Preschool Teachers - Ed Techs

at Woodfords Family Services in Waterville, Maine, United States

Job Description

Full-time: $1,500 Bonus (bonus paid after successful completion of 60-day introductory period)

Our Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs teach and support children ages 2 to 5 with autism and developmental disabilities to learn skills that help them to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities.

  • Be a part of great team that teaches preschool students the skills needed to be ready for kindergarten.
  • Work alongside like-minded coworkers, witness and celebrate the gains and successes of your students.

Compensation for Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs:

  • $14.00 to $17.00 hourly (hourly rate depends on education and experience)


  • Monday - Friday: 8am to 3:30pm
  • 37.5 hours weekly
  • Year-round (including summer) schedule


Our employees are our most valuable asset!

That's why at Woodfords Family Services we are committed to a comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance.

We have a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs valued at about $16,000 annually:

Stay Healthy

  • Health Insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Dental & Vision Insurance

Work/Life Balance

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave


  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits

Professional Growth

  • Opportunities for Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Paid Training and Certification
  • Professional Development
  • Woodfords Family Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Woodfords is committed to support employees who are eligible for the PSLF Program with necessary documentation.
  • Woodfords is committed to supporting eligible full-time staff to apply for the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Pilot Program (valued up to $75,000 in student loan repayment).

Our Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs:

  • Are compassionate, committed and energetic people!
  • Thrive in a supportive environment where there is a shared passion for helping others.
  • Want to continue to practice and build on their communication skills.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to solve problems in a creative way.
  • Appreciate patience and understanding and want to be in a work environment where these traits are practiced and valued.

If you are dynamic individual who wants to positively impact the lives of preschool students with special needs and their families we encourage you to apply!

Key Qualifications of our Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • A minimum of 60 to 90 credit hours preferred; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred, in special education, early childhood or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years' experience in the field preferred
  • Desire to work with children with special needs
  • Ability to work a year-round, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm schedule
  • Good documentation skills
  • A positive attitude and high energy level

Role of an Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs in our Classrooms:

  • Work directly with the preschool students providing hands-on guidance while helping them meet their individualized goals.
  • Help guide students toward fulfilling their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation.
  • Be a key member of the Early Childhood Education program working independently with a preschool student and cooperatively with a like-minded team, including BCBAs.
  • Teach students the skills they need to be prepared for kindergarten.
  • Work a Monday - Friday schedule from 8am to 3:30 pm

We invest in our employees and provide employees with on-going paid training & opportunities for advancement!

We take the time to teach our Preschool Teachers/Ed Techs the skills and strategies needed to be successful in our preschool classrooms. We offer on-going supervision.

About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967.

  • For more than 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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Job Posting: 799874

Posted On: Aug 12, 2022

Updated On: Sep 11, 2022