Preschool Teachers

Broadway Housing Communities is seeking Preschool Teachers for the Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool. Both sites deliver a full-day preschool program committed to providing individualized, comprehensive educational services for 3-5 year old children and their families in Harlem. Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool are part of a comprehensive Education Services Department that includes youth mentoring, education advocacy, adult education and cultural arts programs.

The Preschool Teacher manages a classroom in accordance with Program Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and supervising a warm, nurturing developmentally appropriate environment for the development of the whole child while implementing the program's high level of care and educational standards.
  • Supporting program philosophy and school readiness goals; integrating health services, nutrition, social services and parent involvement components into daily program plans.
  • Designing and maintaining a classroom environment that facilitates active, hands-on learning, group management, self-expression and choice, cultural diversity and inclusion of all children, parents, volunteers and staff.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or childhood education. Must have NYS teaching certificate or be in the process of obtaining certification. A minimum of two years early childhood experience necessary. Candidate should also possess a firm knowledge and understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, familiarity with Reggio principles, strong interest in art-based instruction, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with parents and professional peers, leadership skills, supervision skills, and the ability to work and communicate with multi- disciplinary team and with lay persons from a variety of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds

Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and DOH regulations, bilingual (Spanish), computer literacy, Master's degree a plus. Broadway Housing Communities, Inc (BHC) offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

Candidates meeting at least the minimum qualifications can send resumes and cover letters to ddeccinfo@broadwayhousing.org or fax to (212) 862-0769. NO PHONE CALLS.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



Education Resource Specialist

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children's museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Sugar Hill Apartments, this position will provide the full range of comprehensive family support services to all children and families living in Sugar Hill Apartments and to build and strengthen partnerships in the local community. He/she will help guide the overarching vision of community building, and Educational advocacy as a vital component of the Broadway Housing model. This includes guiding families towards achieving financial, educational and personal freedoms, bringing them out of poverty.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Education Resource Specialist will guide and provide comprehensive delivery of direct case management services including child developmental services, education services, and other entitlements.
  • Aid in determining needs assessment, advocate for child and family needs and act as a liaison between school and community resources and families
  • Help coordinate and develop linkages with community agencies to provide better service delivery to families
  • Conduct regular case reviews with all families and their children and conduct home visits as needed
  • Assist in providing guidance, crisis intervention and resource/referrals to outside agencies when needed
  • Support a formal system of follow up with families on referrals to community agencies, to assure satisfactory provision of services
  • Help develop, organize and conduct new and existing programs and workshops for families
  • Work with the public school system and attend parent/teacher conferences as necessary
  • Assist students and families in finding academic resources during their educational career
  • Help individual students and parents set goals and track them throughout the year
  • Assist the communication efforts to keep families informed of events and opportunities of interest
  • Maintain current and accurate records of all families and children
  • Tracking activities for Outreach efforts in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Preparation of required monthly reports, communications and administrative functions
  • Responsible for community building and outreach efforts with the goal of increasing awareness and participation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services, education or related field
  • 1-2 years' experience in social services, human services, family outreach or education field
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with parents and professional peers
  • Calming and patient demeanor with children
  • Strong history of community involvement
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a must

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jsanchez@bhc.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, 'Education Resource Specialist' in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary is $30,000 annually. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org
BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



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