Franciscan Hospital for Children Teaching Assistant in Brighton, Massachusetts

Teaching Assistant

Department:

Kennedy Day School Program

Schedule:

Part Time

Shift:

Day Shift

Hours:

30 Hours/Week, Monday- Friday 8:15-2:45

Job Details:

At Franciscan Children's Kennedy Day School, we bring an unparalleled level of expertise to children with complex health and educational needs so they can receive specialized services in a caring and positive environment. Kennedy Day School is a special education day program serving students, ages 3 to 22, with significant and complex challenges, including communication, developmental, health, hearing, learning, mobility, neurological, physical, and sensory and vision service needs. The School offers a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team approach with adapted physical education, assistive technology, audiology, augmentative communication, family resources, feeding team, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, reading services, recreation, speech & language therapy, vision services and vocational community learning. If you're looking for a position where you can truly make a difference, Franciscan Children's Kennedy Day School may be the place for you. We're seeking talented employees who bring a passion for service and a desire to improve the lives of children. Join our team in the convenient, accessible Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Learn how your talents can help...so every kid can. Position Summary: Teaching Assistant-Kennedy Day School Under the tutelage of special educators in the Kennedy Day School, the Teaching Assistant will offer a unique combination of integrated special education, therapeutic and health services to student's ages 3 to 22 with multiple, intensive special needs and challenges. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Utilize systematic instructional approaches and support the implementation of each student's IEP and daily schedule of events and activities. · Encourage active participation in learning. · Interpret students' needs and other pertinent information from subtle expressions of sound, physical orientation, gesture and facial expression and seek to communicate constructive and critical information in a timely and effective manner. · Support learning activities, mobility, communication and personal care with students throughout the day, often using assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Qualifications: · Bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant experience · Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and address problems as they arise. · Ability to be flexible and adjust to changes in a dynamic environment. · Other duties may be assigned as required at the discretion of the supervisor. Franciscan Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.