Assistant Teacher

Company Details

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 128-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of nearly 16,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit and check us out on Facebook or Instagram.

Our award-winning, nationally-renowned Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a model program and lab school for innovation designed to provide the best possible educational, developmental and social services to 141 very low-income preschoolers and their families—all eligible for Head Start—and to advance the field of early childhood education and development on a national level. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and set the standard for comprehensive educational and family services in the preeminent Early Childhood setting. Our holistic approach prepares children for success in elementary school and in life by offering a seamless, age-appropriate curriculum that strengthens language, literacy, motor, social and emotional and cognitive development, as well as integrated Family Services. Our educational curriculum includes art, music, movement, swimming, farm-to-table meals and many other components from our multifaceted settlement house.


We now have an opportunity for an outstanding teacher candidate who will have diverse responsibilities: they will work in cooperation with a Lead Teacher and, depending on the classroom, a second Assistant Teacher, to create the appropriate learning environment for our preschool children; assist the Lead Teacher in planning and implementing a curriculum of developmentally appropriate practices; help to assess children’s strengths and areas in need of improvement through daily observation and formal assessments; promote parent engagement through monthly class meetings, parent conferences and home visits; and assist the Lead Teacher in adapting a differentiated curriculum for children with special needs in coordination with written IEPs, team planning and parental input.


B.A. in Early Childhood Education required. We are particularly excited to interview candidates looking for a leadership career in early childhood education, including candidates pursuing their Master’s Degree and certifications. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should include a resume, cover letter and list of references . No telephone calls please.

At Lenox Hill Neighborhood House we value respect, diversity and integrity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. The policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and its colleagues.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a client-facing and essential community-serving organization. To keep our clients and our colleagues safe, and to comply with various governmental contractual requirements, all new employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (except where valid medical exemptions apply) and will be required to submit proof prior to the time of onboarding.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,500.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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