Franciscan Hospital for Children Teaching Assistant in Brighton, Massachusetts

Teaching Assistant

Department:

Kennedy Day School Program

Schedule:

Full-time/Part-time

Shift:

Day Shift

Hours:

30-40 hours per week

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 preferred

· 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.