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CFCE & MHC -Central -Early Learning spec (SPANISH Bi-Lingual)

Collaborative for Educational Services
22 To 22 (USD) Hourly
United States, Massachusetts, Northampton
Jun 28, 2024

The Collaborative for Educational Services is currently seeking a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Bilingual Early Educator to provide developmentally appropriate, early learning and early literacy rich experiences, including playgroups for young children (ages 0-5) in the Amherst community. Their role is to enhance and foster positive relationships between parents and their children who speak primarily Spanish, and to collaborate with various community partners. Responsibilities also include providing community outreach and providing families with resources and information on early learning and development, parenting and on local community resources.

Who We Are: We are early childhood development specialists with years of experience in counseling, consulting, teaching, parenting, training, and connecting with community resources. We are passionate about building resilience for children and families, and support early educators in this pursuit.

We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do - together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work proactively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.

We hope that you will join us in this work!

This is you:

  • You have the ability to work well with children, parents, caregivers, schools and community resources
  • You can effectively communicate with a broad spectrum of individuals, collaborate with various community groups, mediate conflicts and involve a diverse group of individuals in programming are essential
  • You have experience in early childhood education; early literacy skill development, parent engagement and parent education to provide engaging, developmentally appropriate and literacy rich parent/child playgroups.
  • You are able to travel and work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend events
  • You have proficient technology skills, and strong oral and written skills
  • You are bilingual: English/Spanish

Highlights of What You Will Do:

  • Establish rapport with each family and display empathy and understanding of others' perspectives, needs, concerns and culture
  • Provide opportunities for families to learn and explore early learning and child development strategies that would enhance a child's growth and kindergarten readiness skills
  • Provide appropriate resources and support to meet each family's individual needs as needed
  • Conduct outreach to ensure that the community, partner agencies and schools have information about community based CFCE activities and events
  • Maintain consistent communication and support to EEC licensed early childhood programs and public preschools

Terms of Employment:

  • Requires working a flexible schedule, 8-12 hours per week.
  • Salary: $22/hour
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