Wayland Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER ASSISTANT


Claypit Hill School
Wayland Public Schools
Wayland, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4090463 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 17, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
1.Provide academic assistance to special needs student(s);
2.Make academic materials accessible;
3.Review and organize overall academic workload;
4.Liaise with parents regarding academic priorities when appropriate;
5.Assist in participation in appropriate classroom activities;
6.Supervise program as directed by immediate supervisor;
7.Assist teacher(s) with other teaching responsibilities not working directly with special needs students;
8.Some training may be required to meet the physical needs of the student.

Terms of Employment:
1.In accordance with the Wayland Educational Secretaries’ Association contract;
2.Ten months (school year) plus five days; 29.25 hours/week.

The responsibilities and duties listed are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them for the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 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.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Wayland Public Schools!

The Wayland Schools have long enjoyed a reputation for excellence. A relatively small system of just over 2,700 students, the schools include one High School (9-12), one Middle School (6-8), three elementary schools -- Claypit Hill (K-5), Happy Hollow (K-5), and Loker (K-5) -- and one Preschool, The Children's Way. The school system administration includes a Superintendent of Schools, an Assistant Superintendent of Schools, a Director of Finance and Operations, a Director of Technology, a Director of Special Education, and an Assistant Director of Special Education. The Wayland Public Schools welcomes applications from a broad range of diverse candidates and is highly committed to the recruitment and hiring of teachers, administrators, and support staff that represent the diversity of our student population.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Wayland 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Preferred Qualifications: 1.Two years of college, Bachelor’s degree preferred; 2.Training and experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: special education, reading instruction; 3.Some elementary level teaching experience preferred; 4.Willingness and ability to work cooperatively as member of an educational/ teaching team; 5.Emotional sensitivity required; 6.Experience with diverse populations and commitment to Wayland’s goals of diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism; 7.Possess those personal characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. What do you think is at the heart of the opportunity gap, and how does that influence your work in the classroom? (Please respond in 500 words or less.)
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Parry Graham, Assistant Superintendent
    41 Cochituate Road
    Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
    Phone: 508-358-3772
    Fax: 508-358-7708
    Email: parry_graham@waylandps.org