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Infant/Toddler Teachers
Requisition Number:2021-EHS/C-001
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35
  

Overview:
Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Duties include:
  • Responsible for providing infant and toddler children at the local Early Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency
  • Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher directed activities, structured activities and sensory-based play activities to foster the children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning and problem-solving
  • Provide care such as diapering, toileting, feeding, dressing and hygiene in a relaxed and individualized manner to foster the children’s emotional development and help them gain independence in completing these tasks
  • Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Must work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required
  • Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred
  • Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s infant and toddler children and/or while moving classroom equipment
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
Teacher Level Specific Requirements:
Infant/Toddler Teacher 1 - High school diploma or equivalent. Active Child Development Associate Credential with an Infant and Toddler endorsement or EEC Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher certified with experience teaching infant toddler age children required. EEC Infant Toddler Teacher certified preferred.

Infant/Toddler Teacher 2 - Associate’s degree with training or equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development and experience teaching infant toddler age children. EEC Infant Toddler Teacher certified preferred.

Infant/Toddler Teacher 3 - Bachelor's degree with training or equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development and experience teaching infant toddler age children. EEC Infant Toddler Teacher certified preferred.

Infant/Toddler Teacher 4 - Master’s degree with training or equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development and experience teaching infant toddler age children. EEC Infant Toddler Teacher certified preferred.

Why ABCD?

  • Make an impact on the community
  • $2000 signing bonus for credentialed teaching staff ($1000 upon hiring and $1000 upon successful completion of six-month introductory period)
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Opportunities for career growth and promotion
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting after 6 months
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays
Location: Agency wide