Rotating Teacher, Division Of Childcare & Family Support

Municipal Corporation Cambridge City Of Cambridge
Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: July 15, 2019

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Rotating Teacher, Division of Childcare & Family Support
Job Code: M445-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 30 hours per week guaranteed, additional hours as necessary. The rotating teacher fills in as need arises and travels from site to site; therefore, must be available to fill in and work from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM on a daily basis.


The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) provides a wide range of services that is unique in the Commonwealth. Driven by the needs of residents, the department’s extensive services and programs touch almost every sector in the city: from newborns to senior citizens, from school-aged children to homeless families, from non-profit organizations to local employers.

The Rotating Teacher supports the preschool and afterschool (kindergarten - 5th grade) programs by providing quality teaching support for full-time day programs.  Quality teaching support entails actively contributing to a comfortable, safe, and stimulating childcare environment, which effectively meets the needs of children. The Rotating Teacher will report to the Program Assistant for daily/weekly scheduling, but receives direct supervision from the program’s staff, under the direction of the Program Manager. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Foster a positive learning environment in the classroom by supporting the engagement of children in classroom activities and routines
  • Provide nurturing and socially responsive care to all children enrolled in the program
  • Utilize an assets-based approach to working with children and families
  • Assist teachers in the facilitation of learning activities. This may require working one-on-one with a child or with a small group
  • In partnership with staff, ensure the safety of children while playing outdoors, on field trips, or while transitioning from one location to another
  • Follow and implement the classroom’s behavior guidance policy and systems
  • Assist teachers with a variety of classroom duties such as lunch and snack preparation. Maintain classroom, including classroom clean-up, as needed
  • Under the supervision of site staff, maintain regular and respectful communication with parents regarding their child’s daily experiences in the program through daily conversations
  • For long-term placements, fulfill some programmatic and/or administrative responsibilities
  • Participate in various meetings called by the Division Head or Program Manager such as: program orientations and training workshops, policy review, or DHSP required trainings
  • Maintain professional knowledge through participation in required Department of Early Education and Care trainings as well as meeting the educational requirements established by the EEC and the City of Cambridge





  • Minimum of HS Diploma/GED and 1 year related experience; Associates Degree and 9 months half-time experience; or B.A. with 6 months half-time experience
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older
  • First Aid and CPR trained preferred or must complete training within 6 months of hire date
  • Adhere to all Massachusetts EEC regulations as well as those established by the Childcare Division, DHSP, or the City of Cambridge
  • Applicant must successfully pass the EEC background record check process, which includes a CORI, SORI, DCF check, and fingerprinting
  • Maintain professional manner at all times


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.


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



  • Vacation and sick leave eligible
  • Competitive Health, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Cleaning allowance, paid annually

RATE: $19.35 - $24.55 per hour


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled. Applicants may also apply directly through by applying for Job ID # 3137767 or go to



The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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