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Rising Ground Teacher’s Assistant in Yonkers, New York


The Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in aBasic Shelterprogram, and theTherapeutic Group Homeprograms located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as aTransitional Foster Careprogram and theLong Term Foster CareProgramlocated in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Educational Coordinator will oversee education services provided to youth supported by the UC program.

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.


  • Willhelp in thedevelopment ofall lesson plans and curriculum for both the Transitional Foster Care and the Basic Shelter Program. Willassist the teacher toensure that the lesson plans meet the developmental needs of the youth in the program, are in their native language and provide opportunities for the youth to learn English andAcculturation.

  • Willassist the teacher towork with the Office of Refugee Resettlement and other governing bodies to ensure that the program is meeting standards as they relate to the educational needs of the youth supported by the program.

  • Will ensure that youth who require specialized tutorial services receive the appropriate tutorial services. The Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and organizing tutoring hours on the different subjects.

  • Willhelp tocreate and facilitate educational activities in the community as well as hands-on projects that will enhance the lesson plans provided to the UAC youth.

  • Will maintain inventory of all education supplies and ensure that education program is fully equipped to meet the needs of the youth supported by the program.

  • Will facilitate assessments for minors within 72 hours of arrival and every 90 days thereafter. Will type and upload the assessments to UC Portal.

  • Must be prepared to cover and teach any class in the program

  • Will coordinate activities such as fund raisers


  • One year experience providing educational services to youth who present behavioral, educational, and emotional challenges is preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Educationor related field with progression towards ENL extension or in pathways to receive bachelors degree or equivalent with bilingual extension preferred

  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) a must

  • Minimum Level I NYS Teacher Assistant Certification

    Annual Salary: $44,925.00

Job LocationsUS-NY-Yonkers

Posted Date8 months ago(8/9/2023 6:24 PM)

Job ID 2023-2572

of Openings 19

Category Other