• Job Tracking ID: 512690-787295
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 26, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Learning Center, Teachers work to support unaccompanied children with progressive academic services, including Social Emotional Learning, acculturation, recreation, and the development of independent living skills.  Teachers guide children in our program to become global citizens and agents of positive change in their communities.

HOURS PER WEEK:  Non-Exempt.

  • Regular work hours can fall between 7:00am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday; all full-time employees must complete 40 hours per week on a consistent schedule
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs


  • Maintain a safe, positive classroom environment consistent with Cayuga Centers internal policy and protocol.
  • Provide trauma-informed, culturally responsive care, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and individualized support services
  • Create differentiated lesson plans that are joyful, creative, and engaging
  • Provide individualized academic instruction to assigned class based on age group, developmental level, and observed needs
  • Complete weekly educational progress reports for each child in care
  • Contribute to curriculum development, special support services, field trip planning, community outreach, and other Learning Center team projects.
  • Collaborate with Skills Trainers, Teacher Aide, Clinicians, Case Managers, and other staff in order to ensure quality care that is tailored to each child’s individual needs
  • Provide any needed support for daily morning arrivals and afternoon dismissals
  • Actively participate and/or complete all professional development requirements, including trainings, readings, and pertinent certifications


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Teaching Certificate preferred
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish required; All agency documentation is required in English, while most classroom instruction is in Spanish
  • Classroom experience required, background in Special Education or ENL strongly preferred
  • Portrays cultural competence and appreciates diversity; experience working with immigrant, LGBTQIA, and non-English speaking populations
  • Knowledge in modern classroom technologies, including computers, tablets, and smartboards
  • Experience in classroom management, student engagement strategies, and classroom intervention strategies for students who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team context
  • Demonstrates empathy and high moral character; strong alignment to Cayuga Centers mission, values, and competencies
  • Passion and commitment to teaching, working with children, and serving immigrant and refugee children


  • Stand for several hours to conduct daily educational lessons
  • Complete required deskwork
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit/ride in vehicles and public transportation for lengthy periods of time
  • Walk up/down stairs as needed
  • Walk to enter/exit by the subway and other public transportation as needed
  • Walk several blocks to get to required location


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

In accordance with Federal, state & local laws, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.