Bilingual Teacher Assistant

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

About the organization

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth was founded in 1886 with a focus of healing and strengthening children in a family setting. Today, our mission continues:

to strengthen children and families so they can live safely, independently, and productively within their home communities.

Duties

The Teachers Assistant is responsible for assisting with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill students’ potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth and enabling students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in their communities.

Goal of our Sheltered Hearts Program

Our goal is to provide safe and timely reunification for a child and their family or suitable sponsor.

In partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Sheltered Hearts Program provides family reunification and short-term shelter for children who have entered the United States without a guardian. Children reside in our family-style cottage located on our 2,000-acre campus while our bilingual staff provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.

Qualifications

Minimum of Associate’s degree in education required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 1 – 3 years of experience in academic environment supporting at risk students and/or special education programs.
Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record
Ability to converse in English and Spanish 
NYS Teaching Assistant Certification preferred.  NYS Teaching Assistant Certification required after 3 months from date of hire.

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