Teacher's Aide

  • 25 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) has dedicated itself to providing high quality early childhood education to children from low-income families for the last 125 years. We serve nearly 450 children in full-day educational classes, each enriched with pre-literacy and language programs as well as arts and music instruction. BKS recognizes that families – the key to children’s success – often benefit from resources and support beyond the classroom. To that end, our social services staff provides counseling, referral services, and workshops for children and their families. We were rated one of the top seven school readiness programs in Greater New York (out of 1,700 organizations reviewed) by Root Cause Foundation. We provide full day, year round care for children who are stimulated by the various curriculum studies initiated by them and guided by the principles of the Creative Curriculum.

Job Description

·         Planning- to engage in the lesson plans reflect unit of study, identify goals for children, identify what staff and parents can do to help children achieve these goals, and identify classroom materials needed to support the implementation of the curriculum towards achieving goals.

·         Program Implementation- provide print rich environment, engage in children in conversation, provide positive guidance for children, and implement daily lesson plans.

·         Relationship Building- foster relationships with key stakeholders e.g., teachers, family workers/social workers, parents and guardians for the purposes of school readiness.

·         Assessment system- complete and maintain observations and other running records, able to navigate Teaching Strategies GOLD online (assessment system).

·         Supervision- assist to provide consistent supervision that takes into account developmentally appropriate activities and health needs of the group and individual child.

·         Promoting professional growth- assume responsibility for professional performance and self-reflection, participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned.

·         Confidentiality- maintain all staff and family information confidentiality.

·         Fulfill roles as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Polices.

·         Perform any other work-related duties as requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications

·         Minimum of 6 months experience working with children ages 2-4 years old

·         A 2.5 minimum culminate high school GPA

·         CDA in early childhood education preferred

·         Experience working with low income populations and diverse cultures.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.