Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Posted on: May 4, 2021
Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is
the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of
America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services
in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896
as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city's poor,
today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide
life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in
New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic
violence; individuals and families - including veterans -
experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/
AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with
developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with
developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a
history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. VOA-Greater New York
expands, and introduces new services in response to community
needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable,
supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum
of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services
for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge--,
a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater
New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury,
are examples of the organization's responsiveness, creativity and
life-altering work. Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are
nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of
accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack-- is
the organization's signature community service campaign that
ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter "home" has a new
backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.
Minimum Qualifications:M.S. in Special Education. New York State
teacher certification in Special Education K-12 (prior to February
2004) or an internship or emergency COVID certificate, initial or
professional certification in Students with Disabilities,
Birth-Grade 2. Principal Responsibilities: The below enumerated
principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific
and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.
- Implement The Creative Curriculum and ensure that the National
Association for the Education of Young Children standards are
reflected in every classroom.
- Prepare weekly lesson plans following The Creative Curriculum
- Supervise the activities and assignment of the teacher
assistants with individual children or groups of children in the
- Write Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and monitor
children's progress in goal areas.
- Write annual IEP goals for children and Quarterly reports to
parents on children's progress.
- Implement instructional (e.g., Applied Behavior Analysis, ESL)
and behavioral (group and individual) strategies and methodology in
- Collect and monitor data related to individualized behavior
plans, IEPs, children's attendance and other instructional and
administrative areas as needed.
- Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of
students in all areas, at regularly planned intervals using The
Creative Curriculum assessments, The Brigance Inventories, and
other formal and informal assessment tools.
- Attend team meetings and CPSE conferences as needed.
- Make parent contacts, provide for transition of instruction to
home, and invite parents for school visits.
- Implement the policies and procedures contained in the Early
Learning Center manuals. Make a living by making a difference.
Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.
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