Colorado Nonprofit Association

Assitant Teacher

Job Description

Position: Assistant Teacher (3-4-Year Olds)

Reports to: Lead Teacher; and Kat Murphy-Woo, Assistant Director


The Rise School of Denver is an inclusive, non-profit early care and education center that supports young children with and without developmental delays and disabilities and their families. We are looking for a full-time Assistant Teacher to join our passionate, expert team beginning August 5, 2024. Ideal candidates for this position include early career teachers, child care providers, early childhood special education students, registered behavior technicians (RBTs), therapist assistants (e.g., SLPA), and other individuals who are passionate about joining a mission-driven, high-quality program.

The Assistant Teacher helps to provide a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children with and without disabilities have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, language, emotional, adaptive, and physical skills. Assistant Teachers help to lead a classroom team that includes a Lead Teacher, assistant teacher, and members of the therapy team, with three adults present in the room and no more than 11 students present each day. Assistant Teachers are also part of a larger transdisciplinary team that includes therapists, children’s families, and members of Rise’s leadership team.

The Rise School is committed to teacher development. Joining the assistant teaching team at Rise offers teachers the opportunity to receive practice-based coaching to implement the LEAP Model of Inclusion and Pyramid Model of Social and Emotional Competence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Important Dates of Employment

August 5th – 9th: Teacher In-Service (Professional Development/Classroom Set-Up)

August 12th – First Day of School for Students and Families

June 27th – Last Day of School Year for Teachers/Staff


Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for working with young children. Experience working with young children with and without developmental delays and/or disabilities is highly preferred.

Education and Experience



$18.29 – $20.00/hour depending on education and experience. Hourly employees are paid August through June. Participation in our 2 week, half day summer camp program during July guarantees compensation through the month of July.

The Rise School of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, and disability status. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.