Employment Opportunities

Teaching Assistant Job Fair

Friday, August 17, 2018

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Emery Grover Administration Building

2nd Floor Conference Room

1330 Highland Avenue, Needham

Learn more about this critical role in one of the highest-performing school districts in Massachusetts! Teaching Assistants (TAs) play a vital role in supporting the facilitation of curriculum in our Special Education Department. Available positions for the 2018-2019 school year include high school, middle school, elementary school and preschool levels.

Learn More and Network 
This event will start at 9:30 with a brief presentation on what to expect as a TA in Needham. Several current TAs will be onsite to share their experience and answer any questions that you might have. Special Education Coordinators will offer brief onsite interviews starting at 10 am to those interested in moving forward.

A Great Place to Work!
Needham Public Schools offers its TAs a rewarding, challenging workplace experience. Covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Needham Education Association, TAs earn competitive salary and benefits, including paid personal and sick days, as well as paid holidays. Additionally, TAs participate in the Town of Needham’s contributory retirement system and can be eligible to receive a pension after meeting the qualified age and years of service.
Register under the “Teaching Assistant Job Fair - August 17, 2018 job posting by uploading a resume and completing the online application using the link below.

Current Job Postings - Apply Online

Dear Prospective Applicant,

Thank you very much for your interest in the Needham Public Schools! We are pleased that you are considering a career in our district. The Human Resources office initiated an online application process. While we realize applying online may take you longer than sending your materials by mail, it is a far more efficient way for us to process your application. The online database of applicants makes it easier for principals to review your materials at any time day or night and on weekends as well.

Please know a few helpful hints when applying online:
  • While it will take you a few hours to complete the process, you do not need to complete it in one sitting. You can complete the process over several days or weeks.
  • All documents must be in electronic format (resume, letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, DESE license). Scan those documents into your computer in advance.
  • Complete the application as thoroughly as possible. The application is a legal document and requires your careful attention.
Needham Public Schools has a history of a comprehensive and thorough interview process for all licensed positions. Candidates can expect the first interview with a committee including teachers, administrators parents and in some cases, students. The second interview includes a more in-depth interview and spending time in the district to understand our core values and culture. Finalists will be visited by a few members of the initial interview committee for an on-site observation, or candidates will conduct a demonstration lesson in Needham. After thorough reference calls, the selected candidate who is recommended by the principal will have a final interview with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.

We believe this process helps us, and you, to make the best possible decision about employment. All candidates are strongly encouraged to review the appropriate collective bargaining agreement to learn more about working conditions, benefits and salary information.

The majority of active employees in the Needham Public Schools are represented by a union, the Needham Education Association (NEA). The NEA has a long and strong collaborative working relationship with both members and administrators. The NEA collectively bargains wages and benefits on behalf of all union members and prospective employees are urged to review the wages and benefits by reading the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements.

All positions that are open in the Needham Public School District are posted on this website. To view open positions, start an application, or modify an existing application please visit: http://www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO and Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS). Candidates who have strong commitments to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.


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