LEAD INFANT TEACHER/TODDLER TEACHER (FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME)

United Teen Equality Center

Lowell, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2882849
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 8, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

To create a rich and inviting classroom environment while working with a co-teacher to implement a social-emotionally based emergent curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

• Work with co-teacher in developing and implementing lesson plans and daily tasks
• Support maintaining a safe and positive program
• Exhibits a warm, concerned attitude that uses a positive approach in dealing with individuals as well as groups of children.
• Encourage problem-solving and self-help skills in children.
• Ability to create and implement age appropriate curriculum that engages and challenges the children
• Use redirection, logical consequences, and natural consequences to guide children.
• Offer reminders and choices to foster positive self-esteem development.
• Is an active, positive team member with supervisor, other staff, volunteers and members at all times by communicating effectively.
• Ability to be flexibility and have a “put me in coach” persepective
• Working collaboratively and mentor and coach your team to ensure success in the program and organization.
• Responsible for care and maintenance of program equipment, supplies and facility including daily clean up and proper use.
• A proactive approach to communicating with classroom teacher and school administration to ensure successful partnership.
• Follow all company and state policies and procedures.
• Respond immediately to the individual needs of children and families.
• Participate in monthly staff meetings.
• Actively participates in professional development trainings to ensure hit 25 hours of PD yearly.
• Maintain current first aid and CPR certification and ensure equipment/kits/materials are maintained and available.
• Support the vision, goals, and philosophies of the organization.
• Provide regular updates on site challenges, opportunities and best practices to supervisor
• Implement program assessment tools.
• Implement special event programs for parents, teachers and school community to particpate in quarterly
• Express a desire to grow and learn in an ever-changing field
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 40,000 to $ 43,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Welcome to United Teen Equality Center!

    UTEC's mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell's most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

    UTEC’s nationally recognized model begins with intensive street outreach and gang peacemaking, reaching out to the most disconnected youth by meeting them “where they’re at.” UTEC engages youth in workforce development and alternative education. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded in all programming, with special emphasis in our youth-led grassroots organizing, locally and statewide. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    United Teen Equality Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • Must be "Lead Infant/Toddler Qualified" by EEC
      • Must have at least 12 months' successful experience teaching in an infant or toddler classroom
      • Must have Bachelors Degree and 30 or more college credits in ECE
      • Flexibility: Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; is comfortable with gray areas; understands that the process is just as important as the end
      • Perspective Taking: Comfortable working in a diverse environment and considers divergent opinions
      • Coachable: Open to feedback and personal and professional improvement
      • Commitment: Genuinely cares about children’s and families’ success
      • Drive: Hunger to do an excellent job, a passion to own one’s work, proactively comes up with systems and solutions to make one’s work more effective
      • Team Player: Upholds UTEC’s mission, values and vibe
      • Persuasion: Able to motivate others to pursue a course of action and try new things
      • Organized: Handles responsibilities in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.
      • Innovative: Creates innovative approaches to reach goals and ensures that the center’s curriculum is hands-on, inclusive, and fun.
      • Child-Focused: Makes curricular and operational decisions with children’s interest at the center
      • Family-Focused: Truly believes that guardians and parents are partners in children’s learning and demonstrates warmth, friendliness and care toward families. Direct experience working with 17-25 year olds is also highly valued.
      • Sense of Humor: Ability to laugh at oneself a must!

      Strong candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter that describes one’s experience and pedagogical philosophy to Seth Johnson at sjohnson@utec-lowell.org. Candidates whom we choose to interview will be contacted. Please no calls or email about this position.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Jess Yurwitz
    • 35 Warren Street
    • Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

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