Supervising Teacher Infant
Job Details
Roxbury - Roxbury, MA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$52,250.00 - $62,700.00


Supervising Teacher-Bilingual


Roxbury, MA

Reports to:

Education Leader



Status, FLSA Class:

Full time, exempt position

Date Written:

January 2022

Horizons for Homeless Children is offering a $1,000 Hiring Bonus for EEC Certified Teachers.

Summary of Position

The Community Children's Center provides full-time early care and education services for homeless children and support services for parents, in an atmosphere of safety, nurturance, and stability. A Supervising Teacher is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of a classroom and reviews important decisions with their Education Leader. The Supervising Teacher supports and follows all Horizons for Homeless Children policies and procedures.



Staffing and Supervision

  • Serve as a role model for all staff in interactions with children and their families.

  • Orient new team members to classroom routines and curriculum implementation.

  • Supervise performance of classroom Teachers and conduct performance reviews and regular assessments.

  • Using reflective supervision practices, conduct monthly observations, feedback and goal setting of teaching staff.

  • Participate in decisions regarding probationary action and termination of employment


  • Supervise and lead team members in designing and implementing curriculum with a focus on trauma-informed practices and developing Individual Learning Plans.

  • Supervise and model the implementation of positive behavior management techniques in guiding childrens development.

  • Orient and support new parents with classroom routine, curriculum, and communication systems.


  • Model engaging, respectful, and culturally responsive interactions with parents.

  • Supervise and lead team in daily positive communications between Teachers, children, and their families.

  • Supervise team in designing and implementing additional classroom communication systems (e.g. bulletin boards, newsletters, etc.)

  • Oversee and conduct childrens progress reports and parent conferences.

  • Supervise and plan parent engagement opportunities to reinforce that the parent is the childs first teacher.

  • Work closely with staff and community partners to provide coordinated care for the child and their family based on their individual needs (e.g. Early intervention, JF&CS, Family Partnership, Admissions, Family clinic, etc.)

  • Guide and model effective communications among classroom teaching team, including planning meetings and other job-embedded learning.

  • Attend regular meetings.

Classroom Management

  • Maintain appropriate standards of health and safety in accordance with state regulations and Horizons for Homeless Children policies and procedures.

  • Understand and implement emergency procedures.

  • Develop and maintain an enriching environment for children to encourage appropriate play and learning.

  • Organize classrooms schedule to allow for child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, as well as individual and small group learning.

  • Coordinate the transitions of children to and from classrooms with teachers and parents.

  • Complete daily and monthly reports to ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair.

  • Monitor use of and coordinate the ordering of classroom supplies regularly as needed.

  • Schedule classrooms teaching teams for any long- and short-term staffing shortages.

  • Ensure that all classrooms records and reports are submitted in a timely and accurate manner.


Education & experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 credit-bearing hours of specialized college-level course work in administration, leadership or management.

  • Minimum of 3 years' teaching experience, in an NAEYC Accredited program a plus.

  • Department of EEC Lead Teacher qualified.

  • Demonstrated success in supervision, strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to communicate, verbal and written, fluently in English and Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Cape Verdean Creole strongly required.

  • Supervisory skills with a strengths-based and mutual respect approach and ability to manage workloads, provide appropriate support, and address professional development needs.

  • Experience working with homeless children and families, multi-ethnic urban families, with children-at-risk, or Horizons for Homeless Children strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications and other relevant ECE software applications

  • Commitment to Horizons mission and ability to embody our core values (Collaborative, Inclusive, Innovative, and Passionate).

  • Commitment to Horizons mission and ability to embody our core values (Collaborative, Inclusive, Innovative, and Passionate).

  • Excellence in communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to collaborate and solve problems using a team approach.

  • Ability and willingness to handle all sensitive information confidentially.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Benefits we offer

  • Competitive salaries
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Extensive health benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • 401(b)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Health club discounts
  • Cell phone discounts and much more

Horizons for Homeless Children offers a competitive salary and a highly competitive benefits package.  Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Horizons for Homeless Children is an AA/EEO employer.

Horizons for Homeless Children