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South Middlesex Opportunity Council Preschool Lead Teacher - Medway in Cassidy Lane Medway, Massachusetts

Why Work for SMOC?

  • Flexible schedule, work/life balance and a 35-hour work week.

  • Paid Time Off: All full-time employees can accrue up to 3 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of sick time and are eligible for 12 paid holidays during their first year of employment.

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance & AD&D and Long-Term Disability after 6 months of employment.

  • Two Comprehensive Medical Plans with HRA Employer cost-sharing and 79% of premiums covered by the Employer.

  • Dental w/ Orthodontic Coverage with 75% of premiums covered by the Employer

  • EyeMed Vision Insurance

  • 403(B) Retirement Plan with a company match on day one.

  • Additional voluntary benefits including – additional Term and Whole Life Insurance policies, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, and Short-Term Disability.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement and more.


    Positive and creative leader/ team member who provides a nurturing classroom . Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences that engage the whole child . Supports the readiness of children through social/emotional, cognitive, physical , and language activities . Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment . Encourages the involvement of families and strengthens the relationships between children, families and community. Head Start is based on a public-school calendar and Childcare is full year.


  • Be knowledgeable and follow SMOC Childcare and Head Start philosophy ; as well as all regulations and performance standards (EEC, Head Start, NAEYC and QRIS) applicable to the assigned classroom.

  • Runs and facilitates classroom - prepar es and implement s a successful learning environment that supports and challenges each child's development.

  • Maintains compliance in the classroom and creates a positive environment for the team.

  • Participates in opportunities for staff growth and development.

  • Communicates regularly with teacher, lead t eacher, and/or supervisor and shares all pertinent information as quickly as possible.

  • Observes and records children's behavior for the purpose of assessing skills and planning appropriately to meet individual and group needs. Recognizes areas of concern, assists in appropriate intervention or needed referrals and participates in conferences.

  • Assesses classroom needs for equipment, materials and supplies and reports to lead teacher and/or supervisor.

  • Maintains the space, equipment, materials and supplies in a safe, healthy, clean and orderly fashion.

  • Assists in providing accurate and timely reports, record keeping, and other documentation required for assigned classroom.

  • Maintains strict adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Attends all required staff meetings, workshops, trainings, committee meetings and parent functions.

  • Mandated Reporter (51A) training is mandatory for all staff.

  • Responsible for providing positive and supportive relationship s by maintaining contact with families by phone calls, conferences, home visits, arrivals & departures, and communicating family volunteer opportunities.

  • Actively supervises children at all times.

  • Engage all clients by understanding and addressing their needs whether within or outside the scope of work.

  • Attend & participate in engagement team meetings as requested and communicate effectively with families and staff in other areas.

  • Maintain confidentiality of client, employee and agency information in accordance with federal and state laws and funder requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with program/department, agency and/or funder requirements, as well as SMOC policies & procedures.

  • We do our very best to be consistent with classrooms and sites . However , the needs of the children and families may require us to make changes as needed to provide the best quality to our program.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • E EC Lead PS Teacher certificate .

  • Degree in ECE or related field preferred .

  • Must be comfortable working with diverse backgrounds and able to effectively communicate with children, families and co-workers.

  • Bi-lingual skills a plus.

  • Priority given to past or present Head Start parents for positions for which they are qualified in the Head Start program.


  • Direct ly reports to Satellite Director .

  • Indirectly reports to Division Director.

  • Direct reports of this position are Teachers, and Teacher Aides.


  • Must be able to handle the physical aspects of the position including the lifting of a child , and moving quickly in the event of an emergency.

  • Recent physical exam determining good health and meeting all EEC requirements.

  • COVID19 Vacci nes are strongly encouraged for all staff.


    As part of the responsibilities of this position, the Lead Teacher will have direct or incidental contact with clients served by SMOC in various programs funded or administered through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services . A successful background check is required .

    We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

35 hours per week