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LEAD TEACHER (Pre-school)

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Salary / Wage: $34k to $68.5k
Location: Bronx, New York
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Description:

We are seeking a full-time Lead Teacher (pre-school) to work in our Early Learn program.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for overseeing the academic and emotional development of children aged 2.9 to 4 years; as well as, designing and implementing Early Education curricula in basic subjects such as pre-reading readiness and early math experiences.  The Lead Teacher will supervise, train and mentor the teaching staff.

Responsibilities:

The essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the educational, social, development, health and individual needs of a given group of children; as well as, ensure the curricula and program meets all agency, city, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development and assist them with daily life activities (eating, holding books, writing, restroom use, hand washing, etc.).
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that is clean, organized and safe for all children.
  • Conduct child assessments and facilitate parent-teacher conferences.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate record keeping and weekly data entry of children observations into Teaching Strategies Gold data base.
  • Promote and encourage the professional growth of classroom associates (assistant teachers, teacher aides, substitute teachers, student teachers, student nurses, volunteers, and any other personnel working within the classroom on a regular basis).
  • Responsible for promoting sound parent relationships by ensuring that information concerning the children and program is appropriately and confidentially shared with parents by classroom associates.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in early childhood education/child development and NYS Provisional Certification with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher.                                                                                             OR

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/child development with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher.  Must be working toward a Master’s degree and NYS Provisional Certification.   

OR

Associate degree in early childhood education/child development with 1-2 years of work experience as a teacher or assistant teacher.  Must be working toward a Bachelor’s degree, NYS Initial Certification and must have 90 or more undergraduate college credits and one year classroom experience teaching children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or grades 1-2.

Must be trained in: Child Abuse/Maltreatment, MAT certification, First Aid/CPR ad AED, Mental Health First Aid for children, Infectious Disease Control, Foundations of Health and Safety and Epinephrine auto-injector.  15 hours of training is required every 24 months pursuant to the NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Ability to maintain accurate records and strict confidentiality.  Ability to work in a team setting.  Ability to relate to families of diverse low income and homeless populations preferred.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Physical Abilities

See at normal distance; hear normal conversations & sounds; bend, squat, sit on floor, climb stairs, skip & run.  Use hands & fingers to fill out required forms on paper and use computer keyboard & office equipment. Safely lift or assist children weighing up to 60 lbs. as needed.

Other Requirements

Must submit to job-pertinent examinations including tuberculosis test and criminal record background checks. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of required tests, etc.

Application Instructions:

How to Apply

  • Email your resume with cover letter to: Kitcha Nofleet-Brown, KNorfleet@sebnc.org
  • Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Salary Range & Benefits:  $34k to $68.5k annually.  SEBNC offers a benefits package that includes: paid holidays, PTO (vacation, personal, sick); health, dental & vision and pension plan.


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