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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Special Education Teacher

Location: New York City, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms is Currently seeking to a Special Education Teacher to join our dedicated team at our Therapeutic Nursery to assist with the supervision, planning, and execution of the individual education plans for special needs children,  3-4 years old. The Therapeutic Nursery provides an environment that will promote the educational, social and emotional development of the group, as well as the individual children in our care. The Substitute Special Ed Teacher will provide additional coverage in the classroom environment, on an as needed basis. This is a full time position on the Lower East Side, Manhattan. 

Under the direction of the Educational/Disabilities Coordinator II, the Special Education Teacher will actively plan and execute the Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) the children, and promote an environment that is conducive to the educational, social and emotional development of the children in our center.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing a program of sound educational goals, appropriate to the age and developmental level of the children, and enabling them to make the most of future educational opportunities.
  • Ensuring the timely completion of annual reviews and reports.
  • Facilitating parent meetings with the end goal of building sound relationships and providing support, as well as meetings with clinical staff for child studies.
  • Using community resources to enrich the educational content of the children’s program.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Special Education
  • New York State Teacher Certification – Special Education
  • Prior experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge of city, state and agency child welfare regulations, policies and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.


$46,000-$50,000, dependent upon Teacher Credentials and Education

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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