About the Job
The New England Center for Children (NECC) is a private, nonprofit autism education center for autism treatment and education located 20 miles west of Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts. Our vision is to be a global leader in the provision of effective, evidence-based educational services for the millions of underserved children with autism and their families. Since our founding in 1975, NECC has strived to be a premier leader in the field of autism. The ensuing years have seen many changes that have served to strengthen and support students and staff. With creativity and a steadfast commitment to high standards and constant improvement, NECC will continue on in its mission to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research and technology.
Turn your talents in working with special-needs children into a new career! Apply with us today!
If you are a recent college graduate with experience in working with special-needs children and a desire to develop that experience into a career, consider applying with the New England Center for Children!
NECC is seeking qualified, dedicated individuals to join our dynamic, close-knit team as a Special Education Teacher of Children with Autism. This is an entry-level position teaching children across the autism spectrum using specific techniques such as applied behavior analysis (ABA). You will teach students to gain skills in academics and socialization, with the goal of building independence in all areas of their lives.
As a Teacher of Children with Autism, you will be assigned no more than two students to instruct based on individualized educational plan goals. In the mornings and evenings, you will work with students at their group home, and during the day you will be teaching them at the school. Specific areas in which you will be working with students include:
· Self-help skills
· Speech and language objectives
· Adaptive physical education
· Age-appropriate leisure skills
· Activities for daily living
· Community integration
As a Teacher of Children with Autism, it is important that you have some experience working with special-needs students and that you are comfortable working with students of all ages and various intellectual disabilities. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and organizational skills are must. A Teacher of Children with Autism also needs to be able to perform physical interventions in response to aggressive behavior, and be able to move quickly and confidently to intervene in such situations.
Level 1 teachers do not handle case management, so a liberal arts degree is sufficient. Level 2 teachers do handle case management, and require either practical hands-on experience, or specific focus in their undergraduate studies (preferably psychology and/or Applied Behavior Analysis.) Specific requirements for the position include:
· 4 year degree at an accredited college/university
· Experience working with special-needs students
· Physical ability to perform essential functions of direct care, such as protective holds, movements and carries.
· High level of patience, physical and emotional stamina, self-confidence, and a sense of humor
· Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and own car
As a Special Education Teacher of Children with Autism, you will receive extensive training in ABA guidelines and individualized student guidelines. In your second or third year with us, you can advance to a middle management role as a coordinator. Our compensation package includes:
· Comprehensive benefits package
· Significant tuition reimbursement for continuing education in related fields
· Professional development opportunities through our onsite graduate degree programs.
· 4-5 weeks paid vacation per year
· Some relocation assistance available