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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: January 22, 2019
RESUMES AND LETTERS OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY 02/19/19 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Infant Program Assistant
Job Code: X898
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 15 hour workweek

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Background:                    The Center for Families is a City-wide family support program serving families with children prenatal to eight years old. The Center provides parenting education workshops and series, support groups, early literacy playgroups, gross-motor playgroups, home visits, information and referral services, community building events, parent/child activities, one-on-one supports, and concrete support in times of need. All Center activities and services are welcoming and respectful of participants' cultural, family structures, and socio-economic backgrounds. The Center for Families values diverse, flexible, creative teamwork-oriented staff members who are committed to serving all families, especially those traditionally under-served.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The Infant Program Assistant will work with other Center for Families staff in order to engage families with children birth-15 months in family support programming.   

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Full participation in the Department of Human Service Programs' mission to eliminate racism within our department.
  • Outreach to all Cambridge families with infants with a specific focus on those that are harder to reach.
  • Facilitating weekly support/playgroups for parents/caregivers of babies from birth-15 months.
  • Facilitating the Baby Massage and Child Development Series.
  • Provide short term home visits to families facing parenting challenges, isolation, at risk for depression or referred by partner agencies.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to build social connections and create community.
  • Become familiar with available community resources.
  • Refer families to early learning services and events that benefit the literacy development of their children.
  • Collaborate with other agencies that are serving families with young children.
  • Complete all required paperwork.
  • Attend biweekly meetings.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in early childhood.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Understanding on how culture influences parenting.
  • Flexible schedule with some evenings and weekend hours. Must have the ability to attend biweekly staff meetings on Friday mornings.
  • Comfortable speaking and interacting with families both individually and in groups.
  • Energetic, friendly, outgoing personality.
  • Ability to relate well with diverse groups and individuals.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, walk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run, during play or responding to an emergency.  Employees are frequently required to engage with children on the floor and at their eye level.  Employees are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects as well as reach.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a child.  Vision abilities are required for supervision of children.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Moderately to very noisy classroom or gym setting with florescent lighting.

RATE: $20.00 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

 

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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