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OWN - Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools Temporary Teaching Assistant--OWNCS 1 ES in Astoria, New York


Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools (OWNCS) educates students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners. Our educational philosophy is based on inquiry, active and experiential learning, and social justice.

We are committed to providing strong educational opportunities for children in underserved communities. We believe in the importance of creating socio-economically and culturally diverse schools.

A successful candidate for this position will embody confidence, exercise good judgement and must be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with various constituencies, including students, senior staff, co-workers, and teachers.

Vaccination Policy

OWNCS will only consider the candidacy of candidates who are vaccinated (one or two doses), candidates will be asked to certify their vaccination status before any final offers are made. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

Temporary Teaching Assistant Position Summary

OWNCS 1 Elementary School, located in Astoria, Queens, seeks to provide students with a first-class learning experience that maximizes their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development, including the development of their ability to apply their intellect to solving problems and contribute to the communities as enlightened and responsible citizens. This temporary position is available due to an employee's maternity leave.

Primary Tasks

  • Share commitment to the success of the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of OWN Charter Schools.

  • Support and fully participate in a school culture that focuses on student and adult learning.

  • Set high expectations and standards for the achievement of students and own personal performance.

  • Support the classroom teacher in offering content and instruction that ensures student achievement of school’s academic standards.

  • Support the school’s philosophy that values continuous learning for adults tied to student learning and other school goals.

  • Support the use of multiple sources of data collection to analyze barriers to student achievement and to access, identify and apply to instructional improvement.

  • Support all efforts to provide opportunities for the community to be involved in student and school success.

    Required Education and Skills

  • Must have appropriate credentials as designated by NY State Education Department and in accordance with definitions and requirements to be designated a highly qualified and certified assistant teacher as defined by NCLB.

  • Needs to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Must be able to:

  • communicate through superior written and oral communications skills.

  • work on multiple projects and respond to requests and deadlines in an accurate, timely manner.

  • make sound decisions within the parameters of authority.

  • be courteous, professional and tactful at all times.

  • maintain a positive working relationship with faculty, staff, board members, parents, students, authorizer and community.


    $40,000 to $43,000

    OWNCS EEO Statement

    OWNCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, actual or perceived mental or physical disability, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), sex/gender, gender identity, presentation, expression or nonconformity (including cisgender/transgender, non-binary or intersex status), marital status, domestic partner status, familial or caregiver status, military or veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality), sexual and reproductive health decisions, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses, arrest or conviction record, unemployment status, credit history, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (each a “Protected Characteristic”).

    Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities discipline, discharge and general treatment during employment.

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