Infant/Toddler Teacher, part time
University of Massachusetts- Boston - Boston, MA

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The part-time Infant/Toddler Teacher will provide a nurturing, safe environment for children and will facilitate the emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of all children assigned to his/her care. The Infant/Toddler Teacher will also: be responsible for curriculum planning, classroom management, written progress reports and for maintaining a classroom environment which meets the accreditation standards of the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs; regularly check equipment and materials; ensure that all materials are stored in an organized manner; ensure that classroom is clean and free of clutter; plan curriculum and implement activities which respond to the individual needs of the children; demonstrate knowledge of anti-bias approaches to curriculum development and reflect the sensitivity to and respect for diversity; create a classroom environment which is welcoming, nurturing and encourages the development of self-esteem; provide children with opportunities to make choices to learn at their own pace, to explore and be creative; help children to learn to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner; use positive methods of discipline; anticipate problems and redirect children, setting realistic limits in a consistent manner; regularly observe and record children’s developmental progress; prepare individual written child assessments and progress reports as required; develop curriculum and activity plans from observations of children, setting goals for individual children, as well as for the group; provide age appropriate materials for all key experiences; update activities and materials on a regular basis to reflect emerging goals and objectives; maintain a consistent system of home/school communication; schedule parent-teacher conferences as needed; train, supervise and evaluate student employees; meet with student employees/interns on a regular basis, keeping students informed students of any changes in the classroom; involve students in classroom planning when possible and ask for feedback on changes to be made in the classroom and/or curriculum; under the supervision of the Director, exercise judgment and initiative regarding the health, safety and developmental needs of children, including the referral of children from diagnostic services, individualizing the program to meet the special needs of children and reporting suspected abuse and/or neglect; utilize Universal Health Care precautions protocol to prevent exposure to and the spread of childhood diseases and/or infections from human waste or body fluids; participate in a minimum of 20 hours/year of professional development activities, with a minimum of one-third of training activities focused on working with children with diverse learners; rotate to other classrooms as needed and/or perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Associate Degree in Early Childhood or a closely related field, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood preferred, and a minimum of three-five years of full-time experience, or its’ part-time equivalent, working in a licensed early childhood program required. Incumbent is required to present evidence of a physical examination within one year prior to employment, as well as evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Current certification in Infant/Child CPR and Massachusetts Child Care First Aid or equivalent required. MA EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher certification is required. Evidence of a completed CORI evaluation, which demonstrates a background free of conduct which, in the judgment of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education, bears adversely on the ability to provide for the safety and well-being of a child required. Evidence of a completed Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) evaluation, which demonstrates a background free of conduct which, in the judgment of the DCF, bears adversely on the ability to provide for the safety and well-being of a child required. Familiarity with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria and a willingness to learn Creative Curriculum is preferred. MA EEC Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher certification is preferred. Commitment to developmentally appropriate practice. Familiarity with NAEYC accreditation criteria and Creative Curriculum preferred.
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the rules, regulations, and policies governing all center-based activities;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment, establishing harmonious working relationships and dealing tactfully with others;
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Additional Information:


UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.
  • Professional. Union. Benefited.
  • Part time, 80% time. Grade 26.
  • Normal Hiring Range: $24,893.60 - $26,916.80
  • State funded.
  • Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.
Closing date for applications: July 27, 2013

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