Severe Special Education Classroom Assistant
Lexington, MA
Job Description
SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM ASSISTANT Summer and School year!COTTING SCHOOLCotting School is actively looking for Teaching Assistants to begin in July for our ESY program and continue throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Apply today!About the Position: Cotting School has an openings for a Classroom Assistants! We are looking to hire new grads and experienced people with a background in SPED. Program Assistants work in a classroom setting with a lead teacher.

Our classes have 8 or fewer students, and have 2 teaching assistants per class. There are many opportunities to work closely with students, including assisting in classroom instruction, attending weekly school specials (Gym, Art, Music, etc), as well as going with the class out into the community. Some lifting is required. In this position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the lives of an amazing group of students with special needs.

Experience working with students with special needs is a plus! Our Mission: To enable students with special needs to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence.Our Vision: Cotting School creates an inclusive community which fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity. We meet the unique needs of students with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions by providing an array of integrated services. We value partnerships among students and families, staff, public funding agencies, donors, and volunteers.

We provide outreach services, nationally and internationally, to expand our commitment and expertise in the field of special education. We design our day and residential training programs to enable students to realize their highest potential both during and after their enrollment.Duties and Responsibilities: Assist lead teachers with the instructional program Work in smaller groups in the classroom with assigned students in the classrooms and throughout the programAssist students in various specials throughout the day including gym, art, music, library, home economics, industrial arts and technologyAssist in feedings with assigned students (training on this skill would be provided)Assist with the supervision of students in corridors wherever necessary and during arrival and departure times Assist with lifting and transferring students in/out of wheelchairs, standers and gait trainers. Experience preferred, but training will be provided. Join classroom for community trips.

As a Program Assitant, you may be responsible for driving a Cotting School wheelchair accessible van. Training will be provided.Job Specifications/Requirements: Bachelors Degree preferredExperience, education, specific training for working with disabled children is a plus. A passion and desire to work with moderately to severely disabled students is a must!Excellent health - Physician's verification of ability to lift/position students (up to 150 pound students are involved) and engage in many strenuous activities.First Aid/C.P.R. certification (will be provided if necessary)Satisfactory results from TB/Mantoux Test.Criminal Offender Record Information (C.O.R.I.) background check.Hours are Monday-Friday8AM-2PM - Summer Hours8:00AM-2:45PM -School year, Wednesdays until 1:15PM
Job Type Part Time