Special Education Aides-Midde Schools

Job | Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Department: Student Services/Schools
Job Title: Aide FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt – Unit C
Reports to: Principal or other

general description (1-3 lines describing role):

Provides a variety of generalized support services to students and schools.


  • Childcare or working with children in a daycare setting or children/young adults in a school setting or recreation setting is preferred. Classes in education, special education, psychology or related fields is preferred. Written language, technology skill and interpersonal communication skill to support communication among team members, with community contacts, school staff and parents is required.
  • 2 years of college level coursework at a minimum. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Degree in education, special education,
psychology or other related field preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

  • Assist the classroom teacher to include the student in all aspects of the school day
  • Implement academic and social programming and strategies as developed by the team
  • Implement accommodations and modifications as outlined on the IEP and developed by the team.
  • Implement behavior plans as developed by the team.
  • Assist in data collection
  • Promote social interactions throughout the day
  • Support students with adapted living skills such as toileting, feeding, dressing etc. as needed.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the family or as directed by the school team.


  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students.
  • Maintain confidentiality about all personal information regarding the student, programming and family
  • Assist in all aspects of the school day whether or not such aspects directly pertain to the individual student, this includes supervision at recess, lunch or other“duties.”
  • Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as assigned by the supervisor or Principal.
  • Other duties as needed


  • Ability to physically support students who utilize specialized equipment such as standers, wheelchairs, supportive seating etc. Ability to physically respond to students who are physically unsafe and use physical restraints as part of a de-escalation process (verbal de-escalation is preferred).
  • Ability to physically respond to students who have bolted from the building.
  • Ability to physically maintain a safe learning environment, including moving furniture in response to a crisis situation.

      Date Updated: 12/19/12 (bargained with NTA)
  Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

Posted By

Newton Public Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newton, MA 02460

At the following locations

Various Middle Schools

100 Walnut Street , Newtonville, MA 02460

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