Mentor Teacher, PS 249 – CAMBA Kids Connection

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

PROGRAM(S): CAMBA Kids Connection serves 200 elementary school children in grades K-4 from PS 249 in Flatbush.  This program is funded by Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).  Program services are offered 5 days a week.  The program features supper and socialization, homework help, academic enrichment, conflict resolution, recreation, community circle, and clubs.


Position: Mentor Teacher

Reports To: Supervisor II   

Location: 18 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to: (1) research and develop instructional materials and lesson plans to facilitate staff development workshops; and, (2) provide group and/or individual assistance to Youth Facilitators; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Ensure the safety and security of each program participant by following all CAMBA after-school protocols and procedures including but not limited to procedures and protocols regarding safety, supervision, accident and incident reporting.
  • Update and create library of resource materials such as lesson plans, instruction materials and reference guides for program staff.
  • Manage classrooms and small groups effectively to maximize client learning.
  • Provide formal and informal observations of staff members leading activities with children and offer professional feedback and support.
  • Work one-on-one with staff members who need additional professional support and guidance.
  • Model and teach effective classroom management strategies for staff.
  • Model and teach effective strategies for homework assistance to staff.
  • Research and develop instructional materials and lesson plans to facilitate staff development workshops.
  • Facilitate staff development workshops.
  • Serve as liaison between school and program regarding homework assistance, academic issues, and discipline procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, and parents about program issues.
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • May serve as program staff substitute, as needed.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period time.



  • Certified Public School Teacher or Master’s degree (MA) with at least 1 year of relevant mentoring, conflict resolution, or counseling experience.



  • Must obtain Dept. of Health, Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; doctor’s note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB test; Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance.
  • Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school
  • After school programs operate Monday thru Friday for 3 hours directly after day school dismissal.
  • May be required to work Holiday Program Days (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Spring Recess days, Chancellor’s Day)


Compensation: $47.05 hourly
Status: Part-time
Benefits: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

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