Teacher Assistant (BLC659) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/9/2020

Job Snapshot

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


High School diploma and New York State Certification as a Teacher Assistant.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Work with individual children or groups of children on special instructional projects and activities as planned in conjunction with the teacher.

  2. Write individual anecdotal records and/or keep record of discrete trial instruction of students by providing the teacher with information about the children that will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning experiences.

  3. Meet with teacher to plan instructional activities and materials thereby utilizing their own special skills and abilities by assisting in instructional programs in such areas as: foreign languages, arts, crafts, music, and similar subjects.

  4. Escort students to and from the school buses at arrival and dismissal time. Escort students throughout the building outside of the classroom.

  5. Communicate with parents verbally and in writing under the direction of the teacher, or in absence of the teacher.

  6. Participate in staff development activities.

  7. Attend team meeting conferences as appropriate.

  8. Assume the position of teacher-in-charge of a classroom for up to 40 days during the school in the absence of a certified classroom teacher.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.