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Wakefield Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3988564
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 1, 2022
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Job Coach - POST Academy (18-22 Program)

POST Academy is a collaborative post-secondary program that provides experiential and educational opportunities in the areas of daily living, employment, community inclusion, recreation, leisure and real-world academic skills in order to promote a successful transition to adulthood. The program’s main goal is for young adults with special needs to gain the necessary skills to become confident, independent, and integrated members of our community.


As part of the community-based program, students participate in jobs/internships within the community. We are looking for someone to support this process, with students on a 1-1 or 1-2 basis, and be part of the team. 



  • Previous experience working in an educational setting or with children, experience working with students with disabilities in a post-secondary setting preferred 
  • Ability to communicate successfully with staff and students.



  • To assist in the preparation of instructional materials.
  • To provide ancillary instruction if required under the direction of the classroom teacher.  In the community and job sites, the applicant must be comfortable being a decision maker and have the ability to problem solve in a timely manner. 
  • Acts as a resource person should health concerns arise and maintain a healthy work environment (concerning health issues for individual students.)
  • Assume responsibility for continuing your own education, if desired, and obtain consultation, supervision and peer review as needed.
  • Transporting students, in a school provided vehicle, during regular school hours, as required.


Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, or hear.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to bend, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, or lift and/or move weights that at times may be in excess of 40 pounds such as when moving furniture, moving cleaning materials and equipment, or receiving deliveries


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position and additional duties may be assigned.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield Public Schools 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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