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Preschool Teachers
Requisition Number:2021-HS/C-014
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 the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team
  • Provide preschool aged children with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency
  • Plan and implement the Education Component objectives of the Head Start Performance Standards
  • Provide a balance between quiet and active learning activities. Help children gain independence and autonomy in eating, toileting, dressing and hygiene through age appropriate and manageable tasks
  • Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program in order to improve their understanding of child development and facilitate their role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development
  • Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year
  • Attend meetings as necessary
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Associates degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with up to twelve months of relevant experience required
  • Must be EEC Preschool Teacher qualified
  • Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Must be able to 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
  • Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of preschool 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

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
Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.

Location: Agency wide