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Infant Toddler Teacher - Spanish Bilingual



Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Department: Early Education Centers
Posted: 08-09-2017
Location Name: Dorchester
Wage: Depends on Experience

Community Children’s Center, Dorchester

Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC) is seeking a Spanish bi-lingual Infant Toddler Teacher with strong Early Childhood experience and education, and who is DEEC teacher qualified. HHC is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality programs and services to homeless children and families throughout the state of Massachusetts. We have three Community Children’s Centers, which serve a total of 175 children. The Dorchester center is a friendly, supportive teaching environment with low child-teacher ratios and a focus on supporting families. The agency maintains diversity amongst children and staff and acknowledges staff accomplishments and development. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Lead Teacher. Join our dedicated team, and make a real difference!

 

Responsibilities

Curriculum

  • Display knowledge of early childhood development
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a dynamic, creative, age-appropriate and multi-cultural curriculum
  • Practice positive behavior management techniques in guiding the children’s behavior
  • Inform parents of classroom curriculum plans (e.g., posting lesson plans)

 

Communication

  • Communicate with children in a positive way that demonstrates genuine interest and respect and exhibits sensitivity to children as individuals
  • Communicate positively with parents on a daily basis to inform them of their child’s ongoing development and activities
  • Assist in the design and implementation of other classroom parent communication systems (i.e. bulletin boards, monthly newsletters, etc.)
  • Complete children’s progress reports and participate in parent conferences
  • Assist in plans for and attending Parent-Teacher functions
  • Communicate openly and effectively with classroom team including participation in weekly team meetings
  • Work closely with Family Advocates to promote healthy family relationships

 

Classroom Management

  • Maintain appropriate standards of health and safety in accordance with state regulations and Horizons for Homeless Children policies and procedures
  • Understand and implement emergency procedures
  • Organize classroom schedule to allow for child initiated and teacher directed activities as well as individual and small group learning
  • Coordinate transitions of children to and from classrooms
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair and inform Lead Teacher when supplies are low
  • Submit all records and reports in a timely and accurate manner including attendance sheets, accident reports, progress reports and time sheets

 

Qualifications:

  • BA Degree in ECE or related field preferred, 15 credits ECE
  • Must be DEEC infant teacher qualified
  • Minimum of one year of experience
  • Candidates will be professional, sensitive, and enthusiastic, and show a commitment to working with homeless families
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Priority will be given to individuals who have had previous experience working with homeless children and their families
  • Must be flexible and willing to work between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Professional Development:

  • Maintain current certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Attend HHC Professional development trainings
  • Complete 20 workshop hours per year to meet EEC requirements

 

Must be able to embody the values of Horizons for Homeless Children:

Collaborative – “We get more done together”

Inclusive – “We are culturally responsive”

Innovative – “We ask, what would it take?”

Passionate – “We are inspired by our mission”

 

Horizons for Homeless Children is committed to diversity and is an AA/EEO employer.

Horizons for Homeless Children offers a competitive salary and a highly competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.