Toddler Teacher - $500 sign-on bonus - Part-Time or Full-Time

Boston, MA

At United South End Settlements (USES), we offer programs that support the whole family in achieving economic mobility. We help parents and caregivers develop their own capacity to reach their goals, increase their income and assets, and connect with new networks of people through One-on-One Coaching combined with opportunities for personal development through Family Mobility programming. For children and youth, we provide quality education and enrichment opportunities that foster personal development and social-emotional skills such as perseverance, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving – Early Childhood Education, club48 out of school time programming, and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We believe that as families increase their income and assets, become more resilient and connect to a diverse network, they and their children are more likely to develop the necessary skills to disrupt the cycle of poverty.

As United South End Settlements celebrates its 125th year and beyond, we are now reaffirming our founding vision of an inclusive community where neighbors from all walks of life work together so that all can thrive, while implementing a bold, new model designed to promote economic mobility and social capital to break the generational cycle of poverty.

As a Toddler Teacher, you’ll play a vital role in directly supporting our toddler classrooms.  You will have the opportunity to use your own professional skills and develop new ones, supported by a committed and team-oriented set of colleagues.  As a member of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) team, you will receive ongoing support and guidance.  This role reports to the Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator.  



The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator and ECE Assistant Director to develop and implement curriculum with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)

  • Plan and conduct daily activities for children

  • Incorporate creative play and sustain a care-giving environment with fellow teachers

  • Engage with and build rapport with children’s families and conduct parent conferences 

  • Become well versed in other support services offered throughout agency for families

  • Manage and maintain organization, safety, cleanliness, and order of classrooms

  • Observe, record, and report on children progress and behaviors

  • Support and follow nutritional guidelines

  • Identify opportunities to enhance teaching skills through professional development

  • Must be able to climb, stoop, reach, stand, lift, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion

  • Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly

  • Close visual acuity

  • Complete other duties as assigned


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • A deep commitment to USES’s mission and core values

  • Ability to be flexible, desire to receive and implement supportive feedback and have enthusiasm for implementing new teaching and learning strategies and ideas in collaboration with the ECE Director and USES team

  • Experience and/or knowledge of Department of Early Education Care

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school 

  • Excellent communication skills, planning and organizing, attention to details

  • A positive spirit and commitment to contributing to our organizational culture with a focus on collaboration, transparency, excellence and growth

  • Bachelor's, CDA or Associates Degree in ECE or a related field strongly preferred




The salary range for this role is $17-21 per hour and is commensurate with experience. We’ll promote your professional growth and development by providing access to a benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, and more.  We offer a signing bonus of $500 for new employees who join our Early Childhood Education team, paid out across the first 3 months of your employment. 


  • Masks are required to be worn indoors by staff and all children over the age of 2 years.

  • Vaccination is strongly encouraged, we do require weekly testing on site. 

  • This role is in 100% in person, on site at 48 Rutland Street, Boston, MA 

  • Our ECE program operates between 8:30am and 6pm.   


Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. 

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USES is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. USES is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team.