Riverside Community Care Teaching Assistant in Needham, Massachusetts

Teaching Assistant

Tracking Code

2416-709

Job Description

Great opportunity to join a unique, innovative therapeutic school program that enables students to develop confidence and success in academic achievement and social situations.

The Riverside School aims to provide student-centered educational experiences that foster a culture of mutual respect and appreciation for learning.

Our services support opportunities for leadership within the school, home and larger community, allowing youth to develop self-esteem and to graduate within a timeframe commensurate with their peers.

The Teaching Assistant will:

  • work as part of a team to provide direct supports, social skill groups, tutorial services, guidance, education, advocacy and supervision for students

  • support the human rights of individuals through the development of self-worth, empowering individuals to become the primary decision makers in their lives

  • offer listening and counseling presence for individuals with questions/concerns

The Riverside School is a 12-month school with 6 weeks of scheduled vacation.

Occasional evenings required to attend parent advisory board meetings, open house events and other community building events.

Required Skills

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to function independently

  • Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle required for local travel

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Previous experience working with individuals with special needs preferred

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Job Location

Needham, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular