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Certified Teacher Assistant

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HeartShare First Step, 1825 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 - Brooklyn, NY
High School Diploma or Equivalent
$18.00 - $21.00 Hourly


About HeartShare 

For over 100 years, HeartShare has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people needing special services and support. The HeartShare team, now 2,100 employees and growing, helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives. 

Heart Share Human Services of New York has four preschools and a school located in Brooklyn and Queens focused on maximizing the potential of every student no matter the learning disability. Through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis and TEACH along with the New York State Common Core curriculum each student is provided with an education experience geared towards their needs. The Heart Share School also provides different therapies and physical education courses geared to what the students want and need. The Heart Share School is also a family and community that strive to help each other out with a common goal of helping the children succeed. These are necessary steps to create the impact we are looking for which is provided them the keys to succeed on their own in the future. The HeartShare School operates as a 12-month program. 

A Certified Teacher’s Assistant is the backbone to any classroom within The HeartShare School. Certified Teacher Assistants report to the Educational Director and works with the Special Education Teacher to ensure that every classroom is stable and that every child is provided with the instructional service needed to advance their academic career. Some of the duties the Certified Teacher Assistant has includes: 

  • Meet with the Special Education teacher to discuss lesson plans, classroom management 
  • (rounds), and student progress. 
  • Assist the classroom teacher and other staff with all aspects of classroom functioning, including 
  • instruction and care of the children, under the general supervision of the Classroom Teacher. 
  • Participate in all school-wide meeting & Staff Development. 
  • Be aware of when children are out of the classroom and in therapy. 


At HeartShare we offer a comprehensive benefit package based on full-time/part-time status. You can expect: 

  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation in accordance with school calendar, sick and personal) 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Team environment 
  • Medical and dental benefits 
  • Employer-paid life insurance 
  • Optional insurance (life, disability, etc.) 
  • 403(B) retirement plans 
  • Flexible spending account (dependent care, medical, parking, and transit) 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • HeartShare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need to request accommodation during the 
  • recruiting process, please reach out to #INDHP 


  • High School Degree or Equivalent 
  • NYS Teacher Assistant Certification (Level I, Level II, or Level III)