Summary of Responsibilities:
To provide short-term academic support and education for all Unaccompanied Children (UC) elementary through high school age. Teachers will work in an on-site room with a mixed-age group of youth to provide year-round instruction by utilizing computer-aided instruction with an emphasizing on reading, math and history.
This is a full-time 40 hours per week, exempt, salary position. Regular hours will be scheduled between 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Flexibility to meet program needs is required.
- Train and supervise Teachers Assistants in each office location throughout New York City.
- Ensure compliance with all New York State Education requirements - such as child abuse, DASA, and school violence prevention.
- Create curricula for Cayuga Centers operated educational learning program for students infant- 17.5.
- Conduct educational assessments for each UC.
- Create lesson plans.
- Administer educational assessment for appropriate grade level.
- Differentiate instruction.
- Use common core state standards to deliver instruction.
- Utilize technology to individualize educational needs and approaches.
- Prepare staff to meet the needs of non-English speaking students, incorporating ESL as a main component of curricula.
- Ensure physical exercise requirements are met on a daily basis.
- Research and plan culturally enriching field trips for students.
- Provide support to the program directors as needed.
- Conduct tutoring management for UC.
- Provide individualized attention to UC in the educational setting when needed.
- Attend required training; Read required books.
- Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
- Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience working in a school setting with a special education or ESL background - strongly preferred.
- Ability to remain calm and composed under stress.
- Ability to take direction and respond appropriately in a crisis situation. Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers; and LGBTQ children, sponsors and foster parents.
- Knowledge in modern classroom technologies and classroom management techniques.
- Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to handle numerous tasks - required.
- Bilingual - English-Spanish required. All agency documents and records are in English, so English writing proficiency required. Position itself requires Spanish speaking, writing, and reading proficiency.
- Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner.
- Ability to work effectively in a team context.
- Demonstrated ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and to exercise greater judgment.
Cayuga Centers is committed to providing innovative services in partnership with our clients so they can reclaim their lives and experience success. Our staff members play a key role in forming these partnerships. We actively seek a culturally diverse staff who will partner with us and our clients in our programs and operations. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Whenever possible we promote from within, so apply for a position and begin your career in Human Services.
- Time off - Including 2 week’s annual vacation to start; 8 hours sick time per month; 10 Holidays; 24 hours of Personal Time and opportunity to earn time off
- Affordable Medical, Dental, Life & Retirement benefits also offered.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.