Woodfords Family Services
  • 02-Apr-2021 to 01-May-2021 (EST)
  • Waterville, ME, USA
  • $35,000
  • Salary
  • Full-time

Medical & Dental & Vision Insurance, Vacation, Sick Time, Holidays, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, EAP, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Waterville Preschool

Early Childhood Services

Woodfords has an opening for a full-time Lead Teacher position within our Early Childhood Services Preschool program in Waterville, Maine.

Our Early Childhood Services Preschool Program focuses on early intervention for children showing signs of increased behavioral, developmental or mental health issues.

  • Woodfords offers multiple preschools where children with autism, or similar developmental disabilities learn skills to help them function successfully in home, school and community.

Summary of the Position: The Lead Teacher is responsible for working with the Program Director and/or Program Coordinator in guiding preschool students toward the fulfillment of their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation.

Schedule: The Lead Teacher works full-time, weekdays, M- F, between the hours of 8am and 4pm. The position is year-round.

Salary: Commensurate with education, training and experience. Starts at $35,000 annual salary.


  • Medical Insurance (with multiple plan options to meet your needs)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • 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

Qualifications of the Lead Teacher:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, in special education, early childhood or a related field; or a minimum of two (2) years' experience and the desire to work with children with special needs.
  • A minimum of an Educational Technician III Certificate; a conditional or full 282 Certification preferred, from the Maine Department of Education; as well as Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification.
  • Training and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures in educational settings.
  • Must be an American Citizen or maintain legal alien status.

Responsibilities of the Lead Teacher:

  • Attend IEP meetings as a special education consultant
  • Responsible for the overall operation of the classroom
  • Develop developmentally appropriate programming for each child's individual goals and objectives
  • Participate in ITPs quarterly and provide appropriate documentation
  • Independently conduct assessments and support with the writing of educational plans for children enrolled in the program
  • Provide direct care to children based upon Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or Individual Treatment Plan (ITP)
  • Set up, including preparing material and lesson plans, and maintain an appropriate learning environment
  • Attend and participate in required meetings
  • Follow written positive behavior support plans and support with training teachers on positive behavioral instruction
  • Have frequent collateral contacts with therapists and other members of students' teams

How to Apply:

  • Please provide a cover letter explaining your experience and interest, and include a resume

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.

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