Mentor Teacher Job at Burlington Children's Space, Burlington, VT

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  • Burlington Children's Space
  • Burlington, VT

Job Description


Summary

The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an experienced educator to join our team as a Mentor Teacher. This is a new position that affords the qualified participant the opportunity to work in classrooms with teachers as coach and mentor and as a member of the administrative team to plan and implement professional development for new and experienced staff.

BCS is a vibrant, community based early care and education program with a 38 year history serving children from 6 weeks to 5 years old and their families. BCS is one of 5 Therapeutic Child Care Programs working in partnership with the Howard Center, an Early Head Start and Universal Pre-K partner program, and a Child and Adult Care Food Program participant. We have a 5 Star rating from the State of Vermont and NAEYC accreditation and are housed in the McClure Multi-Gen Center, a building we co-own with Outright Vermont.

Teachers at Burlington Children Space are a group of highly passionate and fun-loving individuals. We have the opportunity to go on trips to:
ECHO
The waterfront
Archibald Community Garden
Church Street 
City parks
Shelburne Farms
The Intervale
Fletcher Free Library
These trips are funded by individual classroom funds from our annual Silent Auction. If you dream it, we can make it work!

In the classroom, teachers have the freedom to set up their classroom and create developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the children's interests and the teachers' passions. The sky is the limit! Currently the walls of our classrooms are covered with self portraits, huge painted canvases, tree cookie sculptures, pictures of children running through sprinklers, gardening and baking bread.

The Burlington Children's Space is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity and equal treatment to all persons in all employment matters without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, disability, or any other protected category.

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Duties

Responsibilities
  • Choose a topic of expertise to explore within the BCS Community to support the overall program
  • Meeting with Directors to meet the responsibilities of the role
  • Model positive classroom teaching and leadership and demonstrate a willingness to work alongside classroom staff
  • Encourage staff to develop leadership skills by participating in community events and relevant committees 
  • Participate in at least 1 community board or committee related to BCS

Requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Master's Degree preferred, with at least 3 years of classroom experience and at least one year as a supervisor or mentor or the equivalent degree in social work or related field with at least 3 years of experience in school settings and at least one year as a supervisor or mentor. 

Because of BCS's role as a Therapeutic Child Care Center, experience with trauma sensitive practices is essential, including use of reflective practice for staff and trauma informed classroom strategies. Experience working with families in a supportive, strength based framework is foundational to all positions at BCS.

Benefits

Burlington Children's Space is proud of our comprehensive compensation package. It is designed specifically to support our top-level Early Childhood Education Teachers, and includes:

  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Free Yoga Membership at Sangha Studio (right next door)
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual, Personal, and Sick Leave
  • Paid Winter and Summer Breaks
  • Employer-Sponsored Retirement Fund
  • Discounted Tuition for Children
  • Professional Development Funding

Job Tags

Full time, Summer holiday,

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