United States of America
Employment Type
Contract Length
6-12 Months
Student Level
Early Childhood Pre-School Middle School High School

Job Qualifications

  • One year experience providing educational services to youth who present behavioral, educational, and emotional challenges is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or 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

Job Benefits

  • Children Program

Job Description

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 a Basic Shelter program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long Term Foster Care Program located 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.


Will help in the development of all lesson plans and curriculum for both the Transitional Foster Care and the Basic Shelter Program. Will assist the teacher to ensure 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 and Acculturation.

Will assist the teacher to work 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.

Will help to create 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