Teacher's Aide

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The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), established in 1853, is one of New York City’s leading child and family service organizations. Today the CAS Early Childhood Department serves nearly 600 low-income children ages 0-5 in schools and community centers across 9 sites throughout Manhattan and the Bronx through a combination of Universal Preschool, Head Start and Early Head Start funding and child care subsidies.

Qualifications:

The Teacher Aide must have qualifications that satisfy Federal Head Start requirements, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Article 47 regulations, and Universal Preschool Guidelines

Credentials:

(1) High School diploma / GED; and
(2) Have a child development associate (CDA) credential or be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years which is a condition of employment with the possibility of extension; or
(3) Have an Associate or Baccalaureate degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. In this case, depending on the nature of the degree, a CDA might be required.

Other Qualifications:

• Bilingual preferred
• Experience working with infants and toddlers, and children with Special Needs
• Dedicated, excited and passionate about teaching and learning with young children
• Professional approach
• Resourceful & dependable
• Effective communication skills

(A review and final determination of credentials and qualifications are reserved for the site Education Director and the CAS Director of Early Childhood Programs.)

Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the site’s Education Director, the Teacher Aide’s responsibilities include the following:

Curriculum and Instruction
• Assist the Lead and Assistant teacher in promoting high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom that leads to children’s school readiness.
• Assist the Lead and Assistant teacher in creating an environment in which children develop trusting and accepting relationships with adults and peers that foster growth and development.
• Assist the Lead and Assistant teacher in designing and executing a developmentally appropriate and integrated curriculum which provides opportunities for children’s meaningful exploration.

Record Maintenance, Screening and Assessment
• Assist the Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher in overseeing and maintaining accurate records on each child.

Family Engagement
• Assist the Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher in encouraging parent involvement and communication through newsletters, bulletin boards, classroom events, Center-wide activities, and “open-door” policy.
• Depending on the Center and the funding requirements, participate in open houses, and/or family days.

Professional Development
• Participate in offered trainings, workshops, in-service days, and/or all-staff conferences.
• Maintain certification requirements and proof of attendance in professional activities.
• Support the growth of the center including participating in program-wide goal setting and individual and program self-assessment.

Health and Safety
• Adhere to all state and city licensing requirements, teacher child/ratios, and CPR/first aid certification.
• Maintain a healthy and safe environment for children (i.e. clean toys, shelves, neat classrooms, reported damaged / broken equipment toys, etc.)

Please upload a cover letter and resume below:

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer

Hours per Week: 
35
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Salary or Hourly: 
Salary
Location: 
CS 211- Bronx
Minimum Education: 
HS Graduate or GED
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