Special Needs Program Instructor

Springfield, MA

Are you interested in working for an inclusive agency that is committed to providing fun and engaging programs for all of its participants?  Then this job is for you! The mission of Kehillah, the JCC Special Needs Program, is to provide quality recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs. We are committed to fostering a fun and welcoming environment where participants can develop skills and independence, build self-esteem, and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Our participants represent a diverse group of individuals with a variety of diagnoses including: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual and Developmental disabilities, and more! Our Kehillah community brightens everyone's day with the joy and excitement they bring with them.

We are looking to hire a Social Group Leader  to work with our Tweens, Teens, and adults with special needs.  This role will provide specific instruction to a group of individuals with different abilities that builds social skills, personal safety, as well as specific program skills

  • Facilitate social group

  • Adapt instruction to the meet the needs of each individual to ensure success

  • Communicate regularly with participants, caregivers, and supervisor

  • Have fun with our participants!


  • Available Monday and Thursday evenings

  • Must be at least 19 years of age

  • Experience and training in working with individuals with different abilities

  • Have great written and oral skills

  • Have great conflict resolution and problem solving skills

  • Successful background check and fingerprinting required

 Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc.:

  • Previous related experience preferred

  • Must have experience working with individuals with different abilities

  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification preferred (we will provide training if needed)