Founded in 1965, VistAbility is a non-profit organization providing direct services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 13 locations throughout Contra Costa and Alameda County.

We are currently recruiting for a Preschool Instructor (non-credentialed teacher) to work with children ages 18 months to 3 years old with developmental delays, behavioral and/or emotional challenges, as well as those who may be on the autism spectrum in our early intervention program and preschool in Richmond.

Our early intervention programs and preschools provide a well structured environment with activities that are designed to meet the developmental and behavioral goals and needs of each child. Using the therapeutic techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), activities will be focused in the areas of speech and language development, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration, and social development. 


  • Conducts classes for children in accordance with the instructional design and philosophy of the program.
  • Evaluates each child in class and in all program activities; also prepares IPP for each child.
  • Plans and implements daily activities.
  • Participates in parent and staff meetings. Maintains close contact with parents and/or caregivers.
  • Supervises the work of the teacher assistant.


  • Experience in a classroom setting, preferably in a teacher role with children ages 18 months - 3 years old.
  • Experience in Applied Behavioral Analytics (ABA)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or related field with experience teaching children with developmental delays. 
  • 12 Early Childhood Education units required including 3 units of Infant/Toddler Care (or the willingness to obtain).
  • Experience working with children on autism spectrum.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Driver's license and good driving record.

Position: Preschool Instructor for Children with Disabilities
Location: Richmond, CA
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 2:30pm (32.5 paid hours/week) 
Compensation: $21 per hour plus great benefits!

Benefits for these work hours include:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, Employee Discount Program, Paid Vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid Holidays and an additional bonus holiday the week of your Birthday!

Our vacation accrual rates are generous!
1st and 2nd year of employment = 2 weeks vacation a year;
3rd and 4th year of employment = 3 weeks vacation a year;
5th to 9th year of employment = 4 weeks vacation a year;
the 10th year onward = 5 weeks vacation a year.

Program: Early Intervention
This is a full time position

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