Title of Position: Assistant Teacher FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Children's Services
Reports to: Head Teacher
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Purpose of the Position
Under the direction of the Head Teacher, the Assistant is responsible for appropriate activities for children ( infant to preschool age group) and the implementation of classroom curriculum.
- Commit to using evidence-based practices (EBP); Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), critical time intervention, and boundary setting, to help clients achieve their goals.
- Participate in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula encompassing the social/emotional, physical and intellectual needs of Win children.
- Follow Win’s philosophy and goals of the Child Care program.
- Attend program staff meetings, child treatment reviews, case conferences, and supervisory sessions.
- Attend child care related trainings onsite and offsite.
- Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and days that NYC schools are closed. M
- Must be able to escort children on field trips.
- Conduct age-appropriate developmental assessments once an assigned child settles in the shelter.
- Ensure a safe, healthy, culturally diverse, and attractive classroom environment.
- Communicate regularly with parents about the needs of their children, parental concerns, and engage parents in classroom activities.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Must be able to ascend /descend stairs in the building where client families reside.
- Must be able to lift children on a regular basis.
- Must be able to travel to other Win sites to provide child care coverage, attend meetings and training using public transportation.
- Commitment to Win’s mission, vision, and values.
- Associates degree required.
- Knowledge and skill relating to planning activities for infants and pre-school children.
- Ability to interact in a supportive and nurturing manner with children and parents.
- Must have knowledge of and have sensitivity to the needs of homeless or at-risk families.
- Must submit to a medical screening as required by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Child Care.
- Ability work cooperatively with others.
- Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Bilingual – English/Spanish a plus.
- Leadership: Embodies Win’s Core Values and understands that clients’ needs are staff’s priority. Acts with a high degree of professionalism and has a good work ethic.
- Facilitating Change: Willingly learns new approaches, methods, or technologies to improve client outcomes. Develops and meets challenging but achievable goals with clients’ wellbeing in mind.
- Managing Performance: Interacts respectfully with clients and co-workers. Avoids conflict effectively.
- Applying and Developing Expertise: Works diligently in the best interest of the clients. Maintains appropriate boundaries when working with clients.
- Communicating and Collaborating: Works collaboratively with colleagues and supports the team in achieving results. Communicates urgent priorities effectively. Values the full spectrum of diversity and inclusion for peers and clients.
Win is an equal opportunity employer. We 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.