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Goddard School Childcare Assistant Director in Watertown, Massachusetts

Overview:

Are you passionate about working with young children and helping them learn, explore, develop and achieve their maximum potential? Do you want to join a team of motivated educators and want to play a critical role in nurturing children and preparing them in becoming lifelong learners?  Are you compassionate & collaborative and are looking to form lasting relations with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown, MA could be the right fit for you.

 

Our school:

The Goddard School of Watertown is a premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play based learning.  We want to attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and/or maintaining appropriate staffing levels for enrollment in accordance with school policies & state regulations, including recruitment, selection & employee appraisals.

  • Assisting in maintaining records pertaining to the administration of the School in accordance with state requirements in health & safety, enrollment and licensing

  • Leading and/or supporting with teacher observations, training, coaching and orientation.

  • Planning and enhancing community relations to promote community awareness of the School and its educational offerings.

  • Advancing physical and intellectual competence by adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children

  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with both parents and fellow staff members

  • Providing positive guidance by supporting social and emotional development

  • Establishing positive and productive relationships with families

  • Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures

  • Participating in recommended training programs, conferences and other aspects of professional development.

  • Arriving each day with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor

  • Other assigned responsibilities

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field (will consider an Associates degree or higher with relevant management experience)

  • A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8 and 2 years (3120 clock hours) of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience

  • Management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool

  • Minimum of 18 ECE credits

  • Director I or II Certification

  • Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM – 6:00PM

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

General Qualifications:

Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including-

  • Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid

  • Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses

  • Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances

  • Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies

  • Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved

  • Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations

Benefits:

The Goddard School of Watertown offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • PTO

  • 401K

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Career Advancement and Coaching

     

The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE

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