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Early Childhood, Assistant Teacher

Location: Harlem, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education (ECE)

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 seeking a Assistant Teacher to work closely with the Group Teacher to plan and execute a program to provide day care for children that takes into account the: educational, social, developmental and health needs of the group, as well as the individual child.  By providing a vast array of support to the classroom, the Assistant Teacher plays in integral role in the education of each child.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with all activities that take part in the center
  • Assists with all program activities, including off-site trips
  • Works within the framework of the day care center, carries out its functions, policies and procedures
  • Assists in the planning and execution of an education enriched day care program
  • Keeps equipment and material accessible and in good condition in addition to removing all hazardous material. 
  • Participates in planning the use of community resources for educational enrichment
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled classroom conferences and parent meetings
  • Participates in related training opportunities as they become available
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with parents
  • Respects confidential nature of all information about parents and children
  • Writes records concerning the development of the program and children’s progress.
  • Takes responsibility for the classroom in the group teacher’s absence
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education required; Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred OR High School Diploma + CDA attained.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with children
  • Completed or are in the process of obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed

 

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.

 

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms. As a day care worker, providing quality care for children will require a high degree of physical exertion. Must have the ability to lift and hold children, sit down on the floor and stand up frequently and walk quickly around the classroom. In addition due to the high level of energy in the clients during all physical activities and outings, must be able to run, play, and travel with the children. Physical and PPD clearance required.

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