Assistant Daycare Teacher - Soundview (South Bronx)
Assistant Teacher (ECEC)
Homes for the Homeless, Inc is actively seeking an Early Education Assistant Teacher for its Early Learn/Child Care Center in our transitional shelters that will house families with children experiencing homelessness. Qualified candidates will have experience working with high-needs children and be able to address the needs of the families we serve thoughtfully and creatively. The Assistant Teacher will collaborate with the program’s director and group teacher on daily lessons and activities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for active engagement in classroom activities as well as an ability to work well as part of a team. This is an excellent position for a graduate student or early-stage professional interested in working with children aged 2-6 in a uniquely mission-oriented classroom setting.
ABOUT HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.
Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families residing in the shelter and those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, after-school clubs and programs, and youth recreation activities, such as sports teams, to housing assistance, case management, parenting workshops, career and job vocational training, support groups, and substance abuse assistance, and family engagement and recreation events for the whole family. We invite you to visit our website, www.hfhnyc.org, to learn more about our facilities and programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Actively create and maintain a child-oriented and literacy-focused atmosphere.
- Ensure developmentally appropriate educational, physical, and hygienic care of the children.
- Interact closely with and supervise children at all times.
- Ensure respectful interactions with children, parents, and staff.
- Assist in providing a balance of activities to meet the children’s needs.
- Assist in the planning and execution of a program to provide childcare for children.
- Contribute to planning the use of community resources to enrich the educational content of the children’s program.
- Assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the center.
- Maintain good housekeeping standards at all times.
- Attend training as related to job duties.
- Perform other duties as may be requested.
- At least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or equivalent
- Possess or/working towards obtaining Valid Level 1 or higher New York State Teaching Assistant certification
- Early Education Teacher Certification preferred.
- Sensitivity and awareness while working with homeless and vulnerable populations.
- Must be willing to consent to a job clearance, as dictated by state and local law.
- Ability to lift 40 or more pounds.
- Ability to sit on the floor, bend down, and pick up children throughout an eight-hour shift.
To attract and retain a high-performance workforce, Homes for the Homeless offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment, with a focus on ensuring an appropriate work-life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision), an employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, commuter benefits, life insurance, Work/Life Assistance Program, 3 weeks paid vacation and ample personal and sick leave.
Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would violate any applicable federal, state, or local law.