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175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

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Teaching Assistants - All Programs

The Teaching Assistant works with multiply impaired, students 5-22 years of age to meet designated objectives within the Individual Education Plan (I.E.P) and report progress on these objectives. Responsibilities include providing direct care, independent living skills training, classroom assistance, implementing behavioral interventions, and communications skill building


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At Perkins, we are always in search of energetic and talented individuals committed to helping children and adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. Our work begins with students on our campus in Watertown, Massachusetts, but spans the globe with outreach efforts in developing countries around the world. 

Perkins' staff showcases a diverse set of skills. We employ educators, occupational and physical therapists, teaching assistants, nurses, fundraisers, engineers, information and technology staff, administrators, grounds keepers, consultants, assistive technology specialists and grant writers, just to name a few.

Diversity is our strength, and we celebrate an all-inclusive workplace that is enriched by the contributions of people from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities.

Perkins is an accredited member of the New England Association of Independent Schools and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Department of Public Health and by the Commonwealth's Department of Early Education and Care.

Perkins Benefits

At Perkins, we seek to provide excellent benefits to a diverse staff and are committed to helping people grow their careers. Perkins offers competitive salaries and employee benefits that include health,dental and vision insurance, a wellness initiative and tuition reimbursement. Perkins also offers a variety of internships and volunteer opportunities.

What follows is meant only to be used as a general summary of certain benefits currently available at Perkins. All benefits are subject to change.

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation
  • Perkins Retirement Plan: 401(a)
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity: 403(b)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Tuition Remission
  • Flexible Spending Plan, Medical
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plan
  • Credit Union
  • Wellness Program