Teaching Assistant (10Mo 26PP) (BLC623)

About Us:
Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone.
Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


High School diploma and New York State Certification as a Teacher Assistant.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with individual children or groups of children on special instructional projects and activities as planned in conjunction with the teacher.
  • Write individual anecdotal records and/or keep record of discrete trial instruction of students by providing the teacher with information about the children that will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning experiences.
  • Meet with teacher to plan instructional activities and materials thereby utilizing their own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as: foreign languages, arts, crafts, music, and similar subjects.
  • Escort students to and from the school buses at arrival and dismissal time. Escort students throughout the building outside of the classroom.
  • Communicate with parents verbally and in writing under the direction of the teacher, or in absence of the teacher.
  • Participate in staff development activities.
  • Attend team meeting conferences as appropriate.
  • Assume the position of teacher-in-charge of a classroom for up to 40 days during the school in the absence of a certified classroom teacher.
  • Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

    Posted
    09/15/2021
    Type
    Full time
    Location
    Bronx, NY 10400, US