Assistant Teacher Summer Program July 2024

Do you enjoy working with kids, but not sure if a career in teaching is right for you? Some of our best teachers and administrators started out the exact same way! The Gifford School is a small, therapeutic day school committed to helping students with social, emotional, and learning differences reach their full potential. We are also committed to fostering fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone can expect to be treated with respect and dignity.  We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with children/adolescents in a special education setting preferred
  • Ability to develop an understanding of special needs population and therapeutic milieu
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong communication skills


  • June 27, 2024 through July 30, 2024 (July 4 and 5 School Closed)
  • 7:30am-3:30pm; Monday–Thursday 7:30am-3:00pm; Friday


  • Provide in-class support to teachers and students
  • Assist teachers with lesson & activity planning & prep work, as requested
  • With guidance from a classroom teacher and at times independently, work with students on one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Facilitate and lead students during transitions, lunch, electives, & group activities
  • Provide one-on-one support to students in or outside the classroom in order to meet their needs
  • Assist with facilitating off campus school trips
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity among our staff and student body and promote an atmosphere which values this diversity

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

[email protected]