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Assistant Teacher- East New York

Supervisor: Education Director

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Head Start offers comprehensive child development services, family support services, and advocacy to low-income families with children ages birth to three and pregnant mothers. Following Head Start Performance Standards, the program will provide comprehensive early childhood care and education, including health, nutrition, and mental health services. This program is funded through Head Start federal grant and will operate in East New York, Brooklyn. The program aims at providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that will prepare children to enter school with the fundamental skills to succeed.


  • Under the guidance of the Teacher, plan and complete assignments in support of daily classroom program and activities
  • Assist Lead Teacher in writing the daily and weekly lesson plans
  • Ensure a proper level of availability and maintain classroom equipment and supplies
  • Participate in recruiting parent volunteers and provide support to volunteers working in the classroom
  • Provide assistance in writing required reports and completing various forms
  • Attend home visits at least twice per year for each family
  • Assist with ordering supplies and materials
  • Attend and participate in staff and parent meetings and in training and development sessions.
  • Perform other related duties as required by supervisor


  • High School Diploma or HSE required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Certified Teacher Assistant or CDA
  • Experience working with children
  • Bilingual English / Spanish

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary: low 30s


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