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Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services and more, for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

“There aren’t many jobs that allow you to change a child’s life while the child simultaneously changes yours, but working at Spaulding allows exactly that.” Sara V.

Paraeducators – if you are looking for full-time or substitute opportunities, we have openings in our growing program for Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm in our year round Spaulding Academy.

  • a high school diploma or equivalent, with at least 2 years of direct experience for a Para 1, or 2 years of college for a Para 2;
  • a NH Paraeducator Certification is preferred, or we will assist you in achieving the certification within 3 months of employment;
  • experience with special education is very helpful, but not a requirement;
  • based on State regulatory requirements, individuals working in this role must be 21 years of age.

Paraeducators are a vital part of our professional academic team, contributing daily to the successful outcomes of our students. In partnership with our Special Education Teachers, you will and assist in providing a well-organized, smooth functioning environment in our small-sized classrooms.  Our Paraeducators enjoy an active, participative and mobile day in our busy and very rewarding setting. 

How to Apply:

We support our Staff wellness through a very generous benefits package, generous paid time off, a free coffee bar and free meals daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center available 24/7, several employee appreciation events throughout the year and beautiful walking trails to enjoy on our spectacular campus. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about how we support exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

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Date Added: January 5, 2022

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