Pioneer is always growing!

We are seeking independent, ambitious, and passionate full time employees who specialize or have an interest in Autism and other developmental disabilities. Our program is in the community of Ocean Beach in San Diego, California (we are 3 blocks from the beach!). We are a non-public school with 60 students with moderate/severe disabilities.

Our program is designed to serve and help each individual student succeed, with half of their days spent out in the community. Our dynamic multi-disciplinary approach, intimate classroom size, community support, and great location have helped our program grow consistently since 2004.

The positions listed below collaborate with credentialed teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, BCBA’s and anyone else who is part of a student’s educational team to promote student success in a caring and fun environment.

Our program follows a traditional academic school year calendar (September – June) with 6 additional weeks in the summer for our extended school year (July-Aug). This schedule offers approximately 155 days of time off scattered throughout the year.

We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K and other insurance options. We also offer PTO, which begins accruing on your first day and discounts with various companies.

If you have the desire to positively effect the lives of children, and are a mature, energetic personality with a positive attitude, consider joining our team. Below is a list of any available open positions. Please reply to with your resume and cover letter for consideration.

Upon successful completion of the interview process, new employees and volunteers must submit a Live Scan, TB test and other necessary paperwork before starting their position. Volunteers must be available to make at least a four month (one semester) commitment to a position.

If there are no open positions at this time, you are still welcome to send in your cover letter and resume. We will keep it on file for future positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pioneer Programs does not and will not discriminate in employment or personnel decisions on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by California State law. Hiring, pay, and promotion decisions are made without regard to the above listed items.

If you believe that you have the experience and the desire to join our dynamic team, we are accepting resumes for the following positions:

  • Behavior Support Staff: Applicant must have at least a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a desire to work with students with special needs. A job description can be viewed here.
  • Occupational Therapist: Immediate Need! Applicant must have a current California OT License in good standings. A job description can be viewed here.

We do not currently have open positions for the following positions, but are always accepting resumes.

  • Speech Language Pathologist: a current California SLP License in good standings is required. A job description can be viewed here.