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Teaching Assistant

August 6, 2020 - June 8, 2021

Havern School creates confident learners through a comprehensive education program for elementary and middle school students with diagnosed learning disabilities. With a 4:1 student to staff ratio, teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and a school psychologist provide a research-based program of intervention services in conjunction with a full academic curriculum. Our collective goal is to empower students to leave Havern School with the skills to continue to succeed beyond our hallways. 

This position is for an assistant teacher in a multi-grade classroom at Havern School, serving students with learning disabilities. We follow a self-contained intervention model, with the teachers responsible for teaching all subject areas (reading, writing, math, science, and social studies). Differentiated instruction is delivered in a small group format, in groups of 3-5 students per teacher. Daily hours are 8:00-3:00.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Deliver instruction to students, following the directions and guidelines of the lead teacher.

  • Help create a positive classroom environment where students are engaged, challenged at their individual level, and supported (both emotionally and academically).

  • Supervise students at recess and lunch.

  • Develop a respectful, positive, and caring rapport with students.

  • Maintain a positive attitude toward work with colleagues and families and students.

  • Attend to the social and emotional needs of students.

  • Attend school functions, meetings, and trainings. 

  • Maintain a willingness to increase knowledge and understanding about student needs and to learn and grow through in-service opportunities, speakers, summer reading assignments, etc.

Havern School offers a full package of benefits including health, dental, life insurance, and retirement.

Please look at our website for more information about our school:  If you are interested in the position please submit a cover letter and resume to Molly Buttitta, Interim Head of School at [email protected]