Teacher Assistant - #740797

The Home for Little Wanderers, Inc.

Date: 01/15/2022 01:00 AM

City: Walpole, Massachusetts

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Home for Little Wanderers' school, Clifford Academy in Walpole, MA, is seeking a Teacher Assistant. Clifford Academy serves students who have educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges that cannot be adequately addressed in a traditional public school environment. Individualized education plans vary depending on the specific needs and strengths of each student.

How You Will Be Making A Difference

When you join The Home for Little Wanderers/Wediko, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.

For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future.

Classroom Competency

  • Clifford Academy Teacher Assistants (TA) provide rehabilitative assistance for students who require social and/or behavioral support during the school day.
  • Assist Clifford Academy teachers as they create an environment where standards for classroom behavior are clear and consistent.
  • Assist Clifford Academy teachers to provide consistent routines for managing all parts of students’ independent and group work.
  • Assist Clifford Academy teachers to monitor learning progress closely and maintain records of students’ performance.
  • Establish and model appropriate working relationships with Clifford Academy students.
  • Assist Clifford Academy teachers and administrators to manage student behavior within school and classroom structures.
  • Actively engage in supervision and demonstrate openness and action to feedback


  • Complete paperwork consistently, professionally, and in a timely manner
  • Attend regular meetings with a problem-solving mindset and actively contribute during meeting time
  • Support and help members of the Clifford Academy staff


  • Associate degree or 48 credits in education or human service field of study (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Respond positively and appropriately to direction and feedback
  • Satisfactory completion of TCI Training required.
  • Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in school transportation

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless youth, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Extensive training to new staff
  • Generous time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health and Dental Insurance available upon hire
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Long-term Disability and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • And more!

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

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