HFH is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and creative Lead Teacherfor our afterschool program in Soundview, Bronx. This is an excellent position for a college student or professional interested in working with K-12 aged students outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our program classrooms are part of a new facility for families and children experiencing homelessness. The Lead Teacher assists with the planning, development, and delivery of the afterschool program.
ABOUT HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.
Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families both residing in shelter as well as those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, afterschool clubs and programs, and youth recreation activities, such as sports teams, to housing assistance, case management, parenting workshops, career and job vocational training, support groups and substance abuse assistance, and family engagement and recreation events for the whole family. We invite you to visit our website, www.hfhnyc.org, to learn more about our facilities and programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop lesson plans and lead virtual and in-person educational and recreational activities that engage a range of ages and support social-emotional learning.
- Assist students with homework and school projects.
- Collaborate with program staff in the planning of enrichment activities and trips.
- Work with program staff to update bulletin boards in the classroom and main hallway.
- Support recruitment and enrollment activities, including outreach to the surrounding community.
- Maintain flexibility and openness to classroom scheduling adjustments.
- Maintain a safe, clean, bright, and active classroom environment.
- Assist with daily health screenings and ensure all COVID-19 policies and procedures are followed.
- Participate in staff meetings, conferences, and trainings.
- Assist in book fairs, holiday parties and activities, plays, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent, Associate/Bachelors Degree in Education or related field preferred
- At least two years of experience working in an afterschool program for children ages 5-16.
- Kind, creative, flexible, and caring personality that works well with children and as part of the afterschool program team.
- Must be willing to consent to a multi-stage background investigation.
- Sensitivity and awareness while working with families experiencing homelessness.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
In order to attract and retain a high-performance workforce, Homes for the Homeless offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment, with a focus on ensuring an appropriate work-life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide excellent benefits including comprehensive health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision), an employer-funded 403(b) retirement plan, commuter benefits, life insurance, Work/Life Assistance Program, 3 weeks paid vacation, and ample personal and sick leave.
Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.