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To Apply please send cover letter, appropriate licenses and current CV/ Resume to Jenny Hunt, director jhunt@mariposaacademy.net

Occupational Therapist- consulting basis

Occupational therapists support academic outcomes, including core academics, social skills, and self-help skills. They are trained in facilitating student access to curricular activities through supports, designing and planning, and reducing barriers that limit student participation within the school environment.


Work with IEP Teams to support meaningful progress towards IEP goals
Support mastery of activities within the school day, identifying and eliminating fine motor barriers to independence and participation in daily activities as they pertain to educational access.
Conduct screenings and/or assessments and share results with IEP Teams
Provide written input to inform student/present levels of performance
Make recommendations to include adaptations to school activities
Work with students to improve fine motor skills
Identify and obtain needed/specialized equipment and materials
Collaborate with school staff and other professionals
Gather information about functional abilities and physical developments relevant to students' education

The Occupational Therapist will work with other educational professionals, members of the community and families to help students engage in their educational activities.

Nevada Licensed Substitute Teacher

If you love working with children, we welcome you to join our substitute teacher team today! Mariposa Academy substitute teachers earn $95.00 per day!

If you substitute in the same assignment for more than 20 consecutive (full) days you will receive an additional $15 per day beginning the 21st day! Must have a valid substitute NV license. 

Teacher Assistant I -- TEAM UP

Under general supervision, assists teaching staff in providing individual and group instruction, including developing and maintaining records and instructional materials. Incumbent performs related work as required.


The Teacher Assistant I & II class differs from the Teacher Aide class in that the Teacher Assistant class is regularly required to perform academic instructional assistance for a significant portion of the assignment.


Assists teaching staff in a variety of classroom and related areas; assists in preparing lesson outlines and plans in assigned areas; assists in planning, preparing and developing various teaching aids; presents subject matter to students utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques within traditional and/or non-traditional educational settings; assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments; presents or reinforces learning concepts; prepares, administers and grades examinations and homework assignments; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the classroom teacher; confers with classroom teacher and parent on progress of students; prepares classrooms and audio-visual equipment for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains classroom bulletin boards; distributes and collects teaching materials; assists in maintaining student discipline and order on the playgrounds, in lunchroom, school halls, library and study halls; operates standard office equipment.


Education/Experience: Any experience equivalent to education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Education: Completion of 48 semester or 60 quarter units, from an accredited college or university, desirably in child development, education, special education, or a related field.


2. Experience: One (1) year of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the class, such as student instructional activities or personal guidance of students within an organized program.


1. A high school diploma;


2. Two (2) years of experience as a teacher aide or two (2) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the class, such as student instructional activities or personal guidance of students within an organized program.

Knowledge of: Education principles and techniques; students physical, emotional and academic requirements, habits and characteristics; basic discipline and behavior modification techniques; correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematics; current office methods and procedures including files and records management; common office equipment and its usage.

Skill at: Instructing students in a variety of academic and self-care skills areas; preparing realistic lesson plans and teaching aids; securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students; dealing tactfully with parents and school personnel; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; typing with speed and accuracy; spelling correctly; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; developing instructional materials; making mathematical computations; operating various office equipment; operating and maintaining audio-visual equipment, understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR Certification is required for teacher assistants working in the area of Special Education.

Additional Job Information

New employees as of January 1, 2018 will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter. New employees will have $60.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Please be advised there is a 30-day waiting period for insurance benefits.


To Apply please send cover letter, appropriate licenses and current CV/ Resume to Jenny Hunt, director jhunt@mariposaacademy.net