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Head Teacher- UPK

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 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

Park Slope North Child Development Center, located at 71 Lincoln Place, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn serves children from ages 2 to 5 years old. The center serves children from a diverse population of families. Teachers work together with team members to establish creative learning environments which are standards-based. Our center has a very diverse population of families and staff which enriches our learning community.


Responsibilities:

  • Implement curriculum to provide positive learning experiences for children
  • Supervise Assistant Teacher, Teacher's Aide, and volunteers/interns
  • Plan and conduct daily classroom plans maintain observation logs & other documentation
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and Staff Development training/workshops
  • Assess the developmental needs of the children on a timely basis and plan activities to meet their individual needs
  • Work with Education Director to ensure equipment and supplies are in good condition
  • Participate in Parent Orientation and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Assist with implementation of the program evaluation process
  • Plan and use community resources that enrich the educational content of the program
  • Promote sound parent relationships
  • Work with children with special needs, attend case conferences and follow-up services
  • Maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers
  • Work with the supervisor in completing annual job performance evaluation of self and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field required
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • One year teaching experience working with children (age 3-5)
  • Must have initial ECE certification (birth-2) or valid New York State Permanent Certification or have an approved study plan working toward certification

Hours: 35 hours per week


Salary: Based on Union Scale and Education credentials


Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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