Job Opportunities


Family Supportive Housing Coordinator

The Winston Prouty Center is seeking a case manager in our Family Support department helping families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness secure and maintain stable housing.

The Family Supportive Housing Coordinator will support access to housing for families experiencing homelessness and support families in their housing by providing case management, housing support services and service coordination that will:

  • Address the root causes which led to the family becoming homeless.
  • Encourage positive, non-judgmental, trauma-informed communication and engagement.
  • Build resiliency in parents and children.
  • Increase financial empowerment.
  • Help the family remain stably housed.

Case management services for families living in supportive housing can help children thrive by helping parents nurture and support their children and assisting the whole family to increase stability. The case manager works to engage and partner with family members, meeting them at their home or in the community to assess their strengths and needs, set goals and coordinate services, which may be provided directly by the supportive housing program or another community-based organization. Supportive housing case managers are hired, trained, supervised and supported to:

  • Assist family members in defining and achieving goals, including meeting obligations of tenancy to maintain their home and reducing risk of harm to themselves and others
  • Assist families in increasing financial security by accessing, maintaining or improving employment and/or benefits
  • Provide, either directly or by referral to other agencies, planned and crisis response services to meet the needs of all family members including concrete supports, interventions to reduce stress, mitigate trauma histories and provide for optimal child and youth development
  • Help parents strengthen their resilience and knowledge of parenting and child/youth development
  • Facilitate strengthening family social connections through groups and activities and linkages to community opportunities, including the development of family councils, tenant or a program participants’ group and other community-building activities
  • Help parents and youth develop leadership and other skills by taking on roles within the housing structure and/or larger community (tenant, block or neighborhood associations) or elsewhere in the community (parent councils within early childhood centers and schools, youth groups, coaching) T
  • Teach/coach family members to develop communication and self-advocacy skills

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field required, and two years’ experience working in the field.

Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays & Time Off
  • Retirement plan match
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition discount for staff members’ children
  • Supplemental health, vision, dental and life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Contribution towards Health Insurance premium
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term disability, life insurance, accidental death, and dismemberment
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (depending on health insurance plan)

Position open until filled. Please send resume and salary requirements to: Alison Wheeler, The Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or alison@winstonprouty.org


Preschool Teacher

*Sign-on & Retention Bonuses*

Come join our award-winning, high quality early learning program! The Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development in Brattleboro, VT is seeking a teacher familiar with emergent curriculum to work as part of our preschool classroom team. A commitment to inclusion, learning, collaboration, and persistence as well as a can-do attitude, sense of humor, and ability to build responsive relationships are essential.

This a full-time position. The hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm.

This position require a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or a related field) and we would prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree.

Authentic and respectful relationships are the basis of all our work with children and families, and we are looking for someone who is willing to regularly reflect with colleagues and bring new learning into their teaching practice in an ongoing way.

Because we understand early childhood education as a profession we provide our full-time teachers with 6 hours a week out of the classroom in order to meet with colleagues, reflect on their work, document the children’s learning, plan next steps in the classroom, and gather and prepare materials. Teachers also have half an hour at the beginning and end of the day (without children present) to reflect together briefly on how the day went and connect around any needed logistics.

Teachers also spend one afternoon a week in a different classroom in order to build relationships across the center, observe how things work in other classrooms, and support the other teams in getting a chance to meet.

Description of some expectations:

  • In conjunction with the teaching team, plan and implement a Reggio-inspired emergent curriculum that promotes children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development and learning
  • Provide children with developmentally appropriate guidance that promotes children’s self-regulation, self-esteem and positive, respectful relationships with others
  • In conjunction with the teaching team, create and maintain an environment that supports children’s learning and independent exploration.
  • Develop positive relationships with families and encouraging parent involvement
  • Learn alongside children and colleagues, deepening their own practice and offering regular feedback to others as part of a culture of reflection, growth and learning.
  • Reflect regularly with supervisor and pyramid model coach on the social emotional culture of the classroom and make adjustments as needed to support the social emotional well-being of all children in the room.
  • Attend all-Prouty staff meetings (once a month) and participate in “cross-classroom meetings” with colleagues as scheduled.

Founded in 1969, the Winston Prouty Center provides inclusive education and support to promote the success of children and families. Our 5-STAR Early Learning Center (ELC) is licensed to serve 55 children ages 6 weeks – 5 years.

The ELC is an inclusive program influenced by a whole range of research in the field including the work being done in Reggio Emilia, the work of Magda Gerber/Emmi Pickler/RIE, Early MTSS, CSEFEL Pyramid Model, and Brazelton Touchpoints.

Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays & Time Off
  • Retirement plan match
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition discount for staff members’ children
  • Supplemental health, vision, dental and life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Contribution towards Health Insurance premium
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term disability, life insurance, accidental death, and dismemberment
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (depending on health insurance plan)

Salary depending on position and qualifications. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and names of three references to: Honor Woodrow, The Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or email: honor@winstonprouty.org