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Early Childhood Education Mentor/Coaches
Requisition Number:2021-HS/C-026
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 assisting in the mentoring and training of education staff to support school readiness measures and program quality
  • Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers improving teacher-child interactions and curriculum implementation that supports positive child outcomes towards school readiness
  • Provide technical support and assistance to classroom teachers as assigned, including direct coaching and mentoring of education staff to improve instructional practices and classroom quality
  • Provide regular classroom observations using the specified evidence-based tools CLASS, ECERS-R, etc
  • Under the direction of the Preschool Education Coordinator and/or Infant/Toddler Coordinator, assist with the planning and monitoring of education component services
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and other necessary trainings to support component goals
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, or related field, such as education, social or behavioral science that must include at least eighteen semester hours in Early Childhood Education; at least one course in special education and a certificate from MA DEEC as a Preschool Lead Teacher and/or Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher required
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool children and /or infants/toddlers plus two years of supervisory experience required
  • CLASS reliability certification and previous Head Start experience preferred
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
  • 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
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • 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