Transportation/Instructional Classroom Aide **Starting at $17/Hr.**

$17.00 - $21.00 hourly
  • Odyssey Learning Center, Inc.
  • Orangevale, CA, USA
  • Dec 30, 2021
Full time Education Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services Other Transportation

Job Description

This position is ideal for someone who enjoys working with children and/or adults with autism, is open to learning and being trained in our field, and has the desire to make a difference turning passion to purpose.

Work as a Transportation/Instructional Aide at Odyssey Learning Center with children and adults with autism.

We are currently looking for people in the Elk Grove or Sac City/Greenhaven area to help transport our students to and from home in company provided vehicles and work in the classroom. (MUST be at least 21 years of age)

Odyssey Learning Center is an educational program for children and young adults with autism. We utilize a multi-dimensional teaching approach for communication, academic, and vocational skill training. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference and have an interest in special needs education. We also transport our students to and from home.

Our employment opportunities include:

  • Odyssey Learning Center Transportation/Instructional Aide Monday - Friday 7:30 - 4

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drive a vehicle safely and efficiently under stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Operate and sanitize equipment including seat belts, safety vest, wheelchairs, other safety equipment, windows, and doors.
  • Complete all required documentation regarding mileage, student attendance, behavior issues, special incidents, daily inspections, cleaning, and maintenance issues.
  • Obtain and maintain required certifications and trainings.
  • Safely and effectively implement crisis intervention principles as taught during post-hire training
  • Assist in facilitating the personal, social, and intellectual development of students as required by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or the supervising teacher.
  • Assist in establishing a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
  • Assist students with toileting, and personal hygiene.
  • Professionally and safely support students with social, communication, and behavioral challenges both in classroom and on the van.
  • Follow Odyssey's policy for student community-based instruction and safety awareness
  • Report any and all transportation/classroom needs, safety concerns, incident, and injury or health concerns.
  • Write clear and accurate reports pertaining to incidents or injuries with the support of the Transportation Coordinator/Teacher and/or coworkers when applicable.
  • Record data as outlined by Transportation Coordinator/Teacher and/or service providers

We want to invest in quality people to join our team!

  • We provide specialized paid trainings
  • We offer excellent benefits for our employees working 30 hours or more per week
  • 401K retirement after one year of full-time employment
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holidays and time off throughout the year (you would work 200 working days per year)
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Paid Tuition for Special Education programs

We are looking for motivated, reliable, hardworking individuals who want to help make a difference in the lives of children, young adults, and adults with autism. All applicants must possess a valid California drivers license, must have a high school diploma or GED/equivalent, must be able to swim and ultimately be water certified. Employment is contingent on physical/TB, fingerprint clearance and DMV driver record printout. Applications can be found on our web site at Please Email a resume and I will contact you!


Thank you in advance,

Human Resource Department

Job Types: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour and increases with verifiable experience


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Special education: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No