Ed Tech/Teacher's Assistant - Preschool

at Woodfords Family Services in New Gloucester, Maine, United States

Job Description

We are hiring people excited to be part of a like-minded team working together to support preschool students. We have open Teacher's Assistant positions for Ed Tech Is, IIs, and III. We offer paid training and certification.

Full-time: $1,500 bonus paid after 60-day introductory period

Part-time: $750 bonus paid after 60-day introductory period

Our Pineland Preschool is an easy 30-minute commute from both Lewiston and Portland!

  • The Pineland campus is beautiful, with easy access to: green spaces, nature trails, a YMCA, a market, and a cafe!

Pay: $15.00 to $18.00 Hourly, commensurate with education and experience


  • Our Ed Techs/Teacher's Assistants work Monday through Friday between 8am and 3:30pm.
  • We are hiring both full-time and part-time. Full-time employees work 37.5 hours weekly and part-time employees work 20 to 29 hours weekly. Our preschools are open year-round.


  • Health Insurance (with multiple plan options to meet your needs, and gym membership reimbursement) full-time employees
  • Dental & Vision Insurance full-time employees
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 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
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees
  • 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 BHPs to apply for the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Pilot Program (valued up to $75,000 in student loan repayment).

Woodfords Family Services is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic individuals to work as Ed Tech Is, IIs & IIIs to support children ages 2 to 5 who have autism, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Ed Techs/Teacher's Assistant teach students in our preschool skills to help them be successful at home, in school and in the community. They work alongside other Ed Techs, teachers, clinicians, and therapists, including BCBAs. Ed Techs/Teacher's Assistants receive paid training and become certified BHPs and learn how to effectively use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help young children gain new skills.

Ed Tech/Teacher's Assistant Role:

  • Ed Techs work directly as Teacher's Assistants and provide hands-on support to preschool students while helping them meet their individualized goals. They are an important part of the team that works together to guide preschool students toward fulfilling their potential for cognitive, social and emotional growth and maturation. Ed Techs/Teacher's Assistants work independently with a preschool student and collaboratively with the Early Childhood Services program team, which includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech Language Pathologists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

Ed Tech/Teacher's Assistant Qualifications:

  • Ed Tech Is
    • High school diploma, GED, or HiSET
  • Ed Tech IIs
    • A minimum of 60 college credit hours required (college coursework in special education, early childhood or a related field preferred)
  • Ed Tech IIIs
    • A minimum of 90 college credit hours required (college coursework in special education, early childhood or a related field preferred)
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience preferred
  • Desire to work with children with special needs
  • Ability to work a year-round, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm schedule
  • Good documentation skills
  • A positive attitude and high energy-level

About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families for over 50 years.

Woodfords Family Services is committed to supporting individuals with special needs and their families so that they may:

  • Maximize their potential;
  • Be productive and appreciated contributors to their neighborhoods and communities;
  • Have positive and enriching relationships;
  • Lead lives that are safe and secure; and
  • Lead lives allowing for choice.

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: 822927

Posted On: Sep 23, 2022

Updated On: Oct 23, 2022