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Assistant Teacher

Supervisor: Education Director 


Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Creative Steps is a private early childhood program offering a school day preschool program (9am-3pm), a part-day UPK program, after-school (3-6 pm), as well as a holiday and summer camp program. Located on NYU's campus in one of the residential complexes near Washington Square Park, the early care and education program enrolls community children ages 12 months through 4 years using a play-based and child-centered curriculum with additional enrichment programming such as music, movement, and art.


Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the teacher, participates in planning and completing assignments that support daily classroom programs and activities
  • Collaborates with teacher in writing daily and weekly lesson plans
  • Ensures a proper level of availability and condition in maintaining classroom equipment and supplies
  • Assists in recruiting parent volunteers and provides support to volunteers working in the classroom
  • Provides assistance with writing required reports and completing various forms
  • Enters written observations, work samples and photos into online database system that generates individualized service reports for each child
  • Assists with arranging field trips, home visits, and ordering supplies and materials
  • Attends and participates in staff and parent meetings and in training and development sessions
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or HSE required, college experience or diploma preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be comfortable using a computer and accessing the Internet
  • Bilingual English / Spanish or English / Chinese preferred

Hours: 35 hours per week


Salary: Low 30s, plus generous benefits 


Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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