Assistant Teacher- Three Year Olds

SCO FirstStepNYC
Date Posted: 02/28/2019
Salary / Wage:
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Job Type: Assistant Teacher


FirstStepNYC at P.S/I.S. 41 is a high quality birth-5 early childhood center collocated at P.S./I.S.41, a K-8 elementary school in one of the most at-risk neighborhoods - Brownsville, Brooklyn. The model affords an exceptional, groundbreaking opportunity to change the life paths of New York City’s most vulnerable, at-risk children and tackle the achievement gap before it begins.  This unique public-private partnership brings together the NYC Department of Education (DOE), NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS), SCO Family of Services, and a wide range of local organizations. FirstStepNYC, a demonstration project with an emphasis on both early childhood and adult leadership development, will advance citywide efforts to ensure all children enter kindergarten on a path to be college and career ready by the time they graduate our schools. 

We are currently seeking an Assistant Teacher for our EarlyLearn Three Year Old Classroom



  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program
  • Support the classroom teacher in ensuring that the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs of the children
  • Support the classroom teacher in providing early learning experiences in social-emotional development, literacy, language, mathematics, sciences, social studies, physical education, fine arts, foreign language, and other subject matter suited to the needs of children
  • Assist in planning and implementing individual educational plans for children, which supports their development socially, intellectually, linguistically, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Assists the teachers with the preparation of developmentally appropriate classroom environment and materials for planned activities in the indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Position themselves strategically in all indoor and outdoor environments to actively engage children, provide optimal supervision, and facilitate play
  • Assists the children with behavior management and self-regulation during classroom activities.
  • Assist classroom teachers, with guidance, with the implementation of each child’s Individualized Family Service Plan or Individualized Education Plan when applicable.
  • Assist with entering and maintaining classroom and child data
  • Regularly meet with classroom teacher and the Master Teacher to review classroom and child data, develop action plans, and support goal achievement through active collaboration
  • Identify any developmental concerns for children and share the information with the classroom teacher
  • Collaborate with teaching team to complete weekly lesson plans
  • Assist with monitoring attendance of children in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with the family engagement specialist and other FirstStepNYC personnel to promote individual children's goals relating to communication skills, health habits, physical skills, development of self-awareness, and early literacy
  • Develop effective partnerships with families by maintaining open communication and encouraging their input in the educational program
  • Participate in reflective supervision with the classroom teacher and/or Master Teacher
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled trainings, engage in coaching cycles with classroom teacher, and develop individual plans for own professional development
  • Implement all programming requirements in adherence to all performance outcome standards as prescribed by the multiple funding and model requirements
  • Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment; conduct daily health and environment checks; ensure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Associates degree required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of early childhood education and family involvement
  • Early childhood program and/or policy experience preferred
  • Ability to participate in and utilize reflective supervision
  • Ability to communicate in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change
  • Advanced command of the English language and grammar, both verbal and written
  • Ability to meet deadlines, stay well organized and work under pressure.  Ability to prioritize
  • Experience working successfully in multi-cultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations preferred
  • Proficiency in multiple software applications, including most Microsoft Office products.
  • Commitment to the mission and programs of SCO Family of Services
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families
  • Have a willingness to learn and implement current approaches in the Early Childhood Development field
  • Team player

Application Instructions:

SCO Family of Services offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply for this position:

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to and include the job title you are applying for in the subject line. While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.  No phone calls please.