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The Home for Little Wanderers Teacher Assistant- Bonus Eligible Up to $5,000 in Plymouth, Massachusetts


Eligible for an up to $5,000 sign-on bonus!

The Home for Little Wanderers' COVE School in Plymouth, MA, is seeking a Teacher Assistant. The COVE School serves students grades 7 to 12 who have educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges that cannot be adequately addressed in a traditional public school environment. Individualized education plans (IEPs) vary depending on the specific needs and strengths of each student.

How You Will Be Making A Difference

Classroom Competency

  • The COVE School Teacher Assistants (TA) provide rehabilitative assistance for students who require social and/or behavioral support during the school day.

  • Assist COVE School teachers as they create an environment where standards for classroom behavior are clear and consistent.

  • Assist COVE School teachers to provide consistent routines for managing all parts of students’ independent and group work and to monitor learning progress closely and maintain records of students’ performance.

  • Establish and model appropriate working relationships with COVE School students.

  • Assist COVE School teachers and administrators to manage student behavior within school and classroom structures.

  • Under the supervision of a Special Education Coordinator, participate in data collection and progress reports of student growth.

  • Support in-school communication with students’ families and educational teams.

  • Provide individual classroom coverage when a teacher is sick or absent.

  • Actively engage in supervision and demonstrate openness and action to feedback


  • Complete paperwork consistently, professionally, and in a timely manner

  • Attend regular meetings with a problem-solving mindset and actively contribute during meeting time

  • Support and help members of the COVE School staff in implementing supports for student emotional, academic, and behavioral growth.


  • Associate degree or 48 credits in education or human service field of study (preferred)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Respond positively and appropriately to direction and feedback

  • Satisfactory completion of TCI Training required.

  • Preferred driving record that allows for the transportation of students in school transportation

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)