Kindergarten Readiness Instructor

Collaborative for Educational Services
MEP New Bedford

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Department: Massachusetts Migrant Education Program

Title: Bilingual Home-Based Kindergarten Readiness Instructor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Migrant Programming and Partnership Manager

Purpose: Instructors will implement kindergarten readiness curriculum to individual students aged 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Visits will range from 45-60 minutes per visit, with 3-6 visits made to the child over the course of the year. Visits can take place at the student's home, library or another public space nearby.

Essential Functions:
  • Communicate directly with assigned families/students to plan visits
  • Offer individualized kindergarten readiness instruction in a home based setting
  • Create and maintain a positive and fun environment that is engaging and enjoyable for students
  • Adapt the instructional plan to accommodate the abilities, needs and interests of student and parent/caregiver
  • Track attendance and participation
  • Communicate regularly with the Migrant Programming and Partnership Manager
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Access to reliable and insured vehicle or public transportation
  • One year of early childhood/early elementary teaching experience in a formal setting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (required)
Physical Demands:
  • Able to travel to and between home visit locations
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to plan alterations with a positive mindset
  • Must be able to communicate and converse effectively with youth and adults from multiple backgrounds and cultures in Spanish
Work Conditions:
  • Requires working a flexible schedule including weekends, to accommodate family schedule
  • Employees are expected to follow CES Workplace Safety Standards and required COVID-19 prevention and mitigation protocols.
  • Requires travel and meeting families in their home/community
Terms of Employment:
  • Part-time; 10-20 hours a week, hours are dependent on program needs
  • Compensation is $30/hr
CES is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Candidates whose backgrounds are well suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse student populations we serve are encouraged to apply.


We are a non-profit educational service agency, committed to reaching and educating learners of all ages, and experienced in working with educators to help students learn and succeed.

Students are at the heart of our work.

We are a community of innovative and effective professionals dedicated to improving education. We know that everyone is a learner from the day they are born, and we know how to create classrooms and other environments in which every learner can flourish. We know how to reach, inspire, support and educate children, youth and adults, and we help others to do the same.

Founded in 1974, we are governed by representatives from our member school districts in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We partner with students, families, schools and districts, educators; and communities across Massachusetts and in the region to create and improve educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom and ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

CES directs major initiatives in Early Childhood, Special Education, After School Programs, Professional Development, Educator Licensure, Technology in Education, Social Justice in Education, English Learner Education, and the education of vulnerable youth.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration, and leadership. 

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