[SY 21-22] School Early Elementary Teacher
Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization’s impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Elementary Programs the Early Elementary Specialist plans, creates, organizes, and oversees the implementation of center-based activities in 3 K/1 groups daily in REAL Kids, DREAM’s nationally recognized elementary enrichment program. Each group will rotate through 3 centers daily. Centers should be fun with an academic learning goal in the following areas: 1 center per day should be literacy-focused, 1 center per day should have a social-emotional focus, and the third center can be focused on any academic goal. This is a great opportunity for early childhood educators, graduate students, and teacher assistants!
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Design and deliver curricula for K/1 developmentally appropriate centers that reinforce literacy skills and social emotional skills and are aligned to the DREAM values including respect, effort and teamwork;
- Create a system to retain, reuse, and refresh centers including a curriculum index and materials list;
- Prepare all materials before activities begin and facilitate a thorough clean up afterwards;
- Encourage youth to positively participate in activities;
- Serve as a role model while demonstrating professional behavior;
- Implementing all health and safety protocols as required, including ensuring child safety and responding appropriately to any incidents;
- NOTE: Centers activities that require materials/resources will be given a conservative budget on an as-needed basis.
- Must be at least 18 years of age;
- High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree/certification in related field preferred;
- Minimum 2 years experience working with groups of youth;
- Clear passion for and detailed knowledge of specialty area;
- Understanding of effective youth development strategies and conflict resolution;
- Exemplary social, organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to work in-person during all program hours required;
- A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.
- September 20, 2021 to June 10, 2022
- Monday – Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30pm
- Program dates and hours are tentative and subject to change.
- Rate: $38/hour
- DREAM Charter School East Harlem – 1991 Second Avenue, New York, NY
- DREAM Charter School Mott Haven – 411 Wales Avenue, Bronx, NY
DREAM’s VACCINATION POLICY
DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.
From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.
Come dream with us.
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.