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Teacher (BLC507)

Volunteers of America Greater New York
Bronx, New York, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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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.

'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.'

Position: Teacher (BLC507)


Implement instruction based on The Creative Curriculum and Prekindergarten Performance Standards, NYC aligned with children's Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives. Adhere to the professional standards recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to maintain accreditation.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. in Special Education. New York State teacher certification in Special Education K-12 (prior to February 2004) or an internship certificate, initial or professional certification in Students with Disabilities, Birth-Grade 2.

Supervisory Role:

This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:

The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.
  • Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards are reflected in every classroom.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum format.
  • Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher assistants with individual children or groups of children in the classroom.
  • Write Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and monitor children's progress in goal areas.
  • Write annual IEP goals for children and Quarterly reports to parents on children's progress.
  • Implement instructional (e.g., Applied Behavior Analysis, ESL) and behavioral (group and individual) strategies and methodology in the classroom.
  • Collect and monitor data related to individualized behavior plans, IEPs, children's attendance and other instructional and administrative areas as needed.
  • Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of students in all areas, at regularly planned intervals using The Creative Curriculum assessments, The Brigance Inventories, and other formal and informal assessment tools.
  • Attend team meetings and CPSE conferences as needed.
  • Make parent contacts, provide for transition of instruction to home, and invite parents for school visits.
  • Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early Learning Center manuals.

  • Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
  • Learning and growth are promoted.
  • Activities are scheduled regularly and meet children's needs.
  • Appropriately supervise staff and activities.
  • Student progress is monitored.
  • Compliance with New York City, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Individualize instruction and behavioral strategies for children to master IEP goals.
  • Report outcomes for children using data.
  • Monitor children's development and learning.
  • Promote interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Ensure that a partnership between the school and parents is established and continued.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, health, and administrative issues relevant to children and staff.

  • Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in the classroom and school environment performing teaching responsibilities.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to have visual acuity, and talking & hear while communicating with peers, supervisor and students. This position is active and requires movement in the classroom and in the school environment. The employee must occasionally lift or move student weighing over 30 pounds.

    Position Type:

    This is a full time position.

    Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

    Other details
    • Job Family : Teacher
    • Pay Type : Salary
    • Required Education : Master's Degree
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