Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Services
Woodfords Family Services
 New Gloucester, ME

Lead Teacher

Pineland Preschool

Early Childhood Services

$1000 Bonus (Bonus paid within new employee's first full pay period paycheck)

Woodfords has an opening for a full-time Lead Teacher position within our Early Childhood Services Preschool program on the 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.

Our Pineland preschool is an easy 30-minute commute from both Lewiston and Portland!

  • The campus is beautiful with easy access to green space, nature trails, a YMCA, a market and cafe!

Responsibilities of the Lead Teacher:

  • Attend IEP meetings as a special education consultant
  • Responsible for the overall operation of the classroom
  • Develop developmentally appropriate programming 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 & Vision Insurance
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 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