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21 Aug 2019

Teacher Group Teacher

Grand Street Settlement

Job Description


Early Childhood



Brooklyn, NY


REPORTS TO:             

Head Start and EHS Director



$36-55K Annually



Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm;9am-5pm;10am-6pm



August 2019


JOB SUMMARY:         

This position serves as a teacher for a preschool classroom with a direct focus on children 3 to 5 years of age. The teacher will work collaboratively with one other teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with a total of 20 children maximum. The teacher also works with a team of other teachers and family members to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children of all abilities.



  • New York State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education – MA/MS in Early Childhood Education preferred –OR- BA/BS in related field with at least eighteen (18) credits in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching preschool aged children
  • Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation
  • DOI finger prints, SCR clearance, Medical which includes TB test, Tdap, MMR, varicella (fees may apply). Mandated Reporter certificate (every 2 years) 3 reference checks
  • Obtain First Aid/CPR and Preventive Infectious Diseases certificate within the first year of employment
  • Meets all employee health requirements in Article 47 (DOHMH) and Head Start Performance Standards



The teacher will ultimately be evaluated on a combination of skills, dispositions and behaviors, some of which are related to the specific service area of this position and others that represent general expectations of all our program employees.  The teacher will demonstrate competency to perform functions that include:

  • Child Growth & Development: Uses knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children, collaborate with related service areas, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning: Develop an individual plan for each child including goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established child outcomes by utilizing Creative Curriculum and TSG assessments
  • Program Implementation: Implement daily lesson plans in response to children’s needs and interests incorporating observations, anecdotal record keeping, knowledge of early childhood development and the key experiences
  • Family Partnerships: Establish positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport
  • Communication and Service Coordination: Share pertinent information with Family Advocate ensuring coordinated services to meet the needs of individual children and families. Participate in case conferences as appropriate
  • Record Keeping and Reporting: Gather and maintain individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning, which includes observations, anecdotes
  • On-going Monitoring and Self-assessment: Analyze child outcomes on classroom basis three times a year, consult with education coordinator and make adjustments to curriculum planning and implementation as needed. Conduct parent teacher conferences 2 times a year. Complete developmental and behavioral screenings within 45 calendar days of the child entry and do and referral as needed for disabilities and mental health

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Please read the specialty opportunities listed below and submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for.  Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click or use the link below in a search car and apply online through our career center.   No phone calls, please. EOE   If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.