82nd Street Academics seeks instructors for our Pre-School Program in Queens, NY. The participants in the program are at maximum 15 students ranging in age from 2 to 3 years old. The goal of our program is to provide the academic and social support needed to help students develop the skills required to successfully lay a foundation for a college education. We achieve these goals by providing a holistic program that includes early approaches to academic material and social emotional growth.
The hours of this position are Monday- Friday 7:30AM-2:45PM for preschool. There are bi-weekly meetings and professional developments that may occur outside of these hours.
Rate of Pay: $15.25 an hour depending on previous experience and related education.
- Knowledge of best practices in working with children in an extracurricular setting
- Strong communication abilities in one-on-one meetings and in group settings,
- Takes personal accountability for the program outcomes, and takes initiative to implement positive change in the face of challenges
Responsibilities and Duties
Major Duties and Responsibilities include:
-Provide leadership on a day to day basis for a class of 15 preschool students.
-Support implementation of lesson plans in-person and/or virtually. Much of our planning is based on Common Core Learning Standards and takes place in exploration of learning centers!
-Following the schedule provided and working closely with the lead teacher.
-Ensure student safety and attendance to the program at all times. -Instructors are a role model for our students. Everyone on our team must be outstanding in adherence to policies on attendance and punctuality, dress code, and setting a tone of respect in interactions with students, colleagues, parents, and day school staff members.
-Communicate with parents when there is a concern that must be resolved. Provide excellent customer service and a professional, caring demeanor.
-Adhere to all protocols to deliver remote and/or in-person instruction effectively to maintain a safe environment for all.
-Instructors are a role model for our students. Everyone on our team must be outstanding in adhering to remote and in-person policies on attendance and punctuality, dress code, and setting a tone of respect in interactions with students, colleagues, parents, and 82nd Street academics staff.
-Communicate with parents when there is a concern that must be resolved and provide excellent customer service and a professional, caring demeanor in-person, by phone or email.
-Be flexible with last minute changes considering current day to day changes.
-COVID-19 screening required
Qualifications and Skills
*Education and Experience:*
- Study plan towards college graduation, HS diploma minimum. College credits required
- Prior experience working with the Early Childhood students
- Commitment to the program through the end of June 2021, a non-negotiable requirement
- Bilingual fluency in Mandarin.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
82nd Street Academics
Community Church started Pre-K classes in 1974. In 1985, a Summer School program started for Chinese students and quickly became known as a school that helped good students stay a step ahead during the summer.
And in 1997, Afterschool Achievement Club started to help parents and students complete homework successfully.
In 2002, Community Church decided to incorporate the school separately. The new agency still has the same desire – to get students in New York City prepared early for college.
To complement public education so that students in New York City, regardless of home language, have access to quality public higher education.
82nd Street Academics Values
- Empower Students
- Protect the Journey to College
- Mission Driven Staff
- Delighted Kids
Our Ends Policies
- Students build emotional health, confidence and personal responsibility.
- Students form cross cultural relationships, appreciate the benefits of diversity, and are empowered to define themselves in the face of injustice.
- Students in school age programs build skills so that autonomous academic development is possible in high school and university.
Company Website: 82ndst.com
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