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Teacher Bilingual English/Spanish

Company: Rising Ground
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in a Basic Shelter program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long Term Foster Care Program located in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Educational Coordinator will oversee educational services provided to youth supported by the UC program.

  • Will develop all lesson plans and curriculum for all children in the program. Will ensure that the lesson plans meet the developmental needs of the youth in the program, are in their native language and provide opportunities for the youth to learn English and Acculturation.
  • Will work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement and other governing bodies to ensure that the program is meeting standards as they relate to the educational needs of the youth supported by the program
  • Will work with the Teacher's Assistant and the Youth Care Workers to ensure that they are able to facilitate with the curriculum in each of the classrooms.
  • Will ensure that youth are provided any and all specialized tutorial services. The Educational Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and organizing tutoring hours on the different subjects.
  • Will create and facilitate educational activities in the community as well as hands-on projects that will enhance the lesson plans provided to the UAC youth.
  • Will maintain inventory of all education supplies and ensure that education program is fully equipped to meet the needs of the youth supported by the program.
  • Will facilitate assessments for minors within 72 hours of arrival and every 90 days thereafter.
  • Will coordinate activities such as fund raisers
  • Qualifications
    • One year of teaching experience providing ENL services to youth who present behavioral, educational, and emotional challenges
    • Bachelor's degree in Education or related field with progression towards ENL extension
    • Pathway to a master's degree in education or related field is preferred
    • Bilingual teaching extension or in progress of receiving certification
    • NYS Department of Education Certified or in progress of receiving certifications

Keywords: Rising Ground, Yonkers , Teacher Bilingual English/Spanish, Other , Yonkers, New York

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