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Win (Women In Need) Head Teacher in New York, New York

Head Teacher

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PostedAugust 22, 2019

Employment TypeFull-time, Exempt



Location115 West 31st Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001




Since 1983, Win has been helping homeless New York City women and their children transform their lives through a progressive and holistic approach that doesn’t simply provide a hand out, but a way out. Win’s life-changing process starts with safe, clean housing and includes vital programs and services developed to break the cycle of homelessness, so the women and children caught in the cycle can look forward to a brighter future!

As a growing and dynamic non-profit, Win is always interested in hiring qualified and professional individuals who will be committed to transforming the lives of homeless women and children in our New York community. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

Win, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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The Hiring Manager

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Under the direction of WIN’s Director of Children’s Services, the Head Teacher will work with Assistant Teachers to develop an age-appropriate child care program for pre-school infant/toddler children and after-school program. The Head Teacher will be responsible for complete operation of the classroom. Will implement as well as conduct all educational activities. Will supervise and support the Assistant Teacher in all daily activities.


  • Participate in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum which will encompass the social/emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the children and which reflects philosophy/goals of the program

  • Create an environment in which school age children will receive daily assistance (tutoring and coaching) in completing homework assignments

  • Supervise and work closely with Assistant Teachers; providing coaching, training and development, as needed.

  • Attend program and agency staff meetings, child treatment reviews, case conferences and supervisory sessions

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the summer program reflecting the needs of all age groups

  • Conduct an age-appropriate developmental assessment as soon as each child settles in the shelter

  • Develop knowledge of and monitor each child’s needs and abilities in order to identify any early childhood impairments, developmental delays and other needs and make referrals to ensure that each child is receiving the appropriate therapeutic early intervention services

  • Ensure a safe, healthy, culturally diverse and attractive classroom environment

  • Communicate regularly with parents about the needs of their children and parental concerns and engage them in classroom activities

  • Conduct parenting workings for the heads of household residing at the shelter to cover such topics as child development; positive reinforcement of behaviors; setting limits; reflective listening; and problem solving

  • Provide continuous feedback to the AVP of Transitional Housing, Director of Children’s Services, Program Director, and Counselors/Job Preparation Specialists to ensure that the program meets children’s needs

  • Actively participate as a member of the shelter’s multi-disciplinary team to ensure that all child care programs and child development plans are effectively coordinated

  • Prepare and maintain current attendance and individual health records on children’s progress, personnel records, and other record keeping, as required

  • Establish advocacy network with community resources

  • Prepare all reports as required by the program, agency or funding agency, as needed, in an accurate timely manner

  • Other special projects and responsibilities, as needed


  • BA or equivalent in Early Childhood Education or related field

  • Classroom and supervisory experience required

  • Sound understanding of developmental theory and practice

  • Knowledge and skill relating to and planning for school-aged children

  • Ability to interact in a supportive and nurturing manner with children and parents

  • Must have knowledge of and sensitivity to needs of homeless families

  • Ability to organize and plan, both independently and cooperatively with others

  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Bilingual – English/Spanish helpful


  • Life Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Sick Time

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • 403B Retirement