Special Education Aide/ 1:1

Education Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Department of Early Education and Care Teacher Preschool certificate
  • Obtain and maintain current certificate in First Aid and CPR within two (2) months of

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a preschool program setting is required.
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Computer Literacy: Word, Excel, Outlook proficient.
  • Familiarity with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • Strong communication, verbal, writing, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a diverse workplace.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to childcare issues of low-income, at-risk children and families.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Comfortable with observation, for professional, classroom and agency growth.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting an individual child in successfully navigating and participating in a preschool classroom experience. This may include, but is not limited to; mealtimes, toileting, interactions with other children, transitions, and activities designated in their IEP.
  • Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level and to play with children indoors and outdoors.
  • Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in all environments.
  • Maintain strong relationships with each child assuring supports are in place as designated by their IEP.
  • Monitor the classroom to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • To work as a member of a team with others in the classroom and the program staff by problem-solving and using effective communication skills.
  • Maintain both daily written and verbal communication with parents/guardians, as applicable.
  • Communicate any questions, problems, or concerns to Center Director.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Monitor ongoing progress of children through observation and documentation.
  • Occasionally required to lift or move average weight material in the classroom.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry and hold children 20-70 pounds.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday-Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person