Youth Services (Daycare)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Henry Street's two Early Childhood Centers provide a warm and safe environment that supports and enhances the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of young children. Teachers implement the Creative Curriculum, which fosters the development of a positive self-concept and cognitive skills, with a focus on the creative process, integrating music, movement, drama, and arts and crafts. Both centers are licensed by the New York City Department of Health and meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education required; Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or active plan to obtain Master’s Degree preferred
- New York State Certification required (B-2 or N-6)
- At minimum three (3) years experience working with Toddler-aged children (1.5-2.9 years of age), applying best practices for infant/toddler care
- Current CPR/First Aid Certification
- Evidence of physical exam (dated within one year), negative Tuberculosis (TB) and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization verification
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish or English/Chinese) a plus
- Provide toddler students with age-appropriate nurturing, safe, and healthy environment to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally
- Exercise elaborate knowledge of Early Childhood curricula and capacity to develop engaging activities and lesson plans in accordance with the Creative Curriculum, Early Learn, Head Start, etc.
- Mastery of child development including typical and atypical language, cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills development
- Facilitate and nurture the development of each child’s self-esteem, trust, and growing autonomy and prepare the infant/toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers
- Provide services to all children and families with respect, confidentiality and dignity while exhibiting knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socio-economic needs of the children and families served in the program (including, but not limited to shelter-based and/or high needs children and families)
- Ensure parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular, open communication (i.e. parent meetings and events, parent newsletters, and parent conferences, etc.)
- Supervise and collaborate with Assistant Teacher and Teacher Aide regarding program development, planning, implementation, etc. and delegate their responsibilities professionally and accordingly
- Consistently update and maintain children’s progress reports, daily health logs, incident logs, accident reports, lesson plans, and bi-weekly child observation notes, etc.; comply with other required documentation and record keeping responsibilities as necessary
- Maintain an open, frequent dialog with the Early Childhood Administrators regarding all things pertaining to the Early Childhood classroom, students, parents, etc.
- Display ethical and professional conduct that enables the building of a respectful, trusting and collaborative relationship with the center staff
- Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards (including, but not limited to productivity/personal responsibility, embracing a team player orientation, and maintaining a professional demeanor, etc.)
- Participate in related training opportunities as they become available
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Additional duties as required or assigned
Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate "Group Teacher – Toddler Class" in subject of e-mail AND the website the position was found.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.