Head Teacher- UPK

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/27/2018

Address

184 Eldridge Street
New York
New York
10002
United States

Description

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.


The Early Childhood Centers located at 184 Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side and at 565 Livonia Ave in East New York, Brooklyn serve children from 2 years to 5 years using the “Dual Model” for serving Head Start and Child Care eligible children and their families. Following Head Start Performance Standards the program aims at providing comprehensive early childhood care and education including health, nutrition, mental health and school readiness curricula and measurements to address achievement gaps. Family services are fully integrated into each aspect of the program to ensure full participations from families In addition, we have a third site Park Slope North/Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center located at 71 Lincoln Place serve children from 2 years to 5 years..  


Responsibilities:

  • Implement curriculum to provide positive learning experiences for children
  • Supervise Assistant Teacher, Teacher’s Aide and volunteers/interns
  • Plan and conduct daily classroom plans, maintain observation logs & other documentation
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and Staff Development training/workshops
  • Participate in planning and implementation of field trips
  • Assess the developmental needs of the children on a timely basis and plan activities to meet their individual needs
  • Work with Education Director to ensure equipment and supplies are in good condition
  • Participate in Parent Orientation, Home Visits and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Assist with implementation of the program evaluation process
  • Plan and use community resources that enrich the educational content of the program
  • Promote sound parent relationships
  • Work with children with special needs, attend case conferences and follow-up services
  • Maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers
  • Work with supervisor in completing annual job performance evaluation of self and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


 Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field required
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field preferred
  • One year teaching experience working with children (age 3-5)
  • New York State Teaching Certificate
  • Bilingual is a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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