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The Children's Study Home
44 Sherman Street


Company Description:
Our Mission:

The Children’s Study Home is dedicated to partnering with families by providing innovative and educational programs and services that strengthen children and families; empowering them to succeed at home, within the community, and throughout life.

About Us:

The Children’s Study Home serves children, adolescents, and families with special needs throughout the Pioneer Valley and Cape Cod areas. The children we serve are often struggling to cope with behavioral, psychiatric, and cognitive issues related to the experiences they have survived. Our staff assesses their needs and develops individualized service plans that foster recovery, growth, and wellness.

Where we Work:

The Children’s Study Home serves children and families throughout Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod areas. Additionally, we serve children referred from Central Massachusetts as well as the Metro Boston area.

Our Partners:

We are proud to work closely with the Departments of Children & Families (DCF), Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), and Early Education & Care (EEC) to serve children and families in need. We also work with local public school districts seeking Special Education for their students.

Job Title:
Instructional Assistant
Salary Range:Location:
15-17 Per Hour Richmond
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEducation/Training
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Up to One Year
Job purpose

Provide academic support and behavior modification approaches in a highly structured alternative school. In a small class setting, the teacher assistant will support the teacher in addressing the academic and emotional/behavioral needs of the students as set forth in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Duties and responsibilities

1. Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the mission of the organization and its goals and adhere to the policies and regulations of the agency.

2. Attend all required trainings and staff meetings.

3. Responsible for the supervision of students during all hours of the school day.

4. Support a well-structured classroom with consistent rules and expectations.

5. Utilize the established behavior management plan to maintain effective discipline.

6. Anticipate and plan appropriate interventions to avoid student behavior issues and use therapeutic restraints when deemed necessary.

7. Supervise student timeouts effectively.

8. Provide classroom leadership and act as a positive role model for the students.

9. Understand each student’s academic and behavioral goals.

10. Assist students who are experiencing academic difficulty.

11. Show initiative in assisting the teacher with instruction.

12. Communicate confidence and perseverance in students’ ability to succeed and provide regular feedback to students regarding their progress.

13. Effectively substitute for the teacher when he/she is not present.

14. Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with parents, students and staff.

15. Strive to increase competencies and improve job performance.

16. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Working conditions

1. May require prolonged periods of standing or sitting.
2. Frequent exposure to activities with students which could pose a potential risk for physical injury or harm.
3. Requires considerable physical agility to be able to perform restraint.
4. May require lifting or moving the body weight of an adolescent.

1. High School Diploma/GED; Associates Degree preferred.
2. Requires professional experience with children with emotional/behavioral challenges.
3. Requires good oral and written communication skills

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