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Goddard School Childcare Lead Infant Teacher 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: * Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum * 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 * Ensuring a well-run program by developing lesson plans and building teamwork * Understanding and implementing Goddard’s Health & Safety procedures * Arriving each day with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor   Requirements: * A 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (will consider current enrollment in pursuit of a degree) * Minimum of 18 ECE credits * EEC Certification preferred (will work with you to get certified) * 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 * Bonus * Discounts   The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE