Overview

For almost fifty years, The Professional Center for Child Development, headquartered in Andover, MA, has dedicated itself to providing children of all abilities with a solid foundation for life-long learning through our developmental, educational, and therapeutic programs. With support from our highly skilled pediatric professionals, children can achieve their full potential. We are a non-profit organization which includes a Chapter 766 Developmental Day School, Early Intervention Program, Early Childhood Program (newly accepting infants and toddlers this fall), Private Therapy Program, Regional Consultation Program, and Toddler Group Program).

Our staff are motivated by doing meaningful and rewarding work in our community and giving 110%. Our workplace is collaborative, supportive, and creative, and we spend our days seeing the possibilities – in children of all abilities, in families of all kinds, and in each other.

The Co-Teacher in the Early Childhood Program partners with a professional, smart and caring support team in inclusive classrooms working with children ages 3 months to 5 years and a high teacher to child ratio. Candidates should share the program’s common philosophy, recognize best practice in the early childhood field, be committed to working in a collaborative team, and be vested in ongoing professional and personal development. Respect for diversity and multiculturalism, willingness to learn, flexibility, enthusiasm, warmth, commitment, and excellent communication skills are essential to this role. This is an opportunity to join a developing program and contribute to a dynamic team of teachers who support and inspire children as they learn about their world.

This position is for a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday. The program runs from 7:30am-6pm, with a core day of 8:30am-3pm and runs on a 12-month calendar basis.  This position is eligible for full benefits, including competitive pay, paid holidays and time off.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a current Massachusetts Teacher EEC Certification (or meet the requirements to become certified and a BA or BS in early education or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience with children ages 3-5 and a strong knowledge of early childhood and special education development. Prior work with Special Rights children and/or an Inclusive program and/or support networks for children in therapy and screening is a plus.
  • Experience in a Reggio Emilia or Montessori inspired, child-directed, and play-based learning setting is a plus.

Must be creative and proactive with the ability to multitask, prioritize, work independently as needed, and be flexible. Excellent attention to detail, high standards for quality of work, and reliability are key.

  • Must be able to handle confidential material with sensitivity and professionalism.
  • Hold/willing to obtain and maintain current CPR/First Aid certifications.
  • This position requires current background checks of Massachusetts CORI, DCF, national SORI and national Criminal History Records, which must be deemed “suitable” by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

If you are interested working as part of a team of caring and dedicated (and just plain nice!) people doing meaningful work in our North Shore community, please visit our careers page at The Professional Center or email dbrown@thepccd.org to apply!

To apply for this job email your details to dbrown@thepccd.org