Woodfords Family Services
  • 10-Sep-2020 to 09-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • Westbrook, ME, USA
  • $15.00
  • Hourly
  • Year-round - Full-time

Vacation, Sick Time, Holidays, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, EAP, 403 (b) Retirement Savings w/ Agency Match, Professional Training & Development

K-2 Teachers - Ed Tech IIs & Ed Tech IIIs

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Special Purpose School Program

Westbrook and Pineland Campus (New Gloucester)


Compensation/Pay for K-2 Teachers:

  • Ed Techs for the K-2 program start at $15.00 hourly
  • Additional $0.50 per hour increase if hired with current Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification


Woodfords Family Services is seeking dynamic individuals to join our new Kindergarten-2nd Grade Special Purpose School Programs in Southern Maine as Ed Tech IIs and Ed Tech IIIs in our special purpose school classrooms. This new program will serve children who have been with Woodfords for preschool and could benefit from more time in the program before transitioning to public school, as well as children from surrounding school districts who may benefit from additional support.

  • Teachers (Ed Techs) work in classrooms with school-age children ages 5 to 8 with autism and developmental disabilities.
  • Teach our K-2 students skills to help them be successful at home, in school and in the community. 
  • Teachers (Ed Techs) positively affect the lives of our students, and get to be part of a team that celebrates students' successes.
  • Teachers needed to join our programs in Westbrook and New Gloucester


Schedule for K-2 Teachers:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8am to 3:30pm
  • Full-time Teachers work 37.5 hours weekly
  • Our K-2 special purpose schools are open year-round


Benefits for K-2 Teachers

Woodfords has a Comprehensive Benefits Package, Including:

  • Health Insurance (w/ multiple plan options to meet your needs & gym membership reimbursement)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Training
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees


Key Qualifications of K-2 Teachers:

  • Ed Tech II
    • A minimum of 60 credit hours required; Associate's degree preferred, in special education, early childhood or a related field.
  • Ed Tech III
    • A minimum of 90 credit hours required; Bachelor's degree preferred, in special education, early childhood or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years' professional experience working with children who have special needs, preferred
  • Ability to work a year-round, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm schedule
  • Good documentation skills
  • A positive attitude and high energy level


About the Role of our K-2 Teachers:

Woodfords' Ed Tech IIs and Ed Tech IIIs:

  • Work directly with Kindergarten through 2nd grade students providing hands on guidance while helping them meet their individualized goals.
  • Guide K-2 students toward fulfilling their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation.
  • Teach students the skills they need to be prepared for elementary school and beyond. 
  • Are an important member of our Early Childhood Services' K-2 program, work independently with a child, and cooperatively with a team. 


We invest in our staff and provide K-2 Teachers with paid training & opportunities for advancement!

  • We will teach you the skills and strategies needed to be successful as a Teacher within our K-2 Special Purpose School program.


About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967.

For over 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

Want to learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities?


Take a look at these videos and learn more about our Early Childhood Services programs' staff, our students, and their families:

Zemrak Family

Meet Soren


Additional Opportunities for Woodfords' K-2 Teachers:

  • Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Training and Certification
  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • On-going Paid Training and Opportunity for Professional Development 
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