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Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

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Catholic Charities Of Maine
Physical Address
307 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Job Description

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Portland, ME


Are you passionate about play? Do you celebrate diversity and recognize every child as a unique individual who is deserving of love and respect? Are you committed to creating a classroom experience that is developmentally appropriate, nurturing and safe?

If the responsibility of instilling a lifelong love of learning excites you, then we encourage you to apply for our Full-Time Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Position at St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center in downtown Portland, Maine. The Special Education Teacher is the high-level professional person who provides developmental and educational services to children and families in the classroom setting.

At Catholic Charities we recognize and value the role our teaching professionals have played in our nearly 50-year history of providing holistic, child-centered care. Our nationally accredited Centers rely on the success of our teachers and we are committed to having the supports in place so they can achieve their professional goals.


  • Eligible candidates shall have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a “Teacher of Students with Disabilities Birth to School-Age 5 (282)” certification.
  • Shall have at least three (3) years of experience in early childhood or childcare and experience providing Specially Designed Instruction to children with a broad range of disabilities.

Benefits include:

  • New hire will receive a $250.00 sign on bonus, an additional $250.00 after a satisfactory performance rating after 6 months employment & an additional $500.00 after a satisfactory performance rating after 1 year of employment
  • 5 weeks of Earned Time (first year!)
  • Bereavement Time off
  • 6 agency holidays
  • 401k agency contribution
  • 50% CDC Employee discount on childcare at our Catholic Charities Child Development Centers (Locations in Portland and Biddeford. Discount exclusive to Private Pay)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance
  • ADP LifeMart Employee Discount program
  • Highly Incentivized Health and Wellness program!

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. You may submit your cover letter and resume (indicating the position title) via our website ( or email (, fax (207-523-2789), or mail to Human Resources Office, Catholic Charities Maine P.O. Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104

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Catholic Charities Maine does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, ancestry or national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other legally protected status in its hiring or employment practices.

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