Rising Ground, Inc

POH Teacher’s Assistant (Brooklyn and Queens)

Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/28/2022 12:41 PM)
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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.


The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program provides temporary 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, the POH program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 439 youth as well as Therapeutic and Educational Services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well s link them with family members and/or sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. 


The Teacher’s Assistant will support the Teacher in the review and implementation of the academic curriculum.  The TA will co-facilitate academic instruction as needed and will serve as substitute teacher in the absence of the Teacher.


  • 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 bachelor's degree or equivalent with bilingual extension preferred
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) a must
  • Minimum Level I NYS Teacher Assistant Certification
  • Salary $45,827.00


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