Assistant Teacher

Grand Street Settlement
Date Posted: 07/27/2017
Salary / Wage: 28K-31K
Location: New York, New York
Job Type: Assistant

Description:

POSITION:                   

Assistant Teacher

DEPARTMENT:          

Early Childhood Services

LOCATION:                

Lower East Side

REPORTS TO:             

Site Coordinator

SALARY:                     

$28,000-$31,000 Annually                                                     

DATES:                                   

August 2017

JOB SUMMARY:           

This position serves as an Assistant Teacher for a Grand Street Settlement Early Childhood classroom.  Under the supervision of the Site Director the Assistant Teacher will work collaboratively with the teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 15-20 children. The Assistant Teacher also works with a team of other classroom teachers and family members to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities. 

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Teacher responsibilities chiefly fall within the following core functions, although s/he may perform other tasks as needed:

  • Child Growth & Development: Implements a child-centered curriculum and learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation to promote development in all domains for children of all abilities.
  • Planning: Responsible for collaborating with the Lead Teacher in the preparation of daily lesson plans
  • Program Implementation: Provide positive guidance and discipline supporting children as they acquire readiness skills for kindergarten and beyond
  • Family Partnerships: Encourage parent participation in staff-parent conferences and home visits discussing their child’s development and education
  • Communication and Service Coordination: Maintain regular contact with parents and complete appropriate documentation;  Direct developmental concerns to the Health, Nutrition and Disabilities Coordinator
  • Record Keeping and Reporting: Request supplies as needed and participate in classroom/program inventory as requested
  • On-going Monitoring and Self-Assessment: Work with teaching team to analyze child outcomes on a classroom basis twice yearly
  • Complete lesson Plans, Do daily observations of children writing anecdotes, Implement and do TSG

Qualifications:

  • CDA in Early Childhood Education or AAS in Early Childhood Education; BA/BS in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Minimum two years of previous teaching experience
  • Basic computer literacy in Microsoft Office and using emails
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedure manuals
  • Must demonstrate timeliness, attendance and most importantly, professionalism
  • CPR and First Aid certified; If not must gain within the first year of employment 

Application Instructions:

Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for.  Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or copy and paste link in a search engine and apply online through our career center.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=grandst&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

No phone calls, please.

EOE

If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.