Assistant Teacher - Brooklyn

NYU Langone
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Job Details

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, 11220
  • Date Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Education
  • Req Number: 1097853_RR00064033
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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes eight primary care sites, 40 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about Family Health Centers at NYU Langoneand interact with us on LinkedInGlassdoorIndeedFacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Assistant Teacher - Brooklyn.

In this role, the successful candidate Assistant Teacher Position : Assist Head Teacher in Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons; work with a team to provide stimulating environment and activities; encourage parent involvement; set individual goals and record anecdotal observations for each child; keep room clean; help with toileting; other various classroom duties.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Readily accepts and responds to supervisory inputs accordingly
    • Inspects children for signs of illness or injury upon arrival
    • Inspects outdoor and indoor play areas prior to play
    • Follows the hand washing procedures accordingly
    • Follows the When to Wash Hand policies as posted in the classroom
    • Follows the diaper changing / potty procedures for children accordingly and as needed
    • Uses the Germ Box effectively
    • Uses bleach solutions to clean toys and surfaces as required
    • Notifies parents and director when children are sick or get hurt
    • Files incident or accident reports accordingly and as needed
    • Inspects fire exits and extinguishers regularly
    • Feeds children according to their individual needs, family input, and CACFP guidelines
    • Puts infants to sleep according to their individual schedules and takes care of infants upon awakening; every effort to prevent SIDS is made
    • Arrives on time
    • Reliable in attendance
    • Responsible in job duties
    • Good grooming and appropriate attire
    • Alert in health and safety matter
    • Follows center's philosophy and policies
    • Opens to new ideas
    • Flexible with assignments and schedule
    • Comes to work with a positive attitude
    • Looks for ways to improve the program
    • Gives ample notice for absences
    • Remains calm in a tense situation
    • Quickly and effectively deals with unexpected situations and problems. 
    • Ensures all required paper work are done and / or due on time
    • Careful to keep information about children and families confidential
    • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings.
    • Always attends to children's needs before everything else
    • Supervises children closely and effectively throughout the day
    • Uses a modulated, appropriate voice
    • Knows and shows respect for individuals
    • Is aware of developmental levels / changes
    • Encourages independence/self help
    • Promotes self esteem in communications
    • Ability to work with children who are acting out
    • Avoids stereotyping and labeling
    • Reinforces positive behavior
    • Has a clear and fair discipline procedure
    • Ability to set appropriate limits
    • Helps develop language by responding to sounds infants make or words children say sings talks throughout the day and interacts verbally during routines such as diaper changing, hand washing, etc.
    • Ability to make appropriate written documentation and referrals when needed
    • Does not speak about the child in front of him/ her
    • Greets parents and children in a positive manner as they enter the classroom
    • Available and approachable with parents3. Listens and responds well to parents2. Available and approachable with parents3. Listens and responds well to parents Available and approachable with parents
    • Listens and responds well to parents
    • Is tactful with negative information
    • Maintains confidentiality 6. Makes every effort toward positive parent relationships Maintains confidentiality
    • Makes every effort toward positive parent relationships
    • Takes an active role in encouraging parent participation
    • Holds parents conferences on schedule
    • Creates an inviting learning environment.
    • Turns in lesson plans and children's observations in a timely fashion
    • Lessons plans support all areas of development and reflect children's interests
    • Plans are carried out in the classroom
    • Provides developmentally appropriate activities
    • Develops plans based on goals from observations/curriculum
    • Provides suitable materials for all activities
    • Provides plenty of child-directed activities throughout the day
    • Provides an appropriate role model
    • Anticipates problems and redirects
    • Is flexible responsive to child interests
    • Is prepared for day's activities
    • Follows the daily schedule and provides outdoor playtime for children twice a day when weather permitting
    • Handles transitions well
    • Is friendly and respectful with others
    • Strives to assume a fair share of work
    • Offers shares ideas and materials
    • Communicates directly, avoids gossip
    • Approaches criticism with learning attitude
    • Is willing to help others and steps outside normal job perimeters when necessary
    • Seeks and asks for help if needed
    • Communicates directly with supervisor
    • Stays open to constructive criticism and suggestions
    • Ability to implement suggestions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year relevant experience
  • Warm, caring and outgoing personality
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Able to create and maintain positive relationships with children, parents and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CDA Certificate
  • Previous work experience in childcare
  • 2+ years experience in childcare
  • Health and Safety Trainings
  • Bilingual

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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