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Teacher Assistant - Special Education

Teacher Assistants – Special Education
Grace & Carter Schools

Meeting Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to children and families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is seeking full time Teacher Assistants – Special Education for the Carter and Grace Schools in Providence, RI. If you are looking for a rewarding career to make a difference in children’s lives, then you have found the right path with Meeting Street. This is an opportunity to join Meeting Street where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work and live together.

Meeting Street respects and celebrates the diversity that contributes to a healthy, caring community. Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community’s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence.  

As Special Education Teacher Assistants, you will work full time, with students ages 3 to 22 years old with physical and cognitive disabilities. Teacher Assistants assist Teachers in supporting the continuous implementation of skills and goals associated with student’ educational, functional, and therapeutic needs as specified in the Individual Education Plan (IEP); provide individual and small group instruction under the supervision of the teacher; utilize and maintain a wide variety of technology and assistive communication devices for students; implement equipment, sensory, mobility and self-care plans (including toileting, feeding, etc.) for students’ needs and facilitate interactions among students that provide opportunities for emotional, social, and cognitive growth, and an understanding of each other. 

Meeting Street is currently offering a four-step $2,500 bonus to new employees for full-time, benefit eligible positions.

Full-time employees at Meeting Street enjoy low cost benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), vision insurance (VSP), employer-paid life insurance and long term disability, optional employee and dependent life insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 5% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, paid time-off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days, BCBS Wellness Program, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program and much more!

We do not discriminate in services or employment based on ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status, or resident immigration status. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice.

The position requires High School or equivalent. 
Completion of a Teacher Assistant Pre-Employment Training Program approved by the RI Department of Education (RIDE) and passage of the ParaPro Assessment, or ability to obtain.  
Exceptions to this requirement are either Certification as a Teacher Assistant in another state or Associate or Bachelor’s degree. 
The position weekly hours are thirty-seven (37) during the regular school year, and twenty-seven (27) in the summer months. 
The schedule is Monday and Thursday 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 7:45 AM to 3:00 PM, Summer 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 
COVID-19 vaccination is required.