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Teacher Assistant - Special Education

Teacher Assistant - Special Education

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The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Wilmington is looking for a full-time Teacher Assistant to work in a classroom setting providing services to adolescents with special needs. Under the direction of a Special Education Teacher, Teacher Assistants provide direct instruction to the students in the areas of academics, self-care (ADLs), and vocational tasks as well as manage challenging behaviors utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.



• Apply age and population-specific competencies
• Implement programs and behavior support plans as written
• Document student progress through data collection
• Assist with personal care
• Manage behavioral crises
• Document critical incidents
• Provide transportation of students within the community as required
• Implement program safety protocols


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Previous special education or human services experience strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis a plus