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The Door empowers young people to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports, and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof.

The Door’s Career and Education Services Department in Soho and the South Bronx support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. As the Occupational Skills Instructor, you are responsible for providing classroom and small group instruction in reading, writing, and math contextualized through the lens of medical and IT careers. You will work closely with team members to ensure students are obtaining knowledge and skills necessary for HSE attainment, employment, post-secondary education, and ultimately self-sufficiency. You will track and document their progress throughout the length of the program.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Facilitate all instructional aspects contextualized through the lens of medical and IT careers.
  • Provide differentiated instruction to a wide range of learners.
  • Plan lessons and projects that are outcome-based to develop skills necessary for both career readiness and/or HSE preparation that are aligned with the NYS Common Core Standards.
  • Administer multiple forms of assessment to inform lesson planning and day to day instructional strategies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to respond to the instructional needs of students
  • Maintain a stimulating learning environment
  • Develop and maintain student records established for the program and as stipulated by contractual requirements
  • Provide feedback to the team regarding young people to help inform the content and structure of program services
  • Support college level and/or high school interns that will work with each respective team on completing set administrative functions.
  • Participate in meetings, training, case conferences, workshops, and events.
  • Develop and facilitate community meetings and provide support during special events

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • You have 3+ years of classroom teaching experience working with high-risk adolescents.
  • You have a knack for engaging youth and the ability to apply positive youth development practices
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation
  • Experience incorporating and using technology in instruction
  • You work as a team to promote successful outcomes for youth.
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to juggle multiple assignments on time, all the time
  • You know that communication is key
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, or French preferred

Why You Should Join Our Team

  • You’re part of a mission-driven organization that empowers NYC youth
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year) , 12 sick days, 3 personal days
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Salary: low to mid-40s plus generous benefits package
Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.