Group Teacher

Grand Street Settlement
Date Posted: 03/01/2018
Salary / Wage: $30-50K
Location: New York, New York
Job Type: Teacher



Group Teacher (UPK)


Early Childhood Services


Lower East Side

REPORTS TO:             

Site Coordinator


$30,000-$50,000 Annually


Mon-Fri (Hours dependent on program)


April 2018

JOB SUMMARY:         

This position serves as a teacher for a preschool classroom with a direct focus on children 4 to 5 years of age. The teacher will work collaboratively with one other teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 18 children. The teacher also works with a team of other teachers and family members to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities.



The teacher will ultimately be evaluated on a combination of skills, dispositions and behaviors, some of which are related to the specific service area of this position and others that represent general expectations of all program employees.  The teacher will demonstrate competency to perform functions that include:

Child Growth & Development

  • Uses knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children, collaborate with related service areas, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders


  • Develop an individual plan for each child including goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established child outcomes

Program Implementation

  • Implement daily lesson plans in response to children’s needs and interests incorporating observations, anecdotal record keeping, knowledge of early childhood development and the key experiences

Family Partnerships

  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport

Communication and Service Coordination

  • Share pertinent information with Family Advocate ensuring coordinated services to meet the needs of individual children and families. Participate in case conferences as appropriate 

Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Gather and maintain individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning

On-going Monitoring and Self-assessment

  • Analyze child outcomes on classroom basis twice yearly, consult with education coordinator and make adjustments to curriculum planning and implementation as needed



  • New York State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education - MA/MS in Early Childhood Education preferred –OR- BA/BS in related field with at least eighteen (18) credits in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching preschool aged children 
  • Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation.
  • Department of Education Fingerprint Clearance and DOI Fingerprints
  • Mandated Reporter Training Certificate
  • Obtain CPR and First Aid within the first year of employment

Application Instructions:


Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for.  Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or copy and paste link in a search engine and apply online through our career center.

No phone calls, please.



If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.