Community Partnerships for Children and Families (Part-Time)

Newton Public Schools • Newton, MA 02458

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Description

Department: Grants- CFCE Job Title: Part-time CFCE Group Facilitator FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt)Reports to: Beverly Mobilia, Coordinator, Community Partnerships for Children and Families general description (1-3 lines describing role): (Pending Grant Approval)

Group facilitator for Community Partnerships for Children and Families which provides outreach and support to all families with children ages birth through 8 years in Newton, Wayland and Weston. Promotes family literacy, early literacy, school readiness and healthy child development through parent/child groups, developmental and parent education workshops and resource/referral information. Program is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Qualifications: Early Childhood degree and or experience working with parents and children, birth to 5 years old in a group setting.

* Experience working with ethnically and economically diverse families.

* Strong knowledge of child growth and development birth to 5 years.

* Ability to effectively communicate and interact with parents, children and staff.

* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

* Ability to converse in Spanish is a plus

* Pass a CORI and SORI check. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to): Recognize parents as their child's first & primary teacher.

* Facilitate parent/child programs and playgroups, for children ages 0-5, using developmentally appropriate curriculum, and offering workshops for caregivers

* Integrate Strengthening Families content and parent support into playgroup routines.

* Share the Ages & Stages Developmental Questionnaire and other developmental information with families.

* Provide parents with resources and referrals as necessary.

* Support parents, guardians, caregivers and children as they engage with the group.

* Encourage all children to play cooperatively and encourage the involvement of families to strengthen the relationships between children, families and community.

* Maintain a positive, safe, productive environment during every playgroup.

* Maintain playgroup attendance records.

* Work with Coordinator to maintain a system for data collection and resource and referral information.

* Maintain MA211 and Brain Building in Progress Websites and social media platforms.

* Work cooperatively in a team.

* Participate in professional development trainings and staff meetings.

* Availability to conduct/attend events occasionally at night and on a weekend.

* Adhere to Newton Public School's policies and procedures.

Work Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work Environment:

Office space, play space, rooms in public libraries, groups off- site included

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to carry playgroup materials to off- site events, and be able to get down on floor and children's level

for activities.

Date Updated:

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.

Additional information: Work October 1, 2018 or earliest possible start date through June, 2019 (Grant Fiscal year end)

Range 19 hours per week, about 34 weeks, at $25 per hour.

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