MetroWest YMCA Early Childhood Support and Inclusion Sp in Framingham, Massachusetts
Early Childhood Support and Inclusion Specialist, Full-Time, Framingham At the MetroWest YMCA, our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you! Competitive pay and benefits! Salary from $19- $22/per hour based upon experience! Equal Opportunity Employer. Essential Functions: This position supports the work of the MetroWest YMCA, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position has two primary roles: Partners in Early Learning: The Early Childhood Support and Inclusion Specialist collaborates with Partners in Early Learning (PEL) team from the Y and Framingham Public Schools as well as families to identify and support children who may require special and individualized assistance. The Inclusion Specialist provides consultation, observation, direct support, concrete strategies and tools to Y educators and serves as a Y liaison for children and their families in coordinating care and interventions with FPS and other support services in order to help children have a positive PreK experience. Project ABC: Helping Families Advocate, Belong, and Connect is a Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant (CFCE), managed by the MetroWest YMCA. The Early Childhood Support and Inclusion Specialist organizes and facilitates family and community engagement activities and supplies resources and referrals for families with children birth through school age. Desired personal qualities include understanding and open mindedness, flexibility, warmth and a passion for working with children and families, both independently and in a team environment.