4 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
Division: Education, Career and Enrichment
CASES' youth programs aim to help New York City's legal-system-involved young people, aged 13-24, to lead productive, crime-free lives. Our approach is distinguished by individualized case management, evidence-based programming, and group activities that build positive peer associations. For many, this is the first time in their lives that they are participating in activities that help them set personal goals and develop the skills they need to reach them. As a result, hundreds of our youth participants have enrolled in secondary, post-secondary, and vocational institutions acquired their High School Equivalency diplomas, found unsubsidized employment, and ended their involvement in the legal system.
CASES' youth programs operate a High School Equivalency Program for participants ages 17-27. We aim to provide young people who have been disconnected from education a chance to reconnect through creative and thoughtful lesson plans.
We are looking for a teacher interested in creating a supportive learning environment where students can thrive and experience success.
Work is expected to be done in person – at the office and/or in the community; occasional travel throughout NYC when needed.
Requirements: A demonstration of academic capacity to meet the needs of the position - Math, Social Studies, Science and Language Arts
All applicants must comply with CASES/NYC's vaccination policy. Individuals selected for employment cannot begin working until they provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine) or submit and gain approval for a Medical or Religious Exemption. Individuals approved for exemption must submit weekly PCR test results.
Reports to: Supervisor of Academic Instruction
- Provide a safe learning environment for students, filled with opportunities to experience success, academic advancement, and support;
- Teach all subjects of the GED test: Math, Science, Writing, Reading, and Social Studies;
- Develop curriculum maps and level-appropriate lesson plans that promote balanced literacy and student-centered instruction, addressing multiple learning styles;
- Lead educational field trips and contribute to planning of events and celebrations;
- Administer the TABE assessment for new students;
- Teach customized enrichment classes to those who have passed some subjects of the GED;
- Plan and facilitate weekly Education enrichment group open to all CASES youth;
- Maintain and enter attendance in databases;
- Write progress notes for every student, with attention to those who are mandated to services;
- Communicate with other staff about participants’ progress and challenges and collaborate to create success plans for students experiencing difficulties
- Participate in weekly staff meetings;
- Provide tutoring to active participants as well as graduates as time allows;
- Assist with Education referrals to appropriate settings and providers;
- Assist with development of and/or facilitate a Project-Based learning group for 14- and 15- year-olds during SYEP;
- In cases of inclement weather or COVID exposure: provide instruction in virtual settings, including synchronous video classes and asynchronous assignments;
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Director
- Experience with academic instruction teaching youth;
- HSE teachers provide instruction in all subjects
- Demonstrated ability to engage, support and motivate disconnected youth;
- Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students and staff; · Classroom management practices rooted in youth development principles;
- Familiarity with all subjects on the GED;
- Willingness to participate in professional development both internally and externally;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Commitment to developing a safe learning environment; and,
- Open to working in a collaborative environment
- Please submit a cover letter and resume
- Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
- This is a full-time exempt role; annual salary $51,000
- As a full-time employee of CASES, you will receive our comprehensive list of benefit programs, which you can review on our website’s career page.
CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status. We also actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal justice system.