• Preschool Teacher

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/30/2018 11:57 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy program provides caring, therapeutic interventions for preschoolers; and K-5 grade students; who have struggled with behavioral and emotional difficulties and may have been removed from other schools. Building Blocks/Maya Angelou Academy fosters the growth of each child’s potential for learning, creativity and social-emotional development in a safe and nurturing environment.


    The Preschool Teacher creates a clear and consistent structure, develops and implements a fun, education, and engaging curriculum, and leads a classroom team in supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of each child. The Teacher establishes a balance of structure and free play that supports each child, while providing caring, therapeutic interventions.


    "Teaching at Seneca has been one of the best professional decisions I have made. Seneca has always made sure that I have access to the resources I need to keep my lessons engaging, cutting-edge, and creative. Watching students engage with their own natural curiosities and build self-esteem as lifelong learners is endlessly rewarding."

    - Seneca Special Education Teacher


    • Provide an individualized therapeutic and developmentally appropriate curriculum to each student in the milieu.
    • Assist in planning and development of milieu treatment including curricula.
    • Work with a multi-disciplinary team in applying behavioral, clinical, therapeutic, and management techniques.
    • Evaluate child progress as required by the program.
    • Chart and write daily notes of Mental Health Goals.
    • Assure that children are properly supervised at all times.
    • Coordinate and oversee individual and small group instruction.
    • Communicate regularly with all staff and family members/guardians who are involved in the daily life of the child.
    • Intervene with the children in the program as needed (This includes physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca Center’s Ahimsa Model Training).
    • Transport children to and from their place of residence as needed.
    • Conduct IEP meetings.


    • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 12 ECE units covering the areas of Child Development, Child, Family and Community, and Curriculum
    • Experience working in a pre-school setting, minimum of one year
    • Valid California driver’s license and ability to be insured through Seneca’s automobile policy
    • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
    • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team


    • Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm


    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive employee benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program
    • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
    • Two to three full-time Classroom Counselors to provide behavioral and academic support
    • 7 weeks of school breaks, 1 week of PTO, and 4 weeks of teacher days off
    • 403b retirement plan
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