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Instructional Assistant - Overlake Specialty School

Location: Bellevue, WA | Job ID: R-3180

Compassionate Care for Every Life We Touch

Instructional Assistant Position - $2000 Hiring Bonus

The Overlake Specialty School is a year-round school serving the special needs of students in elementary through high school. Each student comes to the Specialty School with different life experiences, dispositions and learning histories. We provide a therapeutic environment where students learn functional, social, academic and behavioral skills by direct instruction and hands-on experience through healthy relationships with adults and peers.

This role is Monday - Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm, providing assistance to special needs students in a classroom setting. You will be essential in assisting in the development & delivery of the IEP while working closely with the classroom teacher to supervise classroom activities.

What makes us unique?

  • $10,000 per year on future tuition reimbursement
  • $2000 hiring bonus
  • Free transportation/parking
  • $0 medical coverage and so much more
  • Paid Retirement
  • Generous Time Off


  • Must be a high school graduate and also meet the Washington State paraprofessional guidelines (2 years of college credit).
  • Bachelors in Education or Mental Health field preferred.
  • Previous experience working with behaviorally disturbed, mentally ill, and/or children with learning disabilities preferred. Previous experience in either intensive psychiatric treatment facilities or school systems is helpful.
  • Position requires Right Response certification within first 6 months of employment
  • Positions requires non-healthcare CPR and First Aid certifications within the first year of employment.
  • Current WA State driver's license preferred

Overlake has been recognized as Workplace of the Year by Seattle Magazine & named one of the Top Places to Work in the Greater Seattle area. Overlake is proud to be a Equal Opportunity Employer.

Overlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

Job Category: Non-Clinical Professional