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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956399
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2022

Job Description


Arlington, MA 02476






JOB GOAL: The Special Education Teaching Assistant will support general and special educators by working with students in general education and special education settings to enable them to access the curriculum. 




  • Associates Degree Required; Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to coordinate with and work as a member of a team that includes Principal, Classroom Teacher, Special Educators, other building staff, related service personnel, clinicians and parents
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.



  • Assists with classroom management in substantially separate and/or inclusion classroom
  • Implements behavior management plans as written
  • Assists with crisis management plans, including physical management per behavior management protocols when required
  • Establishes emotionally supportive rapport with students
  • Travels to general education classes with students as needed
  • Accurately implements content, instructional and performance modifications as designed by the classroom teacher
  • Ensures information is shared between teachers when assistant is primary support person or other organizational meetings, as well as professional development as determined by principal and or special education department
  • Greets students upon arrival to school, assists with student dismissal and debriefs with teacher at the end of the day
  • Assist student with toileting and hygiene at younger grade levels and some special programs
  • Performs other duties as delineated by teacher or other supervisor



REPORTS TO:  Special Education Coordinators and Building Principals

SALARY/BENEFITS:  According to paraprofessional contract.   Eligible for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance and Town of Arlington Retirement System. 


The Arlington Public Schools are committed to creating an inclusive and safe learning and working environment that reflects a diversity of perspectives, values, and experiences. We welcome staff who are aware of the role that bias and prejudice play in society, are creative and willing to try new approaches, and are reflective about their daily practice. We are looking for candidates who welcome a challenge, are eager to collaborate and contribute to the success of students, are ready to engage in two-way partnership with families, and who will contribute their diverse talents to the organization as a whole. 





  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Special Education > General Special Education
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
    Special Education > Special Education Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Arlington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Robert Spiegel
    • 869 Massachusetts Avenue
    • Arlington, Massachusetts 02476

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