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Assistant Teacher - Union Carver, 1565 Madison Ave (106th Street)

Union Settlement Association
Date Posted: 11/13/2023
Location: East Harlem, New York
Salary/Wage: $36,000 - $43,000 a year
Job Type: Full-time
Work Arrangement: Onsite


Position: Assistant Teacher                                                                          
Department: Early Childhood Education
Reports to: Educational Directors and Associate Director of Education & Curriculum                    
Hours: Full-time 
Salary: $36,000 - $43,000                                                                       
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Location: On-Site, Union Carver, 1565 Madison Ave (106th St)


Position Summary:

Assistant Teachers play an integral role in the classroom by promoting positive interactions with children and families, implementing health and safety procedures, facilitating smooth transitions between activities and planning collaboratively with lead teachers. Assistant Teachers often provide direct instructional support to children by facilitating whole and small group lessons and activities.



  • Ensure the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of children in the classroom under the supervision of the lead teacher.
  • Work in collaboration with the lead teacher in managing classroom activities, supporting the individual needs of children, and engaging in age-appropriate conversations and interactions with children that expand their learning and supports their social and emotional development.
  • Work in collaboration with the lead teacher with supervising, caring, and supporting the children's physical needs including supporting with toileting, diapering, and other self-help skills.
  • Work in collaboration with the lead teacher with the implementation of classroom activities
  • Including leading small group activities with the children as instructed by the lead teacher.
  • Work in collaboration with the lead teacher in implementing children's interests and exploration of learning activities and expand children's play by expanding their thinking, language, and problem-solving skills.
  • Follow children's interests and engage in play with them by following their lead while introducing new concepts and ideas.
  • Encourage and celebrate children's primary languages, cultures, and diverse backgrounds through classroom activities, books, and the classroom environment.
  • Follow all necessary safety and reporting procedures.
  • Maintain documentation.
  • Other duties as instructed by supervisor.



  • High School Diploma, CDA or GED.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
  • Level 1 or higher NYS Teacher Assistant Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of East Harlem community strongly preferred.
Minimum Education Level: Highschool Graduate or GED
Preferred Education Level: Highschool Graduate or GED

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly using the link below:

Additional Information:


  • Leading Others: Creates a sense of urgency throughout the organization on the importance of achieving outcomes. Inspires, influences, and enables team members to reach their goals
  • Facilitating Change: Approaches challenges with creativity and flexibility. Demonstrates analytical thinking. Guides change to meet Union Settlement’s goals.
  • Managing Performance: Evaluates and revises goals semi-annually with the team. Provides consistent supervision and documents performance highlights and concerns
  • Applying and Developing Expertise: Embraces and leads the team to achieve milestones. Seeks and supports professional development opportunities for team members. Manages finances and budgets effectively
  • Communicating and Collaborating: Listens well and actively engages with others with honesty and integrity and holds team accountable to the same standard

Union Settlement’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment

Union Settlement is an equal opportunity employer. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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