NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: January 17, 2023
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
||Human Service Programs|
||Infant Program Assistant (part-time), Childcare & Family Support Services|
|Civil Service Position:
||Non Civil Service position
|Hours Per Week:
||19.5 hours per week Flexible schedule with some evenings and weekend hours. Must have the ability to attend biweekly staff meetings on Friday mornings.|
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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, parent 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.
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, including infant massage and parent-infant playgroups.
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 traditionally under-served
- 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
- connect 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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Experience in early childhood.
- Good communication skills.
- Understanding on how culture influences parenting.
- Comfortable speaking and interacting with families both individually and in groups.
- Energetic, friendly, outgoing personality.
- Ability to relate well with diverse groups and individuals.
- The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Moderately to very noisy classroom or gym setting with florescent lighting.
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.
RATE: $22.00 per hour
Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.