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Careers at HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Assistant Teacher

Site/Program: Morris
Location: Bronx, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  Weíre one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

An important program at many of our Family Shelters is the Day Care/Early Learn program to help children who are impacted by homelessness.  As Assistant Teacher, youíll play an important role in helping the children at one of our sites continue to learn and develop despite the hardships encountered by their families. 

Your responsibilities will include assisting in:

  • Preparation and facilitation of appropriate and approved educational curriculum to foster the development and growth of all children under your care.

  • Development and implementation of lesson plans and appropriate daily program activity schedules.

  • Keeping equipment accessible and in good, clean, sanitized condition and removing and reporting damaged or unsafe equipment.

  • Meeting and greeting the children and their families daily and encouraging families to volunteer and participate in their childrenís program.

  • Ensuring that the classroom learning centers are in accordance with ECERS, DOH Article 47, and Head Start Performance Regulations and that appropriate limits are developed for the children in accordance with the Discipline Policy and Procedures.

Requirements

  • Minimum education requirement is a High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 12 college credits in Early Childhood Development, with a strong preference for an Associateís Degree of Bachelorís Degree in Early Childhood Development and/or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft applications, required

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