Temporary (Long-Term Sub) Teaching Assistant

Job | Posted 4 months ago


Temporary (Long-Term Substitute) Teaching Assistant

Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Special Education Teacher, Classroom Teacher and Special Education Coordinator, the Teaching Assistant will work closely with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives, social-emotional goals and objectives, and maintain appropriate student behavior. 

Essential Job Functions:
-Assist students with special education needs in all aspects of the classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, and achievement of IEP objectives
-Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic academic skills and implement assigned lessons and programs
-Assist with record keeping procedures to document student learning and performance
-Assist with classroom behavior management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task 
-Assist students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising lunch, recess, arrival or dismissal duty
-Any additional tasks assigned by the Special Education Coordinator, Principal or Assistant Principal

-Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions
-Knowledge of academic and social skills unique to elementary aged students
-Ability to make decisions in the moment to ensure the safety of all students
-Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs
-Ability to work collaboratively with multiple a team members
-Ability to maintain confidentiality information regarding students and families
-Effective written and verbal communication skills

-Bachelors Degree in Education or in a field working with elementary aged children
-Prior experience with with students with special needs

Working Conditions:
This is a temporary, full-time position. Position begins the first day of school and ends November 25, 2020.  

Application Procedure:
Please apply online at www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp
Applications will be considered when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts have been attached to our online applications.

The Needham Public Schools is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a string commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.  The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.


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Needham Public Schools

120 Broad Meadow Road 1330 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $17,439

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students


State Average: 17%



State Average: 296