Group Teacher Early Childhood Education Center - Soundview

Homes for the Homeless
 Bronx, NY

Group Teacher – Early Childhood Education Center

Homes for the Homeless, Inc is actively seeking a Group Teacher for our Early Childhood Education Center in Community Residential Resource Center (CRRC) located in Soundview Bronx, NY providing transitional shelter for families with children experiencing homelessness. The Lead Teacher will manage the CRRC’s Department of Education-contracted Universal Pre-K classroom at this facility. 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. This position is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic education professional to develop a high-quality program that meets the needs of a high-risk, vulnerable population.

ABOUT HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families both residing in shelter as well as those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, afterschool 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop lesson plans and routines that are responsive to children's strengths, interests, and needs, and align with the Department of Education units of study.
  • Actively create and maintain a child-oriented, trauma-sensitive atmosphere to foster growth and development.
  • Ensure developmentally appropriate and integrated curriculum providing for the educational, physical, and hygienic care of the children.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor less experienced teachers in your classroom.
  • Maintain a clean, bright, and active classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with administration and other department directors regarding progress and needs of children.
  • Conduct and further develop progress assessments.
  • Provide information to parents regarding child development and engage parents in the child’s education process.
  • Liaise with appropriate City agencies including DOE and DOHMH.
  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, and trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS

Possesses:

  • Bachelor’s degree and State certification in early childhood education or a related field of study; or
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education or a related field of study and two years of supervised and documented relevant experience in a pre-school program if currently employed in a childcare program; or
  • Study plan: To be study plan eligible, a person shall have:
    1. Associate's (AA or AS) degree in early children education;
    2. Ninety or more undergraduate college credits and one year classroom experience teaching children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or grades 1-2; or
    3. Bachelor’s degree in any other academic subject and one year classroom experience teaching children up to third grade
  • Kind, creative, flexible, and caring personality.
  • Must be willing to consent to a multi-phase criminal background check.
  • Sensitivity and awareness while working with homeless and vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to lift 40 or more pounds.
  • Ability to sit on the floor, bend down, and pick up children throughout the course of an eight-hour shift.

COMPENSATION/EEO:

In order 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 be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.

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