Youth Villages Teaching Assistant (Special Education) in Arlington, Massachusetts


Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.


Now Offering a $2,000 Sign-On Payment

Position Overview

  • Participate in training and in-service activities for teachers and instructional tutors

  • Develop and Implement an 8 week project based curriculum to be utilized Monday through Friday in the classrooms.

  • Provide behavior management and group management to group sizes of 6-10 per class

  • Create and implement theme based weeks to actively engage girls in community building

  • Facilitate an active and hands on learning environment to engage kids in participation

  • Improve children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions

  • Assist support counselors in crisis response as needed

  • Carrie out duties to assist the Licensed Teachers and/or by request from the Principal and the Director of Education

  • Attend weekly staff meeting

  • Other essential duties may be assigned as needed

Additional Information

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training. Applicants must have valid driver’s license.

Small Class Sizes to allow more one on one attention to individual students and their educational needs. The standard Youth Villages class size ranges from 8-15 children. Tuition & Licensure reimbursement, and training for your career growth and advancement Our schools operate year-round



Bachelors degree (Education majors strongly preferred) Massachusetts licensure or eligible for Massachusetts licensure as a middle or high school teacher strongly preferred Experience working in a school setting is strongly preferred Experience teaching High School Students is strongly preferred Experience working with children with severe emotional and behavioral needs is a plus

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b) 2 weeks paid vacation 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)


Requisition ID: 2018-2416

Job Locations: MA-Arlington

Program: Residential-Education

Relocation Assistance: No

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular