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Rising Ground Early Childhood (Preschool) Teacher in New York, New York


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.

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.


• Prepare and implement lesson plans.

• Supervise the teacher aid/ assistant.

• Provide an atmosphere conductive to learning.

• Conduct on- going classroom based functional assessments.

• Prepare written educational progress reports, as required.

• Participate in development of individual education plans.

• Maintain classroom records and equipment.

• Participate in staff meetings and trainings.

• Confer with other staff, as required.

• Plan/work collaboratively with staff and parents.


  • Full-time, school calendar + summer programming

  • NYS certified special education teacher - Students with Disabilities (Birth Grade 2)

  • Masters Degree in special education

  • T wo years early childhood special education teaching experience preferred

  • Spanish Speaking Preferred

    Benefits: medical, dental, vision, PTO, matching 401k

    Salary $60,000 - $65,000

Job LocationsUS-NY-New York

Posted Date2 days ago(5/15/2024 3:29 PM)

Job ID 2024-2798

of Openings 1

Category Teacher