Early Childhood Interventionist, The Baby College GRADS

New York, NY, US
May 18, 2019
Grade Level
Early Childhood
We introduced The Baby College GRADS (Guardians Responding and Developing Strategies) program in 2010 to give graduates of The Baby College an opportunity to deepen both their understanding of child development and their relationships with one another. Drawing on the most recent scientific research in infant and toddler brain development, GRADS staff help parents learn how to build strong interactions with their children, create a literacy-rich environment, and foster early language skills through weekly home visits and biweekly group meetings. While the training is intensive, the mood is light. Meetings have the informal, convivial feel of a neighborhood play group, with parents learning how to stimulate their children's minds and growth through basic everyday activities. Indeed, any moment can be a teachable one-even a simple trip to the grocery store is a chance to explore, educate, and bond with their children. GRADS ensures that caregivers receive the education and support they need during the pivotal first three years of their children's lives.

Baby College GRADS is seeking an Intervention Specialist. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and experience working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Help facilitate a structured intervention program for our most remedial students
  • Monitor and coordinate an individualized Intervention Program for our most struggling students in collaboration with other program staff
  • Facilitate weekly meetings with Intervention staff designed to support student development of essential math skills and curricular alignment with New York State Learning Standards, city, state and national exams
  • Support staff in developing curriculum, syllabi, and national exams for targeted students in the Intervention Program
  • Facilitate specific structured small group instruction of remedial students
  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers on student progress, assessments, and direction for intervention program
  • Identify articles to read together, video of individual classes to watch together, and other professional development opportunities with the intervention staff
  • Observe tutoring sessions and meets with them staff to provide feedback
  • Analyze standardized test results and creates and shares strategies for raising test scores
  • Perform other duties assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ
  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
  • 2 - 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • New York State certification grades 1 - 6 or K - 12
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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