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City of Cambridge Community Schools Techer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Community Schools Teacher is a member of the Community Schools site-based team responsible for the overall operation of the afterschool enrichment program for children in grades Junior Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Reporting to the Director, the Community Schools Teacher will lead child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum development and be responsible for the overall management of a classroom of children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the overall management of your assigned afterschool enrichment class. Supervise and manage assistants and high school youth assigned to the classroom. Develop and implement a quality age-appropriate curriculum in a specialty area for twelve-week sessions. Directly supervise the safety of children. Participate in and lead all program activities. Help create an environment that fosters a positive self-image and respects the social and cultural differences of each child and values each child\'s strengths, needs, differences, and similarities. Maintain an open, friendly, on-going communication with families and schools about the progress of participants. Supervise participants during snack/lunch periods. Take daily attendance. Participate in scheduled staff meetings and professional development. Responsible for classroom maintenance, equipment, and supplies. Report any out-of-the-ordinary incidents and accidents to program administrators. Follow and uphold all COVID 19 safety protocol and guidelines as outlined by the Dept. of Health and Safety, the Department of Human Service Programs, and the Cambridge Public Schools. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Two years\' experience working with school age children. HS Diploma/GED required. Experience working with children with special needs desirable and should have a strong interest in working with children from diverse cultural & economic backgrounds. First Aid and CPR certification highly desired (First Aid & CPR training available upon hire). The City of Cambridge\'s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Some post-secondary education preferred. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record (SORI) required. Physical and TB Test required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, WORKING CONDITIONS, WORK FLEXIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to run, during play or responding to an emergency. Employees are frequently required to engage with children on the floor and at their eye level. Employees are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects as well as reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a child. Vision abilities are required for the supervision of children. The noise level in work environment is moderate to loud. The work environment includes classroom and outdoor playgrounds and occasional field trips. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. SUMMARY OF BENEFITS: Health, dental and vision insurance; vacation, personal and sick days; sick incentive pay eligibility, management bonus, City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership). REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please upload the following documents to complete your application: Resume Cover Letter