- Be 21 years of age, or have graduated from an EEC-certified vocational school.
- Meet the EEC Certification requirements for pre-school lead teacher.
- Associates Degree or CDA preferred.
- Must obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR certification.
- One (1) year experience as EEC certified teacher
- Working knowledge of EEC Regulations
- Computer literacy: Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Excel, Word, Teams, Outlook.
- Working knowledge of Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG)
- Familiar with Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s) preferred, but not required.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge and sensitivity to children who experience homelessness, trauma, social-economic diversity, and their caregivers.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor when interacting with internal and external staff and caregivers.
- Strong classroom management and organizational skills
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team with internal and external staff and caregivers.
- Ability to lift 20-70 pounds and be able to stoop, crawl and bend in order to support children.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Plan, develop, reflect and customize the implementation of Square One’s curriculum, in collaboration with your teaching team and supporting internal and external consultants.
- Individualize lesson plans and instruction based on children’s needs/IEP.
- Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision both indoor and outdoor of all children, at all times.
- Maintain an attractive, equitable and diverse environment that meets health and safety guidelines with all equipment and supplies in good condition.
- Responsible for oversight of the classroom and children, teaching team, floats/temps.
- Schedule and conduct weekly team meetings with teachers, aides, and other designated staff to plan and/or evaluate the program.
- Attend and actively engage in all center staff meetings.
- Uses community and program resources to develop the educational program.
- Maintain classroom records and complete progress reports as required.
- Maintain a sound, positive working relationship with parents, staff and other adults in the center.
- Communicate to the Director, or other designated individual, pertinent information with regard to families and children.
- Attend parent meetings as scheduled.
- Welcome funders and other community partners into the classroom.
- Completes progress reports quarterly or more frequently, if needed.
- Hold parent conferences in conjunction with Director and/or assistant director.
- Develop and/or implement behavior management program appropriate to the needs of children.
- Responsible for bus monitor duties, as required.
- Presents testimony at court proceedings, when required.
- Interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers, families, and visitors to the program.
- Carry out other duties as designated by Center Director.
- Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119. Section 51A, you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.
Job Type: Full- Time
Pay: $17.90 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
LOCATION: 250 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)
Accountability: To the Center Director