TEACHER ASSISTANT

Meeting Street - Schwartz Center ( learn more )

Meeting Street

Dartmouth , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2879208
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Schwartz School operates a year round school program, approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a special education school, designed to educate and support students ages 3 to 22 years old with physical and cognitive disabilities. We have a long-standing reputation in the community as a provider of exceptional educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs. Our compassionate and professional staff includes licensed teachers, licensed therapists in the areas of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and sensory integration/sensory processing, nurses and related paraprofessionals.

About this Role:

Our Teacher Assistants work with students with disabilities, helping them to implement skills and goals in line with their educational and therapy needs. Throughout the day, they are there to provide individual support both in and out of the classroom and throughout therapy sessions, utilizing and maintaining any communication devices and adaptive equipment that their students use.

Teacher Assistants are responsible for providing personal care to students, including feeding, assisting with the restroom and with changings if necessary.

Key Qualities:

Selfless
Patient
Responsible

Key Skills:

Ability to explain things multiple ways
Respond quickly and appropriately to student situations
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Meeting Street is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications:

      High School Diploma or equivalent required
      Associate's Degree or higher in an education related field preferred
      Paraprofessional Certification preferred
      Experience caring for children or adults with disabilities preferred

      Meeting Street is a non-profit organization offering a high-coverage, low-cost benefits package to employees working thirty or more hours weekly. Our package includes health, dental and vision insurance, FSA, Paid Time Off, 403b Retirement Plan and more.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Dayna Brown , Talent Acquisition Specialist
    • 1000 Eddy Street
    • Providence, Rhode Island 02905
    • Phone: 401-533-9162
    • Fax: 401-533-9101
    • Email: click here

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