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Teacher Assistant/Adaptive Physical Education Teacher

Teacher Assistant/Adaptive Physical Education Teacher

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Regular Full-Time

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The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Wilmington, MA is looking for a full-time Teacher Assistant/Adapted Physical Education Teacher to provide direct care support to increase independence for individuals at the program. Approximately 75% of this dual position is a Teacher Assistant providing direct instruction in the classroom. 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. The Adapted Physical Education Teacher component oversees physical education classes and gross motor activities for all students and ensures the implementation of all motor-related objectives.





  • Applying age and population-specific competencies
  • Implementing programs and behavior support plans as written
  • Collecting data
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Managing behavioral crises
  • Documenting critical incidents
  • Providing transportation of consumers within the community as required
  • Designing and directing Adapted Physical Education classes
  • Preparing relevant gross motor and gym class materials
  • Implementing program safety protocols


  •  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous adapted education experience preferred