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Teacher's Aide- Substitute

Supervisor: Program 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. It is the ongoing mission of the Park Slope North Child Development Center to support children's development by appreciating individual differences, by helping them to live, learn and work cooperatively and by promoting their self-esteem as members of their families as well as our childcare community. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive path to quality of knowledge, with safe, nurturing, educationally and culturally sensitive childcare.


  • Under the guidance of the Head Teacher, participates in planning and completing assignments that support daily classroom programs and activities
  • Collaborates with the Head 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
  • Assists with entering written observations, work samples, and photos into an 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


  • High School Diploma or HSE required
  • Child Development Associate, college experience or diploma preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be comfortable using a computer and accessing the Internet

Hours: up to 35 hours per week

Rate: $15.00 per hour


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