EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Department of Early Education and Care Teacher Preschool certificate.
  • Obtain and maintain current certificate in First Aid and CPR within two (2) months of employment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a Preschool program setting required.
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Computer Literacy: Word, Excel, Outlook proficient.
  • Familiarity with Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s).
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • 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:

  • Responsible for supporting an individual child in successfully navigating and participating in a preschool classroom experience. This may include, but is not limited to; mealtimes, toileting, interactions with other children, transitions, and activities designated in their IEP.
  • Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level and to play with children indoors and outdoors.
  • Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in all environments.
  • Maintain strong relationships with each child assuring supports are in place as designated by their IEP.
  • Monitor the classroom 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.
  • Maintain both daily written and verbal communication with parents/guardians, as applicable.
  • Communicate any questions, problems, or concerns to Center Director.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Monitor ongoing progress of children through observation and documentation.
  • Occasionally required to lift or move average weight material in the classroom.
  • Occasionally required to lift, carry and hold children 20-70 pounds.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management. 

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. 

HOURS:

  • 40 hours per week. Length of assignment TBD.

TO APPLY E-MAIL RESUME DIRECT TO: Squareonejobs@sdn.org