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Boston College Teacher Assistant in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description


1:1 Teacher Assistant

Responsible for assisting the special education teacher with the management of appropriate educational, therapeutic and health care services for a student in the classroom, as indicated in the Individualized Education Program.


Assist the classroom teacher to include the student in all aspects of the school day

Implement academic and social programming and strategies as developed by the team

Implement accommodations and modifications as outlined on the IEP and developed by the Team.

Assist in data collection

Promote social interactions throughout the day

Support students with adapted living skills such as toileting, feeding, dressing etc. as needed.

Maintain confidentiality about all personal information regarding the student, programming

and family

Assist in all aspects of the school day whether or not such aspects directly pertain to the individual student

Accompany student to designated areas and classes as directed and assist student with academic coursework

Responsible for implementing “other job-related duties” as assigned by the supervisor or Director.

Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students other duties as needed

Uphold the mission and values of the Boston College Campus School.

Related Work Experience

Experience working with students with disabilities in a school setting

Ability to take direction from and work under the supervision of one or more teachers

Prior experience with students with moderate needs preferred


Formal Education

Bachelor’s degree preferred

CPR and first aid training preferred or willing to be trained


Excellent Communication Skills

Excellent Organizational Skills

Excellent Interpersonal Skills

Excellent Problem Solving Ability

Ability to work as part of a transdisciplinary team

Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds


Assist and/or lift students who have physical disabilities

Constant standing or walking

Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls and handles equipment when performing duties

Able to operate equipment and systems safely and effectively

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .