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Inclusion Facilitator Job

Are you looking to make a difference in the world? Do you love working with children and understand the importance of Out of School Time (OST) Programming? The Department of Human Service Programs is seeking energetic and passionate candidates to join the Inclusion Initiative team and support children with special needs for the duration of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Hours Per Week:
8 - 20 hours per week during the academic school year between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. Flexibility of days and hours is available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Special Needs/Inclusion Facilitator will be supervised directly by the site supervisor in each program with support and guidance provided by the Inclusion Specialist for the Department of Human Services. Specific duties includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Work to support and create relationships with all children in designated program
  • Perform duties supporting children as determined by the Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with the program and school day staff.
  • Maintain consistent communication with site supervisor in program as well as with the Inclusion Initiative and attend all staff meetings onsite.
  • Share in classroom responsibilities as assigned by site supervisor (activity planning, set up and break down, and classroom maintenance)
  • In collaboration with the Inclusion Initiative, develop and implement accommodations to meet the needs of identified children
  • In collaboration with other team members, maintain a positive, inclusive environment for children, staff members, and families.
  • Help children transition into and out of designated programs as well as assisting them in successfully navigating the program and social relationships.
  • Attend trainings made available through the Agenda for Children and Inclusion Initiative

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Practical experience working with children with special and diverse needs.
  • Demonstrate verbally, basic clinical/diagnostic understanding of children's needs
  • Have a basic understanding and/or willingness to be trained in Positive Behavior Support techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, walk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to run, during play or responding to an emergency. Employees are frequently required to engage with children on the floor and at their eye level. Employees are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects as well as reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a child. Vision abilities are required for supervision of children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in work environment is moderate to very loud. The work environment includes classroom and outdoor playgrounds and occasional field trips.

Please provide cover letter and resume to employment@cambridgema.gov

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $15.64 to $15.75 /hour
Education:
High school or equivalent