Elementary Special Education Teaching Assistant at Eliot Elementary School

Job | Posted 22 days ago


Description:  The special education teaching assistant work in an inclusive setting to support one or more students in one or more classrooms.  Teaching Assistants ar trained and supported by the classroom teacher and Special Education Liaison and supervised by the Special Education Coordinator, Mona Maas.

Job Summary: Special Education Teaching Assistant provides social emotional and behavioral support for students during the day.  Support can be provided in whole class, small group, or one to one in all content areas.  In addition to classroom responsibilities, Teaching Assistants provide supervision at specials, recess and lunch and perform other duties assigned to them. This is a 35 hour per week position. 

Job Requirements:
-A highly motivated, self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively
-Ability to be flexible in order to follow routines of multiple clasroom schedules
-Patience and the ability to make quick decisions when dealing with dysregulated students 
-Experience working on a team, well established communication and interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills 
-Good communication skills  
-Experience in developing and implementing behavior plans and collecting behavior data 

Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp 

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

Applicants are encourged to review the Unit C contract outlining wages and working conditions on our website 

The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, IDEAS, and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong 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

135 Wellesley Ave 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