Institute Menu

Assistant Teacher

La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc.
Date Posted: 05/01/2020
Salary / Wage: $28,106.39 - $31,066.30
Location: Bronx, New York
Job Type:

Description:

La Peninsula is a community-based, multi-site Head Start organization located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive services to children and families, to help them achieve a greater degree of social competence in dealing with their present environment and their later responsibilities in school and life. 

REQUIRED EXPECTATIONS include but are not limited to: 

  • Must have at least 90 to 120 college credits (B.A. in Early Childhood Education) and/or 

  • Must have at least (60) sixty college credits (Early Childhood Education  

preferred) and/or 

  • Must have a CDA (Child Development Associate credential) or be enrolled  

within a CDA program for completion within two years  

  • Ability to establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service 

  • Ability to implement effective teacher practice, enforce agency policy and procedures and communicates each clearly 

  • Ability to collaborate in a dynamic and fast paced working environment 

  • Attend and engage in occasional agency parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends 

  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times 

  • Be a positive role model at all times for staff, families and children  

Assistant teachers receive direct guidance and oversight from the Head Teacher in the classroom but are supervised by the Site/Education Director at their assigned work site.  Please note that this job description provides a guideline for responsibilities and does not list all duties expected of the position. 

                                                          La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

PLEASE NOTE: Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report. 

Responsibilities:

Job Summary: 

La Peninsula is looking for Assistant Teacher as part of its classroom teaching team.  S/he is the person who collaborates and assists the Teacher in providing developmentally appropriate and positive learning experiences for 3-5 year old children in the program.  S/he is co-responsible in overseeing the health and safety of the children and in maintaining an environment conducive to the acquisition of skills for socio-emotional competence, physical growth and the formation of intellectual concepts. 

Under direct supervision of the Site Director, her/his responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Providing children with guidance and supervision 

  • Maintaining a clean, healthy and safe learning environment 

  • Assisting in the implementation of the agency approved curriculum that is consistent with the Head Start performance standards 

  • Supporting the implementation of daily lessons and learning activities 

  • Engaging in collaborative learning and working opportunities with the Head Teacher 

  • Implementing effective teacher practice and enforces agency policies and procedures 

  • Assisting in maintaining accurate reports and records for all students 

  • Assisting in the implementation of student assessment and evaluation 

  • Communicating with families about daily classroom events, children’s progress, etc. 

  • Maintaining and securing all materials and equipment in assigned classrooms 

  • Assisting in the preparation of quarterly workshops for parents under guidance of the Teacher 

  • Participating in agency activities to promote professional growth 

Qualifications:

REQUIRED EXPECTATIONS include but are not limited to: 

  • Must have at least 90 to 120 college credits (B.A. in Early Childhood Education) and/or 

  • Must have at least (60) sixty college credits (Early Childhood Education  preferred) and/or 

  • Must have a CDA (Child Development Associate credential) or be enrolled  within a CDA program for completion within two years  

  • Ability to establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service 

  • Ability to implement effective teacher practice, enforce agency policy and procedures and communicates each clearly 

  • Ability to collaborate in a dynamic and fast paced working environment 

  • Attend and engage in occasional agency parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends 

  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times 

  • Be a positive role model at all times for staff, families and children  

Assistant teachers receive direct guidance and oversight from the Head Teacher in the classroom but are supervised by the Site/Education Director at their assigned work site.  Please note that this job description provides a guideline for responsibilities and does not list all duties expected of the position. 

                                                          La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

PLEASE NOTE: Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report. 

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates can submit their letter of interest and resume to: nbutler@lapen.com and/or fmclean@lapen.com