Rotating Teacher, Division of Childcare & Family Support
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) provides a wide spectrum of services that is unique in the Commonwealth. Driven by the needs of residents, the department's extensive services and programs touch almost every sector in the city: from newborns to senior citizens, from school-aged children to homeless families, from non-profit organizations to local employers.The Rotating Teacher supports the preschool and afterschool (kindergarten - fifth grade) programs by providing quality teaching support for full time day programs. Quality teaching support entails actively contributing to a comfortable, safe, and stimulating childcare environment, which effectively meets the needs of children. The Rotating Teacher will report to the Program Assistant for daily/weekly scheduling, but receives direct supervision from the program's staff, under the direction of the Program Manager. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following: Foster a positive learning environment in the classroom by supporting the engagement of children in classroom activities and routines Provide nurturing and socially responsive care to all children enrolled in the program Utilize an assets-based approach to working with children and families Assist teachers in the facilitation of learning activities. This may require working one-on-one with a child or with a small group In partnership with staff, ensure the safety of children while playing outdoors, on field trips, or while transitioning from one location to another Follow and implement the classroom's behavior guidance policy and systems Assist teachers with a variety of classroom duties such as lunch and snack preparation. Maintain classroom, including classroom clean-up, as needed Under the supervision of site staff, maintain regular and respectful communication with parents regarding their child's daily experiences in the program through daily conversations For long term placements, fulfill some programmatic and/or administrative responsibilities Participate in various meetings called by the Division Head or Program Manager such as: program orientations and training workshops, policy review, or DHSP required trainings Maintain professional knowledge through participation in required Department of Early Education and Care trainings as well as meeting the educational qualifications established by the EEC and the City of Cambridge MIN QUALIFICATIONS:Min of HS Diploma/GED and one year related background; Associates Degree and nine months half-time experience; or B.A. with 6 mnths half-time experienceCandidate must be 21 yrs of age or older1st Aid and CPR trained preferred or must complete training within 6 mnths of hire dateAdhere to all Massachusetts EEC regulations as well as those established by the Childcare Division, DHSP, or the City of CambridgeCandidate must successfully pass the EEC experience record check process, which includes a CORI, SORI, DCF check, and fingerprintingMaintain professional manner at all timesPHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, walk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to run, during play or responding to an emergency. Employees are frequently required to engage with children on the floor and at their eye level. Employees are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects as well as reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a child. Vision abilities are required for supervision of children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform required functions.WORKPLACE ATMOSPHERE:The working atmosphere includes classroom and outdoor playgrounds and occasional field trips. The noise level in the work atmosphere is moderate to very loud. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Vacation and sick leave eligibleCompetitive Health, Dental and Vision benefitsCleaning allowance, paid annuallyRATE: $19.35 - $24.55 per hourAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:Internal candidates submit a job bidding form and two copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external candidates submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: XXXX@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-XXXX. Review of resumes is ongoing. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates may also apply directly through schoolspring.com by applying for Job ID # 3137767 or go to https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3137767 The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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