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Teacher Assistant

Association to Benefit Children
Date Posted: 09/25/2023
Location: New York, New York
Salary/Wage: $28,963 - $32,888 a year (35 hours work per week.)
Job Type: Full-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) is currently seeking qualified Assistant Teacher at Cassidy's Place for one of our integrated preschool classrooms. Cassidy’s Place offers a full day of education and support services, blending Head Start, Preschool Special Education (CPSE), and Universal Pre-Kindergarten as well as Early Head Start classrooms. Assistant Teachers will plan, implement, and coordinate developmentally appropriate curricula that meet Head Start regulations and support the mission of ABC.

This is a full-time position. Hours are 8am-4pm, 35 hours work per week (unpaid hour of lunch). 


Benefits of the Assistant Teacher at ABC

Full-time W-2 position with full insurance benefits!

  • In qualifying Head Start/Early Head Start positions, employees can receive a signing bonus until January 2023!
  • Medical insurance: EPO, PPO, and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans; dental
  • Vision insurance (base premiums covered by employer)
  • Life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions
  • Commuter benefits
  • Parental leave (maternity and paternity)
  • 30 PTO days accrued per year!
  • Be a part of a local, female-led organization with a strong community presence in education and mental health
  • Gain hands-on experience under the guidance of expert teachers
  • For eligible borrowers, ABC is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness as a non-profit organization


All ABC staff working on-site are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated.

ABC is an EOE.


  • Create a nurturing, engaging and developmentally appropriate early childhood environment for infants and toddlers.
  • Observe, assess, and document each child’s health, skills, behavior, growth, and development
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy classroom environment
  • Assist in the development of the program’s educational curriculum in collaboration with Lead Teachers
  • Plan and implement activities that support the social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of each child
  • Encourage parental participation and develop partnerships with families
  • Maintain daily attendance and meal participation counts


  • Infant Toddler or Preschool CDA. Or an Associate in Early Childhood and a NYS Teaching Assistant Certification required.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Knowledge of early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice for 0-4 age group
  • Ability to work as a cooperative and supportive team member
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with parents
Minimum Education Level: CDA Credential
Preferred Education Level: Associate's Degree

Application Instructions:

To APPLY: email resume to Margaret King ( with the subject line "Teacher Assistant."

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