Grand Street Settlement: UPK Assistant Teacher – New York, NY

Author - June 18, 2017

This position serves as an Assistant Teacher for a Grand Street Settlement Early Childhood classroom. The UPK 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Teacher’s 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 the 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 the teaching team to analyze child outcomes on a classroom basis twice yearly

UPK Assistant Teacher Requirements:

  • Child Development Associate Certificate (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 email, Microsoft Office.
  • Department of Education Fingerprint Clearance and DOI Fingerprints
  • Mandated Reporter Training Certificate
  • Obtain CPR and First Aid certification within the first year of employment.

Job Detail

  • DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Services
  • UPK Assistant Teacher SALARY RANGE: $25,195-$28,362, plus excellent benefits
  • REPORTS TO Site Coordinator

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