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Assistant Afterschool Teacher

Homes for the Homeless
Date Posted: 02/24/2020
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Location: bronx, New York
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Homes for the Homeless, Inc is seeking Afterschool Teachers for K-12 educational program at our South Bronx facility housing families with children experiencing homelessness. Our programs offer a continuum of educational services for children on site, from infant development to adolescent dropout prevention. The core of our child-centered programs includes afterschool programs, accelerated afterschool education, and constructive recreational programming. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, dedicated and creative. This is an excellent position for a college student or professional interested in working with K-12 aged students in a uniquely mission-oriented classroom setting. We currently have openings for:

  • Two part-time Assistant Afterschool Teachers, each working up to 20 hours per week
  • One full-time Assistant Afterschool Teacher, working 35 hours a week

About Homes for the Homeless:

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) 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.



  • Develop lesson plans and assists students with homework and school projects.
  • Lead activities with groups of students and assist program coordinator and head teacher in the planning of enrichment activities and trips.
  • Work with program staff to update bulletin boards in the classroom and main hallway.
  • Maintain flexibility and openness to classroom scheduling adjustments.
  • Maintain a clean, bright and active classroom environment.
  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences and trainings.
  • Assist in book fairs, holiday parties and activities, plays, etc.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in Education or related field is preferred.
  • One Year experience working with children less than 13 years of age
  • Kind, creative, flexible and caring personality that works well with children and as part of the afterschool program staff team.
  • Sensitivity and awareness while working with homeless and vulnerable populations.
  • Must pass a multi-stage background investigation which includes employment history and criminal background check.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online for Assistant Afterschool Teacher

Additional Information:

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 and Full-time employees are eligible for comprehensive health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision), an employee-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.