NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: January 4, 2023
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
||Human Service Programs|
||Preschool Teacher, Childcare and Family Support Service|
|Civil Service Position:
||Non Civil Service position
||Local 1596 (United Auto Worker|
|Hours Per Week:
||40 hours per week|
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teacher is responsible for and expected to:
- Research and plan regularly scheduled curriculum activities and long-term projects that: Correspond to the educational philosophy and goals of the program;
- Meet the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), NAEYC, QRIS, and DHSP curriculum standards and guidelines; and
- Enhance the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children enrolled in the program
- Meet weekly with the Teacher/Director or Lead Teacher to review and, if needed, improve weekly written curriculum plans.
- Implement regularly scheduled curriculum activities and long-term projects.
- Reflect upon children's learning to inform next cycle of curriculum planning.
- Incorporate Teacher/Director and Lead Teacher's suggestions around all areas of curriculum.
- Conduct child-centered play-based small and large group activities with children on a daily basis.
- Participate fully in safe and developmentally appropriate field trips that connect curriculum topics to the world outside of the classroom.
- Arrange and maintain classroom space which allows for a large variety of activities that promotes children's growing independence in using the classroom resources and materials.
- Involve enrolled children in assessing the classroom environment and establishing classroom rules in order to accommodate individual and group needs.
- Maintain classroom space free from hazards as well as implement safety/playground checklists as per EEC, NAEYC, QRIS & DHSP regulations.
- Provide nurturing and socially responsive care to all children enrolled in the program.
- Participate in developing strategies to fully support the development of individual children.
- Observe, reflect upon, and document four to five children's developmental progress using the Work Sampling on-line assessment tool supplemented by a portfolio of the children's work.
- Write Work Sampling Narrative Summary Reports in language parents/guardians can understand and share these with parents during 3 annual parent-teacher conferences. Submit these for review, as needed, to the Teacher/Director or Lead Teacher.
- Participate in documenting children's learning though displays of children's work.
- Initiate and maintain regular and respectful communication with parents regarding their child's daily experiences in the program through daily conversations or meetings. In all communications, respect child, family, and staff confidentiality
- Participate in a variety of meetings: parent meetings or workshops; staff meetings with the Teacher/Director, Preschool Manager, or other DHSP Childcare staff; and with program consultants.
- Provide consistent professional support and communication to and with the classroom team, giving constructive ideas, seeking and accepting advice to enhance the team's functioning.
- Fulfill some Lead Teacher position responsibilities when Lead Teacher is not present, including, but not limited to, direction and supervision of substitute staff.
- Maintain professional knowledge through participation in in-service training workshops offered by the Childcare Division or other outside resources as well as meeting educational requirements established by the Department of Early Care and Education and the City of Cambridge.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Must meet or exceed EEC regulations for preschool teacher and be at least 21 years of age.
- BA preferred
- At least three years' experience in teaching, including 9 months of supervised experience.
- Must have basic writing and computer skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
- Be agile in their movements; moving quickly from sitting on the floor to standing, to kneeling to be at the child's eye level. Employees may have to run after children, both in play and to respond to an emergency.
- Be able to hear children who speak in a soft voice or mumble words when distressed.
- Be able to use their hands and arms to move, reach, handle, and manipulate objects in the classroom. This includes moving furniture once a year when room is re-organized.
- Be able to occasionally lift and/or move a child (up to 40 pounds).
- Vision abilities are required for the supervision of children.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. The noise level is moderately to very loud. It includes classroom, outdoor playgrounds, and occasional field trips.
RATE: $21.14 - $24.49 per hour + excellent benefits
Internal applicants submit 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Renee Johnson, DHSP, 51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA. FAX: 617-349-6248. PHONE: 617-349-6212. 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.