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Child Development Specialist
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459

Principal Responsibilities:

The Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, located in Newton, MA is searching for a Child Development Specialist to become part of the preschool team. The Specialist helps children succeed in their classrooms, support parents, improve teacher skills and when necessary support parents access services outside of the JCC.
The Child Development Specialist (CDS) provides direct service and consultation services to children, parents, preschool staff and teachers. The CDS works in conjunction with and as a liaison to outside collaterals, i.e. private or public agencies, schools, early intervention, and/or specialty services in order to help the child's reach their highest potential emotionally, socially, and cognitively.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Master's Degree in ECE/Special Education, MSW, Developmental Psychology or related field and have a strong foundation in typical and atypical child development, classroom observation and team consultation for preschool age group and the skills to establish/extend cooperative relationships with internal colleagues, parents and outside professionals. The position requires outstanding interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and the ability to exhibit initiative and sound judgment in a fast-paced environment. For more information, please contact newton-elc@jccgb.org

Agency Information:

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization where families can access a wide range of learning, fitness, camping, and enrichment resources while connecting with a vibrant local Jewish community. Serving more than 50,000 people each year, we engage more Jews and the people in their lives than almost every other Jewish institution in Boston combined. We offer the opportunity to make a lasting impact while working in a fast-paced mission-driven culture.