Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 125-year tradition of high quality.
Our WORD Program is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Preschool Teacher. The ideal candidate will assist the Preschool Director in the day to day functioning of the program as well as provide supervision and insure safety of the children at all times.
The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children, including using a positive approach to help children behave constructively with re-direction, planning ahead, encouragement of appropriate behavior and pro-social skills. The schedule is Monday through Friday, first shift with various hours based on program schedule.
Must be at least 21 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent and meet one of the following sets of requirements: 1.) have successfully completed three credits in category Child Growth and Development and have nine months of work experience or one practicum; or 2.) have a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential; or
have graduated from a two year high school vocational program in early childhood education, approved by the Department for both the education and experience requirements and have been evaluated and recommended by the program instructor.
The following education may substitute for a portion of the required work experience: 1.) An Associates or Bachelors degree in early childhood education or a related field of study may substitute for six months of the related experience 2. A Bachelors degree in an unrelated field of study may substitute for three months of the required experience.
To be qualified as a preschool teacher, three months of the required work experience must be in care giving to preschool age children.
Previous EEC experience is preferred.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental insurance, short term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 403(b), long term disability insurance and life insurance. We offer a generous time off package including eleven paid holidays.
All employees must successfully pass a CPS, CORI/SORI background and fingerprinting check.
Family Service Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.