ABCD Teacher Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts
Responsible for assisting Teachers with the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. Provide preschool aged children with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Participate in the development of and implementation of developmentally-appropriate lesson plans and individualized activities. Participate in the development and implementation of written Individual Education Plans (IEP's) for the children with special needs. Attend meetings as necessary. Maintain the EEC requirements including child to staff ratios, classroom supervision, etc. Provide classroom coverage as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time. Job Qualifications: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with at least 9 months of relevant experience required. Must have an active Preschool Child Development Associate Credential, EEC Preschool Lead Teacher qualified, or matriculated in a degree program with 15 or more college credits towards a degree in early childhood or related field, including child growth and development required. Good interpersonal skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with staff and families. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center's children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.