Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Services - Pineland Campus Preschool

Woodfords Family Services New Gloucester , ME 04260

Posted 7 days ago

Lead Teacher

Early Childhood Services

Pineland Campus Preschool

Woodfords has an opening for a full-time Lead Teacher position within our Early Childhood Services Preschool Program on our Pineland Campus in New Gloucester, Maine.

Our Early Childhood Services Preschool Program focuses on early intervention for children showing signs of increased behavioral, developmental or mental health issues. Woodfords offers multiple preschools where children with autism, or similar developmental disabilities learn skills to help them function successfully in home, school and community.

About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For over 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Our vision for all people with special needs is that they may: maximize their potential; be appreciated, contributing members of their neighborhoods and communities; have positive, enriching relationships; lead lives allowing for choice; and lead lives that are safe and secure.

Want to learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities?

  • Check out our website: www.woodfords.org

Take a look at these videos and hear from our staff, consumers and families about how amazing Woodfords is!

  • 50th Anniversary: https://youtu.be/whpMumCCrmI

  • Any Given Day: https://youtu.be/NFg3gtdp-8g

  • Meet Soren: https://youtu.be/R5bl5Lda9lg

Responsibilities of the Lead Teacher:

  • Attend IEP meetings as a special education consultant

  • Responsible for the overall operation of the classroom

  • Develop developmentally appropriate programing for each child's individual goals and objectives

  • Participate in IEP quarterly and provide appropriate documentation

  • Independently conduct assessments and support with the writing of educational plans for children enrolled in the program, with input and suggestions for modification

  • Provide direct care to children based upon individual education plan (IEP) and/or individual treatment plan

  • Set up, including preparing material and lesson plans, and maintain an appropriate learning environment

  • Attend and participate in required meetings, including, but not limited to, classroom and agency-wide

  • Follow written positive behavior support plans and support with training teachers on positive behavioral instruction

  • Have frequent collateral contacts with therapists and other members of the child's team

Qualifications of the Lead Teacher:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, in special education, early childhood or a related field.

  • A minimum of an Ed. Tech III Certificate; and a conditional or full 282 Certification; full 282 certification preferred, from the Maine Department of Education; as well as Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification.

  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience and the desire to work with children with special needs.

  • Training and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures in educational settings.

  • Must be an U.S. Citizen or maintain legal alien status.

  • Must have a valid driver's license. Driving to/from field trips may be necessary.

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance (with multiple plan options to meet your needs)

  • Dental Insurance

  • Gym Membership Reimbursement

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Time

  • Paid Holidays (10)

  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match

  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits

Additional Opportunities:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services

  • Training and Professional Development

  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Services' Employees

How to Apply:

  • Please provide a cover letter explaining your experience and interest, and include a resume
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