May Institute

  • Teacher Assistant - Special Ed

    Job Location US-MA-Wilmington
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary

    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.


    We serve students with autism in our award winning schools located in Massachusetts and in California. Our schools use the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help students develop skills in social interaction, communication, academics, self-control, and daily living activities.


    With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field, you are qualified to work directly with our students. You will receive extensive training in using ABA to work with our students and will learn to implement a student’s social, behavioral, and academic programs.


    Assistant teachers have the opportunity to participate in research studies and will work closely with behavior analysts and licensed teachers.


    This position is a great stepping stone towards pursuing an advanced degree in behavior analysis, psychology, or special education and May Institute will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

    We provide tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to employees pursuing degrees.

    In addition, May Institute has relationships with local universities where you can earn a Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Special Education while working with us.




    • 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
    • Valid US Driver's License


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