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About Us: SHCC is a small-and-mighty, kid-centered nonprofit community center—now in its 81st year. Since 1937, SHCC has been providing support and programs for local families, especially immigrant and refugee families and low-income children and their families in the North End and surrounding areas of Burlington. We serve over 1,100 children annually. All of the Center’s programs are free or low-cost. In a climate of discrimination across the world, we stand firm in our commitment to expanding our space and our programs, thus expanding our welcome and making sure every child and adult served at SHCC is treated with respect and dignity.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@saraholbrookcc.org  with the title of the desired position in the subject line.  


The following positions are currently open:



Classification: Per-Diem/ Non-Exempt
Reports To: Associate Director


Position Overview: We are looking for a caring, flexible, and positive individuals to join our list of substitute staff. They must enjoy interacting with children and youth and be available on a per-diem basis. Substitutes will have the opportunity to work across the full range of Sara Holbrook Community Center programs, with students 18 months to 18 years where there are staff absences.  This person will work with other staff to ensure a safe environment, a functioning space, implement activities/curriculum, and troubleshoot any challenges that arise. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support all SHCC programs as an additional staff member as assigned

  • Work with staff, interns, and volunteers to ensure a safe and supportive environment

  • Provide programming to support the physical, emotional, and social developmental needs of the group and individual children

  • Record and document ongoing observations of children and incident report if needed

  • Accept the role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter for child abuse/neglect

  • Stay apprised of licensing regulations and program policies 

  • Take part in ensuring a clean and organized facility at all times

  • Perform additional administrative tasks including but not limited to filing, data entry, supporting reception functions, etc.

Education & Experience Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Two years or more experience working with youth

Skills & Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing a developmentally appropriate activities/curriculum

  • Demonstrates ability to work with children and their families including those with special needs

  • Relates and works well with children

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience working in cooperative relationships with other adults

  • Able to organize effectively and work independently and to work as a team member

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

  • Physically able to daily lift, bend and twist as it relates to program equipment and children

  • Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record

  • Computer & Internet Literate

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:  jobs@saraholbrookcc.org

Position Title: SUBSTITUTE ASSISTANT TEACHERS                                                                                  

Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Director for which program individual is substituting


Work Hours: Monday through Friday hours vary depending on the program

Position Overview: Under the direction of the Program Director, substitute assistant teachers are employed on an as-needed, on-call, day-to-day basis and are not guaranteed work on a regular basis. There are no benefits associated with substitute employment.
Duration: year-round; except when SHCC is closed for holidays and school vacations


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction according to plans as prepared by the regular classroom teacher and manages classroom behavior and environment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor or administrator.

  • Uses appropriate judgment to act in the best interests of students at all times.

  • Maintains a classroom environment and routine which promotes active learning.

  • Works with students to help promote and maintain learning objectives.

  • Attends mandatory meetings and trainings.

  • Adheres to Sara Holbrook Community Center policies and procedures.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Early Childhood Education college credits preferred

  • Experience working in a child care setting preferred

  • Experience working with children with special needs and ELL students

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Leadership and teamwork skills

  • The ability to multitask and take on different roles

  • Excellent skills in interactions with parents and guardians


Hiring is subject to:

  • Completion of the employment application

  • Review of Resume completeness including education, experience, and skills

  • Verification of three recommendation letters

  • Completion of interview

  • Fingerprint and Background Clearance

  • Statewide Central Register Clearance

  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certification (online training)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:  jobs@saraholbrookcc.org

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