We currently have Preschool Teacher positions available:

Advanced Lead Teacher –Preschool

Lead Teacher –Preschool

Teacher-Preschool

Advanced Lead Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Department of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher Preschool certificate.
  • Obtain and maintain current certificate in Emergency First Aid and CPR within three (3) months of employment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in supervision or in an administrative position preferred. (may not be necessary)
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a Preschool program setting required.
  • Computer Literacy: Word processing, Database skills, Outlook proficient.
  • Familiarity with Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s)
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or training in the following preferred: TSG, ECER’s, Massachusetts StrongStart, EEC regulations, and CLASS.
  • Strong communication, verbal, writing, effective problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a diverse workplace.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to child care issues of low income, at-risk children and families.
  • Effective and strong classroom/time management skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • A strong commitment to quality childcare programs.
  • Comfortable with observation, for professional, classroom and agency growth.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall teaching, role modeling and functioning of the classroom and classroom staff.
  • Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level; to play with children indoors and outdoors, and to pick up toys from the floor.
  • Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the classroom, on the playground and on field trips.
  • Meet with parents and establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Hold weekly classroom staff team meetings.
  • Communicate any questions, problems, or concerns to Center Director.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management.
  • Develop a relationship and maintain communication with community organizations and other external individuals and organizations of influence for the Agency and your role i.e. early intervention, public schools and Healthy Families.
  • Maintain strong relationships with each child assuring supports are in place as they become increasingly competent and independent.
  • Monitor the classroom and classroom staff to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • To work as a member of a team with others in the classroom and the program staff by problem-solving and using effective communication skills.
  • Responsible for completing all reports, documentation, and forms.
  • Maintain both daily written and verbal communication with parents/guardians, as applicable.
  • Monitor attendance and documentation as required.
  • Input all QRIS PQR data into system regularly

COORDINATION:

  • Public relations with the community by bringing the community into the classroom.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Maintain adequate supplies and equipment for the classroom.
  • Encourage parents to take part in all appropriate aspects of the program.
  • Monitor ongoing progress of children through observation, portfolios and assessments using Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  • Responsible for supervising and providing direction of teaching techniques and behavior management techniques of other classroom teaching staff, as well as guidance of other auxiliary personal assigned to the classroom (volunteers, interns, foster grandparents, student teachers etc.).
  • Guidance and involvement in center activities as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Occasionally required to lift or move average weight material in the classroom.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry and hold children 20-70 pounds.
  • Flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Background Record Check as required.
  • Complete new employee orientation.
  • Every employee is expected to respect and interact in a positive manner with co-workers, program, participants and the public at large.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.50 per hour

Lead Teacher Preschool

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have the personal qualities to work with children under supervision and the ability to relate to parents,
  • staff and the community in which the children live, bi-lingual skills where appropriate
  • 21 years of age minimum
  • Meet the Office of Child Care Services Certification requirements for pre-school Lead teacher.
  • Have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Possess valid CPR & First Aid Training Certificate.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Plans, develops and implements the daily program designed to meet the social, health, emotional,
  • Cognitive and physical needs of children within the framework of the stated policy of the Agency.
  • Provides for the care and protection of all children in the Center.
  • In order to meet individual and group needs, evaluates appropriateness and effectiveness of activities and routines within the daily schedule.
  • Maintains an attractive, sanitary, orderly classroom with all equipment and supplies in good condition.
  • Supervises lunch and nap time in cooperation with teacher or classroom aide.
  • Provides daily supervision of teacher, classroom aides, and any other auxiliary personnel assigned to the classroom (ex. – foster grandparent, student teacher, interns, volunteers).
  • Schedules and conducts regular conferences with teachers, aides, and other designated staff to plan and evaluate the program.
  • Attends all Center staff meetings.
  • Maintains positive relationships with other occupants sharing space with the program.
  • Uses community and program resources to develop the educational program.
  • Maintains classroom records and completes progress reports as required.
  • Maintains a sound, positive working relationship with parents, staff and other adults in the Center.
  • Communicates to the Director or other designated individuals’ pertinent information with regard to families and children.
  • Attends parent meetings as scheduled.
  • Holds parent conferences in conjunction with Director and/or Parent Worker.
  • Carries out other duties as designated by Center Director or Office of Child Care Services Regulations.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Develops and implements behavior management program appropriate to the needs of children in care.
  • Responsible for bus monitor duties, as required.
  • Presents testimony at court proceedings, when required.
  • Completes progress reports quarterly.

MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF CHILD CARE SERVICES CATEGORIES OF STUDY

The requirement for a category of study must be met with credits from an accredited institution of higher learning, alternative early childhood training program or with an Early Childhood Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Four CEU’s are equal to three credits, three CEU’s are equal to two credits. CEU’s will not apply to category (a), Child Growth and Development.

Lead Teacher qualifications require 12 credits in at least four categories including three credits in category (a), Child Growth and Development, and two credits in category (b) Planning Programs, (c) Curriculum or (d) Classroom Management.

The study of Early Childhood Education shall be categorized as follows:

  • Child Growth and Development, Birth-Eight Years.
  • Planning Programs and Environments for Young Children.
  • Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings.
  • Child and Classroom Management.
  • Advanced or Specialized Early Childhood Education or Development.
  • Children with Special Needs. Birth – 16 years.
  • Infant and Toddler Development, Care and/or Program Planning.
  • Health and Safety in Early Childhood.
  • Families and Community.
  • Day Care Policy.
  • Supervision or Staff Development in Early Childhood Education.
  • Day Care Administration.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.50 per hour

Teacher Preschool

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have the personal qualities to work with children under supervision and the ability to relate to parents, staff and the community in which the children live, bi-lingual skills where appropriate; and
  • Be 21 years of age; and
  • Meet the Department of Early Education and Care requirements for pre-school and/or infant-toddler teacher; or
  • Have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Possess valid CPR & First Aid Training Certificate.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Plans and arranges all necessary materials for daily lesson plans in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.
  • Assumes full responsibility for the class and program in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
  • Cooperates with Lead Teacher in keeping the classroom, all equipment and supplies in good order.
  • Attends and participates in regular conferences with Lead Teacher and other designated staff to plan and evaluate the program.
  • Provides care and protection of all children in the Center.
  • Supervises lunch and nap time in cooperation with Lead Teacher.
  • Uses community and program resources to help supplement the classroom program.
  • Maintains classroom records as required.
  • Attends all Center staff and parent meetings, as scheduled.
  • Participates in parent conferences, as scheduled.
  • Communicates with the Lead Teacher and/or Director or other designated individuals’ pertinent information with regard to families and children.
  • Maintains a sound, positive, working relationship with parents, staff and other adults in the Center.
  • Carries out other duties as designated by Center Director or Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES:

  • Assists in development and implementation of behavior management program to the needs of children in care.
  • Responsible for van monitor duties, as required.
  • Presents testimony at court proceedings.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.65 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.65 – $16.50 per hour

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