Teacher Aide

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787296
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • 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, Teacher’s Aide work to support unaccompanied children with progressive academic services, including Social Emotional Learning, acculturation, recreation, and the development of independent living skills. Teacher’s Aide guide children in our program to become global citizens and agents of positive change in their communities.


  • 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
  • Collaborate with Skills Trainers, Teachers, Clinicians, Case Managers, and other staff in order to ensure quality care that is tailored to each child’s individual needs
  • Provide support to Teachers and Skill Trainers to create and conduct lesson plans when needed
  • Provide support needed to other departments in Cayuga Centers
  • Responsible for uploading educational progress reports for each child in care, along with other documentation
  • Facilitate daily morning arrivals and provide any needed support for dismissal
  • Contribute to curriculum development, special support services, field trip planning, community outreach, and other Learning Center team projects.
  • Actively participate and/or complete all professional development requirements, including trainings, readings, and pertinent certifications

Experience and Skills:

  • High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s degree 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 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 assist classroom lessons
  • Assist in engaging in physically energetic activities
  • Complete required deskwork
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit and ride in vehicles and public transportation for lengthy periods of time
  • Walk up/down stairs as needed
  • Walk to enter/exit the subway station and other public transportation


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.