Substitute Teacher's Aide

Bronx, NY
Part Time
Entry Level

Organization Overview: 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.


Job Summary: Substitute Teacher’s Aides will work with the classroom teaching team as needed to plan and execute a program to provide child care for children that take into account the educational, social, developmental and health needs of the group, as well as the individual child.  The Substitute Teacher’s Aide will share responsibility with the teaching team for keeping equipment and material accessible and in good condition in addition to removing all hazardous material.  They will participate in group discussions aimed at developing a program of sound educational goals.   The Substitute Teacher’s Aide will promote their own personal growth through participating in regularly scheduled individual conferences, classroom group conferences and staff meetings.  The ideal candidate should have experience with children and be able to work well within a team.


Essential Functions:

  • Provides assistance when an educational staff is out to ensure minimum staff to child ratio 
  • Works within the framework of the classroom, carries out its functions, policies and procedures
  • Assists in planning and executing a child care program
  • Participates in planning the use of community resources for educational enrichment
  • Participate in related training opportunities as they become available
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with families 
  • Respects confidential nature of all information about families and children
  • Writes records concerning the development of the program and children’s progress.
  • Assists with child observations
  • Assists Group Teacher and Assistant Teacher with all classroom activities and outings
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preferred 
  • Prior experience working with young children preferred 

Pay: $15.33/hr

Shift: 8-12, 12-4, 8-4, will depend on the need of the center


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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