experience working with children/adolescents with emotional/behavioral disturbances in a residential treatment facility/classroom is desired.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation.


 Knowledge Required:

Instructional Assistants must demonstrate strong communication skills, ability to manage resident relationships, and have a working knowledge of the behavioral management strategies as they relate to the Alice C. Tyler Village Treatment Program. 


About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village

Throughout the breadth of 270-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.

It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.


Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer



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