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Certified Teacher Assistant

Job Details

Russo First Step EC Center 82-12 151st Avenue Howard Beach - Howard Beach, NY
High School Diploma or Equivalent
$30,000.00 - $40,000.00 Salary/year


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 located in Brooklyn and Queens focused on maximizing the potential of every student no matter the learning disability. Through the use of the creative curriculum and symbolic play each student is provided with an education experience geared towards their individual needs. The Heart Share First Step Early Childhood Centers also provide speech, occupational and physical therapies. The school also includes the family, the most important component of a child’s life, in the educational and therapeutic planning for each student enrolled. Our goal is to work with each child to make them as independent as possible and succeed on their own in their futures. The school operates as a 12-month program including a 6-week summer program. 


A Certified Teacher’s Assistant is the backbone to any classroom within the preschools. 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 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



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