Special Education Teaching Assistant/Counselor

May 29, 2024

Milestones Day School & Transition Program

Milestones Day School and Transitions Program is a year-round private special education school (elementary, middle, high school, & post high school) located in Waltham, MA and works with students with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and a variety of attention and/or psychiatric challenges. We service students ranging in age from elementary grades through post high school, and our staff work in multi-disciplinary teams to support students in particular grade cohorts. We are currently recruiting for a teaching assistant to join our team.

Job Summary

Teaching Assistants/Counselors work with the classroom teachers and collaborate with the students’ broader team (e.g., speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, transition specialists etc) to increase students’ success within and beyond the classroom. It is the Teaching Assistant’s responsibility to supervise students in various academic, therapeutic, and community settings while promoting the independence of the student. The Teaching Assistant will work with the students to explore and integrate reasonable accommodations in the student’s daily routine and to promote students’ individualized goals.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide training and supervision to students
  • Collaborate with team members to determine which modifications, accommodations, and assessment approaches are necessary to allow students to succeed
  • Work with a team to support students in an academic environment
  • Support students’ processing to increase their therapeutic growth
  • Collect data across different skills and behaviors on a daily basis
  • Promote generalization of students’ acquired skills -Hours: Full-Time 7:30AM-3:00PM.


  • Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Previous experience working with students with autism, developmental, psychiatric and/or behavioral issues
  • Experience with behavior management – Data collection experience is strongly preferred

Milestones Provides Excellent Benefits, Including

  • Competitive salary
  • 6 weeks of paid Vacation, 8 Sick days, and 2 Personal days in addition to scheduled holidays. Earn 1 additional Vacation day after 1 year of service and up to 2 additional days for every year of service thereafter.
  • Medical Insurance including Fitness Center Reimbursement and Annual Physical Exam Bonus
  • Dental Insurance & Vision Plan Onsite
  • Workout Facility
  • 401K Plan, Long-Term Disability, and Life insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave and Pre-tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Community Service Opportunities Half-day Summer Fridays
  • We supply all materials (no out-of-pocket expenses!)
  • Employer sponsored conference and workshop attendance for professional development Supportive and collaborative co-workers

Please submit a cover letter and attach a resume for consideration.

Job Requirements

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

Equal Opportunity Employer
Milestones Day School (Special Ed. School) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply for this job email your details to hmiller@advancingmilestones.com