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Police Athletic League Assistant Teacher in Queens, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for an Assistant Teacher who will be responsible to assist in the creation and provision of appropriate environments and experiences to foster the physical, social-emotional and intellectual growth of preschool children. Assist with lesson planning and completing observations and assessments for children.

This position is available in Far Rockaway, Woodside, and Long Island City Locations - Queens

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Helps to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and protects each from physical or emotional harm. This includes performing all tasks with an appropriate level of confidentiality.

  • Provides an environment where everyone can have a positive experience throughout the day.

  • Treats all children, families, and staff members with dignity and respect, and allow for individual differences.

  • Prepares and follows a curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices that helps each child reach his/her fullest potential in all areas of development.

  • Supervises and interacts with children at all times; mealtimes, rest periods, diapering/restroom times, playtimes, and activity times.

  • Provides care for young children and infants, including changing diapers, feeding, and comforting.

  • Maintains observation records and other required classroom logs correctly.

  • Knows all health and emergency policies of the program and is ready to implement them if necessary.

  • Helps with general housekeeping tasks.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Minimum 2 years college - 64 credits (at least 30 credits in early childhood)

  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum

  • Knowledge of NYC Dept. Health and Mental Hygiene daycare regulations

  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standard

  • Working knowledge of CLASS

  • Bilingual Preferred.

The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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