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High School Equivalency Teacher



Reports to: Director of Education and Career Services - Brooklyn

Overview: The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
CASES' youth programs aim to help New York City's justice-involved young people, ranging in age from 13-24, to lead productive, crime-free lives. Our approach is distinguished by individualized case management, evidence-based programming, and group activities that build positive peer associations. For many, this is the first time in their lives that they are participating in activities that help them set personal goals and develop the skills they need to reach them. As a result, hundreds of our youth participants have enrolled in secondary, post-secondary, and vocational institutions, acquired their High School Equivalency Diplomas, found unsubsidized employment, and ended their involvement in the justice system.
CASES operates a High School Equivalency Program for participants ages 17-24. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 10:30am-1:30pm. We aim to provide young people who have been disconnected from education a chance to reconnect through creative and thoughtful lesson plans with a focus on Project-Based Learning. The classroom is of mixed academic levels. Support for the teacher comes from tutors and other program staff.

We are looking for a teacher who is interested in creating an asset-based learning environment where students can thrive and experience success. Projects will culminate in displays, presentations, performances, etc.

This position entails a full-time work week of Monday – Friday from 10am-6pm


• Provide a safe learning environment for students filled with opportunities to demonstrate leadership and academic growth;
• Incorporate academic subjects into Project Based Learning including Writing, Reading, Science, Math and Social Studies;
• Coordinate and administer the STAR and TABE test for students;
• Incorporate out-of-classroom experiences to complement the in-class work including but not limited to museum trips, art exhibits, leadership activities, etc.;
• Collaborate and co-teach with employment staff to bridge education and career development;
• Proctor and grade TASC Readiness exams and document results in our data base;
• Write bi-weekly progress notes for every students;
• Develop individual success plans for students by collaborating with other program staff, including court staff; and,
• Participate in bi-weekly team meetings to review students’ progress with team members


• Minimum of BA/BS degree, or demonstrated ability to teach TASC-level subject matter;
• Willingness to think outside the box to allow youth to have voice and choice in their own learning;
• Dynamic personality with a desire to deeply engage with youth ages 17-24;
• Demonstrated ability to engage, support, teach and motivate youth, some who have been out of a traditional classroom environment for years;
• Belief that all students have the aptitude for success;
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of clients and staff;
• Classroom management practices rooted in youth development and multiple intelligences;
• Familiarity and comfort with all subjects on the TASC;
• Willingness to participate in professional development both internally and externally;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Commitment to developing a safe learning environment; and,
• Open to working in a collaborative environment




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Posted on 07/30/18; CVMHA ID #12236