1:1 Classroom Aide
Wellan Montessori School, Newton, MA
Wellan Montessori School is seeking a passionate educator to provide focused 1:1 support in our Lower Elementary program (ages 6-9). This is a full-time position to start immediately.
The 1:1 Aide provides individualized student support while working closely with classroom teachers to ensure that learning standards are met. The 1:1 Aide must excel at taking shared responsibility for creating and maintaining an appropriately challenging and supportive learning environment for children with disabilities/special education needs. Additional responsibilities may include: facilitating student lessons and activities, modifying lessons and/or work, communicating with families, and implementing health and safety protocols.
Successful candidates will be patient, well organized, flexible, professional, and dependable; have strong verbal and written communication skills; be able to function in a cooperative teaching environment; and be able to collaborate with other educators in our community to create an environment where children learn, socialize, explore, and grow together.
- Full-Time, 40 hours per week, with attendance at staff meetings and occasional night / weekend events outside of regular hours required.
- Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm.
- At least 1 year of relevant experience required.
- Experience working in special education.
- Experience working in a Montessori environment preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree or beyond in Special Education or a related field preferred. Candidates pursuing education, licensure, or training in Special Education are also encouraged to apply.
- Letter of interest/cover letter, resume, and at least three references are required to be considered for this position.
Salary & Benefits:
Wellan seeks to provide competitive salaries and benefits to all employees. This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: health insurance; dental; vision; healthcare / dependent care / transportation flexible spending accounts; paid family medical leave; short and long term disability; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching; and paid holidays, sick time and personal time. In addition, Wellan offers to all full-time staff a tuition remission benefit for children enrolled at the school; a technology grant; an annual professional development budget; and the opportunity to apply for additional professional development funds to support international travel and other significant educational opportunities.
Wellan Montessori School is an independent, coeducational school of approximately 300 students, age 15 months to grade 8, located in Newton Centre, MA. More information about Wellan can be found at www.wellan.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.