Teacher (BLC521) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.


VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 


VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 


Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.



Minimum Qualifications:


M.S. in Special Education. New York State teacher certification in Special Education K-12 (prior to February 2004) or an internship certificate, initial or professional certification in Students with Disabilities, Birth-Grade 2.

Principal Responsibilities:

The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

  1. Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards are reflected in every classroom.
  2. Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum format.
  3. Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher assistants with individual children or groups of children in the classroom.
  4. Write Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and monitor children’s progress in goal areas.
  5. Write annual IEP goals for children and Quarterly reports to parents on children’s progress.
  6. Implement instructional (e.g., Applied Behavior Analysis, ESL) and behavioral (group and individual) strategies and methodology in the classroom.
  7. Collect and monitor data related to individualized behavior plans, IEPs, children’s attendance and other instructional and administrative areas as needed.
  8. Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of students in all areas, at regularly planned intervals using The Creative Curriculum assessments, The Brigance Inventories, and other formal and informal assessment tools.
  9. Attend team meetings and CPSE conferences as needed.
  10. Make parent contacts, provide for transition of instruction to home, and invite parents for school visits.
  11. Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early Learning Center manuals.
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Other details

  • Job Family Teacher
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree