EARLY LEARNING TEACHER (PART TIME 10-29 HOURS)

Godine ELC ( learn more )

Newton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3946716
  • Application Deadline: August 22, 2022
  • Posted : June 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 2022

Job Description

In this job market, Early Learning Teachers have choices and seek opportunities which will improve on their last positions. In this context, we’d like to share some of the reasons many Early Learning teachers choose JCC Greater Boston. There is an energy at the JCC Greater Boston’s Godine Early Learning Center which makes it a unique, upbeat place to work. Families attending events together and folks of all ages participating in a variety of programs that create a happy buzz. The campus includes spacious grounds, multiple activity spaces and both an indoor and outdoor pool. Teachers are drawn to work at the JCC for a variety of reasons: the teamwork, opportunities for professional development, the child-oriented approach, better pay and benefits (including a variety of discounts for programs), planning/break time, onsite gym and, in many classrooms, improved teacher/child ratios. This posting is for a part-time, salaried teacher, working the 10-29 hours per week. Teachers may work specific daily shifts (e.g. afternoons 1-5) as well as specific days of the week. There are opportunities in the Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms. The full time (40/hr/wk) starting salary for this position is $43,570-47,500, pro-rated based on hours worked. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the number of hours scheduled, scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. JCC Greater Boston also has openings for 30 hour and full time teachers (with additional benefits).

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values – Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
JCC Greater Boston is a leader in early childhood education and has 4 NAEYC accredited centers in the Greater Boston area based on developmentally appropriate practices. While united structurally and pedagogically, each school has a unique personality, shaped by the community needs and staff vision. Our children come from diverse backgrounds.
If you are committed to the field of Early Childhood Education, value collegial and collaborative work environments, have familiarity with Jewish culture and philosophy, or are interested in growing in these areas, then we encourage you to apply. JCC Early Learning Centers are places where teachers are encouraged to bring their passion for children, creating wonderful memories while building character and providing valuable education. Our curriculum is characterized by understanding the unique needs of each child, co-creation with the children, building a vibrant classroom community and strong partnerships with the parents.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Create a safe and nurturing environment where children can play, learn and take risks
•Maintain full responsibility for smooth running of classroom environment
•In partnership with Early Learning Center Directors and peers, co-create a collaborative, dynamic, positive, and innovative classroom culture.
•Work in partnership with JCC leadership and other departments to support JCC Greater Boston organizational goals and model JCC values
•Partner and communicate with families with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for the children
•Design and implement curriculum
•Complete observation and document assessments regarding children’s progress
•Adhere to all EEC regulations as well as NAEYC guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS
•EEC certification required
•A love of children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
•Strong organizational skills including teamwork, relationship building skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to manage situations effectively and diplomatically
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability and commitment to build strong relationships with families, co-workers, ELC leadership, and JCCGB colleagues
•Commitment to create and foster a dynamic environment where play and learning are a top priority
•Able to use computer to perform assessments, to communicate and, potentially, to teach on-line
•Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
•JCC Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or safety.

BENEFITS
In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children’s futures, the JCC Greater Boston provides competitive exempt compensation packages for salaried teachers. Benefits include:

•Signing Bonus of $500 after completing 6 months of work
•Competitive salary
•Support of a child development specialist
•Engaging professional development opportunities including 7 development days per year
•Outstanding classroom environments, materials, and outdoor play and nature spaces

Employees working 20 or more hours per week also qualify for:
•Flexible spending account
•Generous paid time off
•Group life insurance
•403(b) retirement plan (17.5 hour minimum)
•A free membership to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton – offering virtual and in person programs including indoor swimming, many fitness classes and workout facilities as well as discounts to many JCCGB events, classes, outdoor pool and more
•Discounted child care at JCCGB Early Learning Centers and afterschool program
•Discounted JCCGB camp tuition

Health Insurance, Long-term disability and additional tuition reimbursement also apply for staff working 30-40 hours per week. Benefits are subject to review and change by the Organization.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: four Toddlers, three day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

•creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships,
•welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston,
•supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life,
•nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
•expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole.

COVID SAFETY
JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. Over 99% of our staff have been vaccinated. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.

APPLICATION
JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume to ELC-hiring@jccgb.org
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 5
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • susan Goldberg
    • 333 Nahanton Street
    • Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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