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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3049116
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 1, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

- Develop and lead a child centered, richly diverse after-school classroom for a single elementary grade, Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade.
- Plan and implement an after-school curriculum which is well rounded, developmentally responsive, learning oriented and hands-on. This curriculum should reflect the school day experiences of the children and incorporate at least three 6-week Project-Based Learning units over the course of a school year focusing on themes such as physical recreation, performing arts, visual arts, science, ecology, etc.
- Supervise at least one part-time assistant. Additional supervisory responsibility could include supervision of support teachers, inclusion staff, high school interns and volunteers.
- Participate in at least 5 hours of in-class work in the King Open School’s school-day classrooms per week. Responsibilities include one-on-one support of children, assisting King Open faculty in curriculum delivery, differentiated instruction, small group facilitation and participatory observation.
- When appropriate, participate in school day support meetings such as IEP meetings or family conferences.
- Create opportunities for collaborations/partnerships with other Department of Human Service Programs’ youth serving divisions to better serve Cambridge children and families.
- Write 2 Child Progress Reports per school year for every child in the King Open Extended Day classroom as well as regular weekly scheduling and lesson planning. Additionally, maintain ongoing documentation of child progress, daily activities, outreach, and staff meetings.
- Engage families in consistent partnership in the education of children.
- Manage a classroom budget including ordering of supplies and snacks, planning and leading field trips and engaging outside consultants and vendors.
- Participate in related professional development from “outside” service providers.
- Participate in ongoing “in-house” staff development provided by King Open Extended Day and DHSP for professional development and to enhance program practices and overall quality.
- Maintain professional integrity and conduct by following and promoting program policies, procedures and routines, collaborating and maintaining links to King Open Extended Day staff, school-day staff, outside service providers, supervisor(s) and families.

- Bachelor’s Degree in child/youth development, education, social work or related human service field strongly preferred.
- 3 years relevant experience working with school aged children, Kindergarten through 5th grade. Preferably including work with after-school programming, preschool, urban youth, public schools, and/or mental health services.
- Commitment to the social and developmental benefits of after-school work for children. Dedication to the importance and benefit of the connection of after-school and school day experiences for children.
- Experience supervising staff strongly preferred.
- Strong verbal communication skills and writing skills and facility with written communication.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft office suite, or similar system, and computer/internet-based lesson planning preferred.
- Sense of humor and ability to act as a strong positive role model.
- Excellent organizational skills, attentiveness to detail and ability to follow through on multiple projects.
- Experience working with families of diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds, providing outreach and facilitating communication and strong relationships.
- Commitment to and experience with collaborative, team-oriented environment.
- Commitment to anti-bias, culturally proficient practices.
- Interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity, respect for differences, and communication
- Bilingual/bicultural background a plus.
- Commitment to enhancing reflective practice and ability to accept and provide supervision and guidance.
- Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the program’s mission.
- Knowledge of Nurtured Heart Approach techniques and/or Responsive Classroom techniques a plus.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours/week, 10-month position

RATE: $20.45 to $24.01/hour + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Position will remain open until filled.We are an AA/EEO Employer.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 20.45 to $ 24.01 Per Hour
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Cambridge DHSP Afterschool 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

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Bucky O'Hare
    • 51 Inman Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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