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School Aide, PT

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
New York, NY
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • $15 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description

*Brooklyn Kindergarten Society is paying out Sign On Bonuses to all qualified candidates! Please check out the attachments for details!*

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) has dedicated itself to providing high quality early childhood education to children from low-income families for the last 125 years. We serve nearly 450 children in full-day educational classes, each enriched with pre-literacy and language programs as well as arts and music instruction. BKS recognizes that families – the key to children’s success – often benefit from resources and support beyond the classroom. To that end, our social services staff provides counseling, referral services, and workshops for children and their families. We were rated one of the top seven school readiness programs in Greater New York (out of 1,700 organizations reviewed) by Root Cause Foundation. We provide full day, year round care for children who are stimulated by the various curriculum studies initiated by them and guided by the principles of the Creative Curriculum.


Teacher's Aides provide support to the Group and Assistant teacher in implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum (Creative Curriculum) for the assigned classroom, as provided by classroom lesson plan or team. The Aide will work closely with children, staff members, and families to ensure that the center runs smoothly and children’s needs are met each day. They will assist with the supervision of all children, implementing classroom activities, work cooperatively with and support other classroom staff and volunteers, and assist with the general maintenance of the classroom to insure the health and safety of the children of the program.


  • Assist in the direction of a class of students (maybe mixed age) through daily activities
  • Communicates with families about children’s progress and work


Planning and Program Implementation (50%)

  • Planning (25%)
    • Understand the goals and objectives of BKS
    • Grasp curriculum goals and objectives and articulate what children are learning about each unit
    • Have an understanding of how children will achieve those goals through academic and social activities
    • Identify classroom materials needed to support the implementation of the curriculum towards achieving goals.
  • Program Implementation (25%)
    • Engage in children in conversation
    • Provide positive guidance for children
    • Support in lesson plan implementation
    • Provide assistance during meal times, bathroom breaks, and handwashing breaks.

Additional Educational and non Educational Duties (35%)

  • Assessment system (15%)
    • Support assistant and group teachers with assessment responsibilities like maintaining observation logs and other running records
    • Navigate systems like Teaching Strategies GOLD online (assessment system).
  • Supervision (10%)
    • Assist to provide consistent supervision that takes into account developmentally appropriate activities and health needs of the group and individual child.
  • Relationship Building (5%)
    • Foster relationships with key stakeholders e.g., teachers, family workers/social workers, parents and guardians for the purposes of school readiness.
  • Promoting professional growth (5%)
    • Assume responsibility for professional performance and self-reflection


  • Fulfill roles as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Polices.
  • Foster relationships with key stakeholders e.g., teachers, family workers/social workers, parents and guardians for the purposes of school readiness.
  • Perform any other work-related duties necessary to the smooth functioning of the facility as requested by the supervisor.


  • Minimum of 6 months experience working with children ages 2-4 years old
  • A 2.5 minimum culminate high school GPA, Associate’s degree preferred
  • CDA in early childhood education preferred
  • Experience working with low income populations and diverse cultures.


  • Ability to pass Comprehensive Background Clearance through Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- Identogo and/or Department of Education Fingerprinting Screening, NYS Central Registry, Sex Offender Registry clearance, SEL check, three (3) reference checks, physical examination with updated TB test, varicella, tdap, MMR (fees may apply).
  • Obtain Mandated Reporter training certificate (every two (2) years) and other Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Head Start Performance Standard training requirements.
  • If hired, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society


New York, NY
11201 USA



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