: $44,310.00 - $87,160.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Rising Ground is a leading social service agency dedicated to supporting children, adults and families. Working together, we create strong foundations for success. Our agency currently serves more than 11,000 individuals and their family members through 43 programs at 27 locations throughout the New York City area. In our Head Start, Early Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Child Care programs, teachers and staff provide the guidance, stability and assistance that young children need to thrive, striving to inspire a love of learning. From play to structured lessons, our work with young children encourages them to actively question, explore and experiment while gaining a solid foundation for future success in and out of the classroom.

The Teaching Assistant will assist the classroom teacher in providing instruction within a therapeutic classroom at our Williamsbridge campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting and/or supporting teacher with instructional program.
  • Assisting with maintaining instructional materials.
  • Assisting with monitoring and/or assessing student s progress and behavior to help maintain a positive classroom.
  • Assisting with maintaining a classroom environment that is conductive for instruction to take place.
  • Assisting with maintaining student grades and attendance.
  • Carrying out other tasks the teacher deems necessary.
  • Escorting students to various areas, (i.e., Gym, Pool, Art, etc.)
  • Using Therapeutic Intervention techniques to de-escalate problematic situations.
  • Performing other related duties as needed by supervisor.

  • Bachelor s Degree
  • Experience working with children or adolescents in a school setting
  • Certificate in New York State Restraint Procedures
  • Valid tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) driver s license for school van
  • Sensitive to cultural diversity of our population
  • Teacher Assistant Certification in New York State

Associated topics: associate kindergarten teacher, daycare, daycare teachers, early childhood, early education, kindergarten, nursery education, pre kindergarten, preschool assistant teacher, preschool teacher * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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