Assistant Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Aftercare Program

Job Type

Full Time




43-31 39th Street
New York
United States


Salary: $16 hourly

Hours: 3:00 p.m.-6:00p.m, (September-June)


Position Overview:

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS), a multi-service settlement house located in Western Queens, has an opportunity available for an Assistant Teacher for our After Care Pre-K Program. The SCS Youth and Family Services (YFS) department offers engaging, youth centered programming to children and youth throughout Queens and beyond. We offer a free, full day Pre-Kindergarten, after school and summer camp programs for Elementary/Middle School students, High School Programming, and Adult and Immigrant Services.  Our youth development continuum spans Pre-K to College, and services are offered across seven campuses.


The Assistant Teacher position will work in our Aftercare program for our SUNNYSIDE UP Pre- Kindergarten program located at 39-01 Queens Boulevard. The Assistant Teacher will oversee the care of a group of children ages 4-year-olds.

Description of Duties: 

  • Ensure the safety of all program participants
  • Develop lesson plans and prepare for activities in advance
  • Implement of age appropriate activities
  • Dismiss program participants to their designated parent and/or guardian
  • Provide constant supervision to assigned groups of children
  • Escort participants and/or parents to designated areas
  • Maintain room and activity areas cleaned and organized
  • Distribute snacks and materials to participants
  • Motivate and maintain active involvement of program participants
  • Report any behavioral and/or facility issues to Program Director
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned that pertain to program operations



  • At least a High School diploma.
  • Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Hold a valid Level 1 or higher NYS Teaching Assistant certification preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

***If interested please send your resume to Anna Jakimiuk-Chu, Pre-K Director at***


Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer