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Please view our available positions below.


Toddler Teacher | Director of Early Education & Care | Preschool Teacher | Learning Pod Assistant



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To keep our staff safe we provide masks, gloves and anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and we are routinely sanitizing our space.


Toddler Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Education

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Director

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Toddler Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate toddler program for children ages 15 – 36 months.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for the care and education of children, insuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Work enthusiastically with children helping to instill positive values.
  • Responsible for planning, preparing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities in accordance with NAEYC criteria and Massachusetts state guidelines.
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals.
  • Maintain accurate records including curriculum plans, attendance, emergency forms, accident and incident forms, child observations and assessments.
  • Responsible for securing health, hygiene and safety, and overall well-being of children at all times.
  • Prepare the toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Spends time directly interacting with children (indoors and outdoors).
  • Communicate daily with parents and maintain positive relationships.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information of staff and families.
  • Notifies Director of any issues regarding children or parents.
  • Provide training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned toddler assistant teachers.
  • Attends staff meetings and 20+ hours of training per year both on and off site.
  • Participates in the PQ Registry: Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Carry out mission, vision and values of BGCD.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Must be EEC Toddler and Preschool Teacher certified.
  • Must be familiar with policies and procedures including EEC regulations and NAEYC criteria.
  • Must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified and able to maintain certification.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to take initiative.

HEALTH POLICY:

  • Evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Neg. TB) must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Lift 40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Crouch/kneel/stoop to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services


Director of Early Education & Care

DEPARTMENT:  Early Ed/Childcare Admin

REPORTS TO:  VP of Education

FLSA: Exempt

STATUS: Salaried, Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Director of Early Education & Care is primarily responsible for overseeing the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of the Toddler and Preschool classrooms, under the supervision of the VP of Education.  The Director will responsible for ensuring a developmentally appropriate program that ensures the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills for children and compliance with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and NAEYC.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilites):

  • Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and social development in all children
  • Meet EEC regulations
  • Full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels
  • Achieve/maintain accreditation status with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Maintenance of the Professional Qualifications Registry
  • Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum
  • Staff development, supervision and accountability
  • Develop a weekly schedule for presence in designated classrooms to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork, address issues, and support lead teacher
  • Coordinate parent conferences, communications, and support lead teacher
  • Ensure the safety and protection of every child through structured activity, protocol, and diligent hiring practices
  • Develop and maintain a parent advisory committee (to help facilitate goals, programming priorities, and parent engagement)
  • Keep records essential for control, evaluation and reports to supervisor, committees, Board of Directors and licensing agencies
  • Engage in active listening with families in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals
  • Evaluate the performance of early education staff
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind, spirit and character values for all, and deliver that training to staff

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May implement and manage special programs and/or events, and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed by the VP of Education.
  • Must maintain First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications.

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • 5 -7 years professional teaching experience supervising staff and developing curriculum.
  • Must meet EEC qualifications per state regulations for Director II and be 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills and program development.


Preschool Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Education

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Director

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Preschool Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for the care and education of children, insuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Work enthusiastically with children helping to instill positive values.
  • Responsible for planning, preparing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities in accordance with NAEYC criteria and Massachusetts state guidelines.
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals.
  • Maintain accurate records including curriculum plans, attendance, emergency forms, accident and incident forms, child observations and assessments.
  • Responsible for securing health, hygiene and safety, and overall well-being of children at all times.
  • Prepare the toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Spends time directly interacting with children (indoors and outdoors).
  • Communicate daily with parents and maintain positive relationships.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information of staff and families.
  • Notifies Director of any issues regarding children or parents.
  • Provide training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned toddler assistant teachers.
  • Attends staff meetings and 20+ hours of training per year both on and off site.
  • Participates in the PQ Registry: Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Carry out mission, vision and values of BGCD.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Must be EEC Toddler and Preschool Teacher certified.
  • Must be familiar with policies and procedures including EEC regulations and NAEYC criteria.
  • Must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified and able to maintain certification.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to take initiative.

HEALTH POLICY:

  • Evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Neg. TB) must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Lift 40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Crouch/kneel/stoop to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services

Learning Pod Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  Early Education

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Director

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

Under the direct supervision of their respective Learning Pod Director, the Learning Pod Assistant will facilitate a safe and structured environment for those members taking part in virtual learning hub.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Set up and sanitize learning pod space and equipment daily.
  • Assist participants with entry and set-up within the learning pod.
  • Work with the Pod Director to assist members with guidance on assignments as needed (this is limited to set-up and does not include class instruction).
  • Assist Pod Director with behavior management, as needed.
  • Track attendance.
  • Assist all Pod Directors with delivery of enrichment activities, as scheduled.
  • Assist Pod Directors with the delivery and clean-up of meals.
  • Perform ongoing sanitizing and upkeep of pod space and common areas throughout the day.
  • Oversee all learning pod activities in the absence of the Pod Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Learning Pod Director and/or Director of Program Development.
  • Carry out mission, vision and values of BGCD.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Some college required.
  • Two years of experience working with youth preferred.
  • Must be highly motivated, possess strong interpersonal skills and be a collaborative team player.

HEALTH POLICY:

  • Evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Neg. TB) must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Crouch/kneel/stoop to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.