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Assistant Teacher

Department: C&FS Education
Location: Lowell, MA

Assistant Teacher  $2,000.00 Sign on Bonus (FT)

$19.08 per hour  starting salary

CTIís Head Start Early Learning Program is seeking Assistant Teachers for Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms. These are full time, year round positions perfect for candidates who are eager to work in partnership with parents, staff, and the community to provide quality early childhood educational services and family support. No CDA?  We will pay for you to obtain it!

At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and emotional wellness.

We Offer:

  • Casual work environment
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical -
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your own or not.
  • Great co-workers and a great mission, supportive environment with an outstanding Community Action Agency

The Assistant Teacher will work in collaboration with a Lead Teacher to support childrenís developmental needs and supports parents in their role as the childís first and primary teacher.

This individual will ensure that the classroom is meeting the needs of each child by analyzing classroom assessments and individual child outcomes.

This data will be used to implement intentional curriculum in a nurturing, warm, safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Ensure classroom compliance with all federal, state and local regulations related to Early Education. This includes compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Accreditation and MA Department of Early Education and Care regulations.
  2. Ensure that clean, safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate classroom environment is maintained.
  3. Provide daily leadership and mentoring in the classroom, guiding the work of other educators. Work cooperatively with managers, consultants and other assigned staff and volunteers.
  1. Ensure the creation and implementation of curriculum that meets both group and individual child needs which encourages the cognitive, physical, emotional and social development of each child and family and assures that school readiness goals are being met.
  2. Ensure the completion of health/developmental screenings and other child and program assessments as required.
  3. Ensure the maintenance of required records including observational, behavioral, attendance and other required reports and progress notes.
  4. Maintain effective ongoing communication with parents, Family Service Workers and other parties involved in the childís life. This includes conducting home visits, parent/teacher conferences and case management meetings.
  5. Ensure sight and sound supervision and monitoring of children at all times.
  6. Encourage parents to become engaged in the program, involved in the decision making process through participation on the Policy Council, Parent center Committee, classroom activities and training opportunities.
  7. Seek professional skill development and growth for themselves and others through participation in related skills training, and educational activities.
  8. Protect the rights of children and families from abuse and neglect, by working as a liaison between referred families and the Department of Children & Families.
  9. Uphold the values of CTI C.A.R.E.S. Ė Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, Empathetic, Services.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desire to work with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals.
  • Excellent Customer Service, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills required in basic computer software and data collection systems.
  • Must have evidence of full COVID-19 immunization or upon approval of a religious or medical exemption by that date
  • CORI/DCF review prior to employment.®
  • Excellent crisis management skills.

Infant Toddler

  • CDA Required
  • A minimum of an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.
  • Bachelorís Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
  • 3 years teaching experience preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience working with low income individuals or families preferred

Preschool

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.
  • Bachelorís Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
  • 3 years teaching experience preferred.
  • 1+ years of experience working with low income individuals or families preferred

Minimum Entry Level Qualifications

Minimum Education: AAS ECE

Preferred Education: Bachelorís

  • Licensures: Early Education and Care (EEC) Certification required.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:

  • Work Experience: 3 years teaching experience preferred.1+ years of experience working with low income individuals or families preferred.

 

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Community Teamwork is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. We recognize that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources, opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences, skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant. We look forward to reviewing your application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative team in an organization committed to excellence.

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