Teacher (BLC523) 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.






Sign-On Bonus for Certified Teachers


Minimum Qualifications

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


Principal Responsibilities

  1. Substitute for classroom teacher as assigned by education director or designee.

  2. Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards are reflected in classroom instruction.

  3. Follow and implement existing lesson plans prepared by the permanent classroom teacher.

  4. Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum format if placed in the same classroom for more than a week.

  5. Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher assistants with individual children or groups of children in the classroom.

  6. Follow teacher job description if assigned to the same classroom for more than one week.

  7. Assess individual students using assessment tools used by program

  8. Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early Learning Center manuals.

  9. Perform other related duties as required

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