Assistant Teacher Bank Street Head Start Location: 535 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009
Brief description of function and responsibilities: This is a full time position. Working hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM Your role would be to assist the teacher in maintaining a clean and orderly classroom. Duties will include: to participate in the arrival and dismissal of students, including activities outside of the classroom. Conduct classroom activities when the Teacher is absent and substitutes in other classrooms. Participate in staff meetings and supervisory conferences as scheduled. Perform other duties as assigned
Work with Children: Work with groups of 2.9 to 5-year-old children. The program will look at the total development of each child including health and nutrition. Help create a well-balanced daily lesson plan that supports each child's individual needs. Assess and support children's cognitive, social-emotional, language and physical development. Assist with classroom set up and clean up on a daily basis. Complete and document daily, weekly and monthly classroom maintenance responsibilities Work with Parents: Responsible for participating in two case conferences, two home visits per year and ongoing daily communication with parents, in addition to occasional parent meetings. Promoting and supporting parent involvement and working with parent volunteers in the classroom to explore and use their skills.
Work with Staff: Provide a model for best practice and help plan curriculum appropriate for children. Assistant teacher will help in planning and implementation of the activities and routines. Assistant teachers will also meet with the Head Teacher for reflective supervision, participate in staff development and various meetings. Assistant teachers will provide and model developmentally appropriate activities/ routines.
Work with Environment: Responsible for modeling a developmentally appropriate environment conducive to the growth of young children and their families. Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the individual needs of young children. A multi-cultural, anti- bias understanding must be reflected in the curriculum. An assistant teacher is expected to extend and support a home-like environment.
Qualifications: Minimum CDA, BA or working toward BA preferred in ECE or related field. Experience/ training in Special Education and/or bilingual a plus. Must have or obtain current DOH physical and fingerprint clearance.
Salary and benefits: Salary determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement ($31,976-$34,703); full health and dental benefits after 1 month.
Bank Street College tuition remission. Please apply on our website and address cover letter and resume to: Alberta Conteh & Sylvie Fan
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.