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BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 34 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

BronxWorks seeks a Lead Teacher for our Early Learn Head Start Program. Lead Teacher will be responsible for fifteen (15) 4 Years old children in the UPK classroom.


  • Provide high quality programming and implement curriculum that supports positive and age appropriate leaning experiences for children
  • Maintain constant supervision of classroom at all times and is responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
  • Interact and engage with the children, encourage their involvement in classroom experiences
  • Provide and maintain a safe, caring, and welcoming classroom that is neat and clean and attractive
  • Work with Program Director and Program Assistant to ensure that adequate classroom supplies, materials, resources and equipment are available.
  • Conduct Brigance screening and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment data for the assigned age group/classroom to ensure the obtainment and maintenance of highest quality credentialing.
  • Maintain daily child attendance and educational records/files of work and progress.
  • Plan and complete weekly classroom planning documents, maintain observation logs and other documentations
  • Conduct weekly planning meeting with Teacher Assistant and Teacher’s Aide to ensure that curriculum planning aligns with daily classroom experiences indoor/outdoor
  • Plan and implement education field trips
  • Ensure effective communication with parents through Parent Orientation, Parent-Teacher conferences, home visits and informal discussion of their child/ren’s progress


  • Master’s Degree Early Childhood Education.
  • New York State Teaching Certificate Preferred.
  • Study Plan without Teaching Certification.
  • One year of prior teaching experience in a Head Start and/or UPK program.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish language proficiency preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.


BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.

  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
  • Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

ADDITIONALLY, BronxWorks Offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees

Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:

BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

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