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HEAD TEACHER- 2s class

University Settlement Society

Salary Info:

Hours: 35 hours per week Salary: Union scale based on education credentials, plus benefits

Description:

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 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Children's Corner is located at 565 Livonia Ave in East New York, Brooklyn serve children from 2 years to 5 years using the "Dual Model" for serving Head Start and Child Care eligible children and their families. Following Head Start Performance Standards the program aims at providing comprehensive early childhood care and education including health, nutrition, mental health and school readiness curricula and measurements to address achievement gaps. Family services are fully integrated into each aspect of the program to ensure full participations from families. The two centers are funded through an Early Learn award from NYC Administration for Children Services and Private Foundations.

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
  • Participate in planning and implementation of field trips
  • 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, Home Visits 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 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 or other related field 
  • One year teaching experience working with children (age 2-3)
  • New York State Teaching Certificate
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

CONTACT: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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