Assistant Teacher
Job Details
Day Care Center at W. 91st Street - New York, NY
Full Time

Intro/Organization Overview: Goddard Riverside Community Center operates two DOE/ HS affiliated early childhood centers for working families and their children aged 2 ½ to 5. Each center facilitates classroom activities that promote intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth through the hands-on exploration of science, nature and art.


Schedule: Monday through Friday - Hours: 7:30am to 6:00pm


Salary: $31,601-$35,494


Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.


Role, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

  • Will manage the classroom and safety & well-being of the children.
  • Will work with team to ensure the light cleaning of the classroom (i.e. wiping down the tables, sweeping after meals/ sensory play, etc.)
  • Will be responsible for leading the class
  • Will be responsible for doing observations/assessments of a group of students
  • Will be responsible for Parent/Teacher Conferences 3 times a year with the help of team
  • Will be responsible for lesson plans (submitted weekly) and preparing for activities (with assistance from team)
  • May be asked occasionally to work extra hours (especially during Parent/Teacher Conferences or Special Events and Field Trips)
  • Must maintain appearance of the classroom environment.
  • Must follow the Health and Safety guidance


Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Must have either Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 1/ working toward one OR CDA Certificate as per DOE mandate
  • Must have 2+ years of experience in Early Childhood;
  • Must have significant experience working as an Assistant Teacher in Early Childhood
  • Must have 1+ years of experience working with children ages 3-4 years old
  • Must be DOI Fingerprinted/ PETS
  • Must be able to pass the state background check
  • Current CPR/First Aid Training a plus
  • Current DOE & DOH mandated trainings a plus


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to take initiative in work assignments
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be flexible with the children
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work load
  • Must be Creative
  • Must be Patient
  • Must have a good sense of humor and enjoy working with children
  • Additional skills in music, dance, sports, etc. a plus
  • Must be able to work collaboratively
  • Must be able to use tablet and online applications
  • Knowledge of Google Classroom a plus
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with parents and teaching team
  • Must have basic technology skills
  • Ability to use a tablet & Apps
  • Work experience providing services to children and families.
  • Writing sample required


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and bend up to 50lbs
  • Ability to get down on the floor and play outside with the children


Work Environment

  • Classroom